Dressed for: Hat Hair

Already Pretty outfit featuring olive green cardigan, Athleta dress, olive green leather boots, slouchy hobo handbag

Cardigan – J.Crew via Twicesimilar
Dress – Athleta (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Banana Republic (mine are old, but these are the same)
Boots – Coclico (no longer available) – similar – similar color
Handbag – Corsetsimilar
Necklace – Old Navy (not available online) – similar
Earrings – Old Navy (not available online at ON) – same ones

Whenever I wear my hair “down,” lots of people asked if I’ve cut it. They’re always surprised to hear that I haven’t because it definitely looks quite different. Sometimes I wear it down just to mix things up, but lately I’ve been doing it because of -30 degree windchills. My messy/curly ‘do gets totally squashed by my hat, but worn like this I look relatively normal post-hat. And when it’s that cold out, a hat is absolutely required.

Do any of you adjust your hairstyles to avoid “hat head”?


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7 Responses to “Dressed for: Hat Hair”

  1. nishaa

    Okay, one question.
    what’s the temperature range you dress for?
    coz it never snows where I stay. . . temp range. . . 40 to 100°f. . but when it’s cold approaching 40, I can never be dressed in a cardigan and call that enough. .
    how do you do it ? . it certainly looks better than being cooped up in parka and wool coats. .

    • Sally McGraw

      Hi Nishaa! So the outfits I show during winter are what I’m wearing underneath my coat, which is typically a down parka. We get everything from -30 windchills to 100+ degree days, but in winter it’s usually 20 degrees or below. I definitely couldn’t wear just this to walk around outside, but if I posted what I wear to walk around outside, I’d look the same every day: Parka, legs, boots. 😉 Hope that makes sense.

  2. Talia

    I wear my hair in a pixie cut, so I don’t really have to worry about hat head! After taking off my hat, I can run my fingers through my hair and voila – hair is fine. This is just one of the many reasons I love my hair!

  3. Alyna Angel

    I’m working on integrating hats into my wardrobe but…

    Prior to this post, I recently started following you, I’ve never understood why cardigans are on nearly every capsule wardrobe post I’ve read. Totally get it now, that looks amazing.