One of those days where you aren’t sure what to wear? You’ve come to the right place. In this post we will be breaking down three different looks to help you figure out the best fit to pair with your hat.
High-low dressing is all about taking that expensive special piece in your closet and wearing her out for any occasion.
-Pair this evening dress with something a little less fancy. Don’t let her sit in the back of your closet.
-To dress her down we paired her with our Mo Pom beanie in Cream.
-High-Low dressing is all about making your statement piece more wearable for everyday. Take a classic sweater to pair but make sure it falls in a neutral color scheme. We don’t wan’t that statement piece lost.
-A sneaker will definitely emphasize your special piece while still giving you that undone vibe.
Overall, High-Low dressing is about leading with chic and accenting with the everyday.
Monochromatic is our go-to look! We love this look because it always looks high end and takes little effort. For this look we chose cream as our base color.
-The trick to a monochromatic look is mixing colors and variations/textures of your color of choice. Pairing the Ezra in ivory with this look gives us that interesting shape while staying within our realm of cream.
-Layer up! Let’s start with the basics. This off white T paired with these white jeans will do.
-Let’s keep things interesting. We are going to take white socks and pair them with some heels in the same color. That’s right. Socks with heels!
-We like to keep things special at Gigi Pip. So we are going to throw on this one of a kind vintage tan sweater.
-Almost done! Layer like a cake and add this light weight cream duster.
-Final touch. Add jewels for some shine! We wen’t with gold.
All done! If you’ll notice while we utilized different shades and textures the overall color you see is cream.
DENIM ON DENIM
With an all denim look the trick of the trade is to mix different shades of denim together and pair with elevated pieces. Let’s avoid the look of the Canadian Tuxedo while still wearing the Canadian Tuxedo!
-The Ginger in Ivory pairs with anything and everything so today, that is what we are wearing.
-Start with a light top. We are going with this Levi’s jacket.
-Next up is bottoms, make sure these are darker. Vintage 501’s? Don’t mind if we do.
-Now that we have our base denim pieces together. Let’s break them up! We are going to take a classic tuxedo jacket and some heels. These pieces elevate our base layers while still telling the story of… We love denim!
The key to pulling off this look is keeping your base denim contrasted and then add some sparkle. Accessorize! Be sure to not go overboard.
Finding your perfect hat starts with finding the perfect fit. Let's answer some common questions to help you find a Gigi Pip that will give you the best look and feel.
Hats are measured by the inside circumference at the bottom of the hat's crown (the sweatband) and most often measured in centimeters. While hats may be sized according to their measurement, it is fairly common for women's hats to be sized based on average women's head sizes and then adjusted down to fit.
For example - Since the average women's head size measures 57cm, a small to medium hat would be made to fit 57cm and then can be adjusted down to 55cm. Larger head sizes measure up to 59cm, so a medium to large size hat would be made to fit a 59cm head size and then can be adjusted down to 57cm. Children ages 7 and below are typically 53cm, and those ages 7+ tend to be 55cm. Because of this, Gigi Pip hats sizes are as followed:
Kids (53cm to 55cm)
S/M (57cm to 59cm)
M/L (59cm to 61cm)
Additional Sizing Chart (based on average women head sizes):
X Small - 55cm (21.65 Inches)
Small - 57cm (22.44 Inches)
Medium - 58cm (22.83 Inches)
Large - 59cm (23.22 Inches)
X Large - 61cm (24.01 Inches)
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size and are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) and then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide on the style you'd like to size your hat to and adjust your hat accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table and measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Method 1: The Traditional Style
This is the traditional style of wearing a hat. The front tip of the hat is low on the forehead, just above your eye brows, causing the hat to sit nearly level with the ground. To measure your head using the traditional style method, measure the distance around your head from the center of the back of the head to the forehead just above the eyebrow as shown below.
1. Use a textile measuring tape (or string) to measure the distance around your head crossing through the center part of the back of your head and the forehead just above the eyebrow. The tape should be level with the ground.
2. Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Hat sizing is in cm. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting your hat accordingly.
Method 2: The Halo Style
This is the halo style way of wearing a hat. The front of your hat is raised up and the hat sits on the back of your head. To measure your head size using the halo method, measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above your neck, and the front of you head up on your brow as shown below.
1. Use a textile measuring tape to measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above the neck, and the front of your head high on the brow. The tape should be higher in front than in back.
2. Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Wearing a hat Halo style is usually a smaller hat size than wearing a hat traditionally however we recommend using the larger of the two hat sizes. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting down.
All Gigi Pip hats are made to adjust to the perfect fit. Before making any adjustments, check the inner band type and follow the directions below.
1. My hat has draw strings - If your inner band has draw strings located behind the tag on the rear side of the hat, simply pull them tight to adjust your hat size down a size or two. Pull gently to avoid a tare.
2. My hat DOES NOT have draw strings - Many types of inner bands do not allow for a draw strings such as leather, elastic or cotton with a foam lining. Hats without a draw string are adjusted by using Gigi Pip's Hat Sizing Tape (sold separately). Hat sizing tape has long been the preferred method of adjusting hats because it allows you to keep the inner band in its natural form and the foam molds comfortably to the head.
Directions to use Hat Sizing Tape: Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that you know what your hat size is, let's find The Best Hat for your Face Shape!