When it comes to color I think its easy to play it safe and to stick with the basics. Especially if you are just breaking into the hat world. In my opinion hats that aren't your average color take your outfit to the next level. A colored hat can be the perfect statement piece for your outfit OR the perfect cover up when your running to grab that 6am coffee but aren't quite ready for the day and you want to look like a total babe. Am I the only one guilty of that? I love styling this mustard yellow hat with my everyday looks. If i'm wearing a neutral color like this pinstriped romper above I like to add this hat to make my outfit pop. I don't wear a lot of makeup and to me my hats are my finishing touches that I grab right before I run out the door"
"Sometimes I do like to mix it up and wear this yellow with colors that compliment it, like this Olive green shirt. I paired brown sandals to go with the brown suede trim around the hat to pull it all together. When I first started wearing more hats with color I would make sure everything matched but as time goes on and I am stepping out of my comfort zone, I'm finding myself constantly reaching for this one more than my others. I like how I can wear it all summer and transition it into perfectly into fall.
If you've always stuck the basics but have always wanted to try something new, go for it! I think you'll love wearing a pop of color as much as I do. At first, pair your new colored hat with basics and then little by little start wearing them with other colors and reaching out of your comfort zone. Lets be honest, hats are the BEST accessory but confidence is key. Be confident in your decisions, do you and rock any of the hats you decide to wear. Here's a few more of my favorite colored hats I've had my eye on.
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size 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 + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. 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 email@example.com.