July 22, 2022 4 min read

Confidence begins the moment you choose to believe in yourself. We don’t just believe in the power of confidence, we put confidence into everything we do. 


Why Confidence is our North Star

Everyone knows what it feels like to lose confidence. It’s not a good feeling, that’s why instilling confidence in women is our driving force. Inspiring confidence is the most essential element of Gigi Pip and always will be. Our founder Ginger Parrish put it best, “When I started Gigi Pip, it was all about confidence. Confidence to me is owning who you are… despite what others might think.” 

Own who you are – the sweet along with the sour because it’s all beautiful, no matter what anyone else might think. Of course, confidence is sometimes easier said than done. But, there are many ways you can practice the skill of self-assurance, like having confidence in your style. 

 

Style Confidence: Gigi Pip Tips 

How confident you are in your personal style is an important factor in feeling like your very best self. A hat is a bold statement piece that exudes confidence, whichever way you decide to style it. 

  1. Your unique traits are your assets. If you think you can’t find the best hat for your full-bodied curly hair, guess again! Embrace all that you are in the hat that compliments your natural characteristics. With adjustable inner bands in every hat, you can fix the sizing to be just right. 
  2. Let your personality shine through. Who you are at your very core is the most beautiful version of you. Find the boho hat style that represents your free-spirited nature, or the beret that speaks to your Parisian-inspired wardrobe. Whoever you are, there is a hat to match.   
  3. Hold back? No way. Style your hat, your way. Hat bands, feathers, and pins can be arranged in  endless ways to show off your style. Get as carried away with accessories as you like. If your style is more minimal, you can pull that look off too. 
  4. Try new things. Your comfort zone is no place for confidence to grow. Wide brims show confidence. We know they can be a little intimidating at first, but what’s the harm in giving it a shot? Sooo many women have said they’re not hat girls until they take the leap and put a hat on. We recommend starting small. Wear a Monroe - Rancher and work your way up to different, bolder styles. Shapes like the Maude Pencil Brim hat are a major confidence booster. 

What is Hat Confidence?

Trusting your instincts, believing you are capable of anything, and embracing your unique strengths are a few examples of what Hat Confidence takes. And nothing says Hat Confidence like our Limited Edition hats. 

Limited Editions are one-of-a-kind hats that have been styled either by our hat experts, or collaborators we team up with. As soon as we started these editions it quickly became apparent that each hat was going to be super unique, and would inspire a lot of confidence.  


How to be Confident 

Confidence is attainable for every woman. You deserve to feel uplifted in all the many hats you wear. Although you’ll be getting plenty of compliments on your hat from passersby, true confidence comes from within. 

  • Self-esteem is what we think, feel, and believe about ourselves. Wear the hats that illicit feelings of certainty and pride in yourself. 
  • Self-worth has to do more with the assessments we give ourselves when it comes to performance. Like, when you receive a compliment on your wide brim fedora - would you feel you earned it? Or would you feel like that compliment was meant for someone else? 
  • Self-image is the mental picture you have of yourself. Your self-image includes the perception you have of how you look. Put your very favorite straw hat on and take a look in the mirror. You’ll love how confident you feel and you can carry that feeling with you the rest of your day. 

Self-esteem, self-worth, and self-image are all a bit different but each one makes a big impact on your level of confidence. Put on the hats that keep you at the top of your confidence game. Every woman experiences low points, but that doesn’t mean it should be a baseline. Keep in mind temporary lack of confidence is something every woman feels. Nobody is perfect. 


Confidence Looks Good on You

We think perfection is overrated + frankly, boring. We see the beauty in differences + celebrate them. Your unique qualities are your strengths, embrace them. When you put on a hat that you customized to your style, nothing can come between you and your confidence. 


Our Top Confidence Quotes

Who doesn’t love a good quote to lean on every once in a while? Some of our favorite quotes are by women who wear many hats and embrace them all. 

  • “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Blake Lively

  • “Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you.” – Jessica Williams
  • “It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique.” – Hayley Hasselhoff
  • “I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.” – Jane Fonda
  • “Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.” – Diane von Furstenberg
  • “Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.” – Ciara
  • “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world... Fashion is instant language.” – Miuccia Prada

It takes confidence to wear a hat. You will stand out in a crowd, you will turn heads, and you will get lots of compliments. Most importantly, you will go about your day feeling sure of yourself from the inside out. If you’re looking for more ways to feel like your best self, check out our confidence collection, a curated lineup of our boldest hats and accessories


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