4 Ways to Style a Wide Brim Hat for Spring

A wide brim hat is a chic statement accessory that exudes that 70s bohemian aesthetic we absolutely love. It's easy to wear and versatile, able to be paired with pretty much anything in your closet, from a maxi dress and bralette to a tank top and shorts. Wide brim hats are the spring staple every girl needs to have in her closet. 

Think you can't pull off a wide brim hat? Think again! This popular hat choice is universally flattering if you have the right styling tips and tricks in hand. Keep reading to learn how to make a wide brim hat look incredibly stylish for spring.

model wearing a mauve Venice wide brim hat with an olive maxi dress and off-white bralette

Endless Romantic

For an easy-breezy style, contrast the rigid structure of a wide brim hat with a soft and romantic look. Think flowing skirts or maxi dresses, soft colors and feminine lace. Keep jewelry neutral or go for minimalistic pieces that play up the ease of your bohemian fashion look. This style is all about unexpected layers, soft lines and feminine touches. 

Wondering how to wear your hair? We love soft messy waves. But these hats literally work with any hairstyle. If you have a shorter bob or pixie style, you'll want to wear your wide brim hat as far back on your head as possible. A medium-length hairstyle effortlessly balances out the brim of the hat. And if you have extremely thick, long hair, pin some of it back for the perfect amount of volume. 

model wearing a tan wide brim hat with denim overalls and a white lace top

Free Spirit

Perfect for a trip to the farmer's market or a weekend excursion, any of our wide brim hats magically bring your look together when paired with overalls or a romper. The statement that a wide brim hat brings to an outfit can take it from simple to stylish in seconds flat. Have fun with accessories and go with big, bold earrings and stacks of unique and interesting bracelets. This is such an adorable, yet comfortable ensemble that we guarantee it becomes your go-to weekend look. 

Trying to add more volume underneath your wide brim hat? Try curling your hair using a big-barrel curling wand for a softer look. For a cute and quirky finish, separate your hair into two braids. And for a sleek style, straighten your hair or leave it natural. The free spirit look is all about being your genuine self, so be you and have fun with it. 

model wearing a gray Venice wide brim hat with a teal lace tank top

Effortless Influencer

Do you ever see that Instagram influencer or former Bachelor contestant rocking a wide brim hat and think, "How do they make that look so effortlessly fashionable?" To be honest, it really is pretty simple. Don't overthink it if you're going for that just-threw-it-on, easy chic vibe. Go with a tank top with some visual interest, a pair of fabulous shorts and some stacked delicate bracelets and rings. 

For this style, you want the hat to be the star of the show, so keep the rest of your look relatively simple. Beachy, undone waves, a loose side pony or a fishtail braid are perfect hairstyles for this simple, bohemian outfit.

model wearing a black Venice wide brim hat

Classic Rocker

A major reason we love wide brim hats is that they're so versatile. Whether your look is soft and feminine or 90s grunge, a wide brim hat just works. If rocker girl or roadie chic is more your vibe, opt for black or distressed shorts, a graphic band tee, studded or fringed footwear and an arm full of bracelets. And don't forget a western-style belt for an added touch of bling.  


Keep that hair down, messy and undone — nothing is more rock than that. Hair falling a little flat? Be sure to use a volumizing spray and some good dry shampoo to get that textured and voluminous style you're after. 

Discover Bohemian Fashion, Accessories and More at Three Bird Nest

At Three Bird Nest, our fashion is created for women who want to make a statement without saying a word. Our gorgeous clothing collections are curated from all over the world and handpicked to perfectly complement our selection of headwear and accessories. From on-trend wide brim hats to classic denim pieces, you'll find the newest bohemian fashion only at Three Bird Nest. Have a question? Interested in carrying our products in your shop? Reach out for more information. 

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