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How to Rock a Hat

Mar 28, 2012

Looking to update your look but not sure where to start? From the top, of course. Baseball players have their caps. Boarders (snow and skate) have their beanies. But for everyday style, how do you rock a hat like JT, Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp without looking like a poser?

First, check your wannabe style. Make your topper fit your personality. Then consult this list and see what suits you best.

Beret

For the lover or the fighter, the bert is traditionally worn by artists and army men. In cool weather, a wool beret in place of a ski cap looks slick with a leather or wool jacket in a similar color. In warm weather, cultivate an artistic look with a black tee-shirt and jeans, and accessorize with an acoustic guitar under a tree to really kick up the look. Of course, you'll need to know how to play guitar first or you'll be entering serious poser country.

Cowboy

The cowboy hat brings irony and personality to a dressed-up look, especially if you live in cowboy country. But be careful with this look: unless you're goin' out on the range, don't pair it with jeans and a plaid shirt. 

Fedora

Currently the choice of American Idol contestants and musicians in general. Also Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber and other celebs about town. Made of wool, tweed, felt or fur felt, this signature topper is creased in the crown and pinched in the front and usually has a ribbon and the occasional feather for extra "jazz". Formerly the look of 1920s gangsters and 1940s musicals, but updated with a smaller brim and also called a "Trilby". Looks great when paired with a preppy fall layered outfit, especially a tweed jacket.

Greek fisherman

If you're into the yachting scene or are interested in going out on a fashion limb, check this style out. In summer they come in white cotton. Cooler weather styles come in dark leather or wool. One of the many hats of choice seen on Ryan, Sharpay's twin brother, in the High School Musical movies. This pairs well with a nautical look - reds, whites and navy blues, layered clothes and thick vertical stripes.

Ivy cap

Also called a Kangol or a Flat Cap, this brimless hat with a rounded top has its roots in 1920's newsboys, the Great Gatsby, and old Ivy League golfers. Sources tell that Kangol is an acronym: K from "knitted", ANG from "angora", and OL from "wool". Currently pairs well with hip-hop style: brands like Phat Farm, Sean John and Rocawear.

Hat Etiquette

Always mind your manners. Hats off in class and when singing the National Anthem. Bonus: a guy who removes his hat when dining in a restaurant gets extra points in any polite girl's book.

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Fun_125 posted in Friends:
I've had friends like this. The relationship made me unhappy so I took a step back. From what I think is that she isnt your real friend. This happens to the best of us. Does it suck? Yes. It does very much. When she grows up and realizes that you aren't there then she can be annoyed. But until then maybe stop spending a lot of time with her...
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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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