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The Best Hats to Buy For a Not-So-Chilly Winter

Hat expert Kathy Buccio walks us through the styles to sport from Goorin Bros.

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Ever wonder what your hat says about you? No eternal heat wave can ever stop us from putting our best hat forward in Miami, but with so many of them on the market, how do you know what hat works best for your style? We paid a visit to recently opened hat shop Goorin Bros. on Lincoln Road to match their best-selling hats with their fitting personalities.

Cloche Hats


Cloche is French for bell, and Goorin's Lady Jean style is perfect for the sophisticated beauty– the girl who likes to keep it classic. Made popular in the 1920's by fashion icons like Coco Chanel, Cloche hats look best on girls with short hair, as it accentuates the hair style and feminine features of the person wearing it. Go for a bold color like this teal number, available at the store. It's the quintessential color and accessory for fall.

Soft Brim Fedoras

The Beauregard fedora is a hat for all seasons. This mustard-colored one speaks to the inner bohemian free-spirit in all of us. A little known fact- the fedora was originally designed for women but quickly grew popular amongst men. Playing around with colors can add a whole new style dimension and personality to the fedora. In this case, we added a vibrant peacock feather to compliment the fall shade, which gives it a throwback 70s feel.


Bolero Hats

A fan favorite, this Bolero hat was made famous by the one and only Zorro. The London Sparkles, as it's called at Goorin, embodies all those modern rock n' roll vibes you dream of in a fall hat and is best worn either at the back of the head or on a tilt. It's recently made a comeback on some of the hottest runways this past season, like at Dolce and Gabbana.



Straw Hats

The unofficial hat of the Magic City and every beach goer on the planet. The Big John straw hat evokes the stylish energy of Havana in the 1940's. It's sexy and commanding but also casually laid back. The hat was and still is woven in Ecuador with toquilla straw. Throw it on with a colorful caftan or denim, and you're ready for some daytime fun.



Sturdy Brim Fedoras

Goorin's stunning grey Dean the Butcher fedora is the ideal menswear statement piece. The shorter brim is easily adjustable, which makes it a versatile hat for just about anyone. The color, fit, and style just calls for a woman who is often found sporting the latest menswear trend. Think big bowed blouses, fitted blazers, and tuxedo pants. It's no wonder that the fedora continues to be any hat maker's top seller.



Top Hats

A unique member of the top hat family, this carriage hat is from the old school of rock. Worn by rock n' rollers like Guns n' Roses, KISS, and AC/DC, the White Rabbit hat truly captures the essence of music's heyday. It originated in the 1800's and was made with a shorter top so that it didn't need to be removed when getting in and out of a carriage. It's slowly making waves in creative and fashionable circles.