As 2010 comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back at the great hats and celebrity hat wearers of the year. Hats are seen on every type of celebrity from musicians and actors, to athletes and reality TV stars. We live in a fashionable time where an accessory can make or break you look. Some people got it very right and some very wrong. Here are the best and worst hat looks of 2010.
Best Men’s Celebrity Hats
#5 – David Bekham. David is a style icon without question, but his looks this year were on the casual side. I love the matching scarf and knit cap. He doesn’t look like he is trying to make a fashionable statement, but he does anyway.
#4 – Brad Pitt. Brad has worn all different styles of hats this year, from knit to flat cap and fedora on occasion. This white summer straw is one of my favorites. It is clean and classic, but still very modern.
#3 – Talib Kweli. This year the flat cap has become even more popular with styles ranging from classic to contemporary. I love this plaid cap and love how he paired it with a clean stylish t-shirt, jeans and jacket. This cap could compliment anyone’s style.
#2 – Neyo. The famous R&B hat wearer never disappoints with his hat choices. Throughout 2010 he has worn dozens of different fedoras, but the classic black snap brim is my favorite and his signature.
#1 – Johnny Depp. A man who doesn’t take his style too seriously is sure making a statement with his rumpled fedoras this year. Seen in London, Paris and the States in different versions of the “worn” fedora hat look. You think he must have just come across it at some thrift shop somewhere and threw it on his head. Easy and effortless, Johnny is my number one pick for 2010.
Best Women’s Celebrity Hats
#5 – Katy Perry. Although she is known for the glitz and glam looks she wears on the red carpet, Katy Perry has been spotted out and about is some really cute fedoras this year. The tilted back stingy brim is a little reminiscent of the 1980’s, but looks adorable and current with movie star shades.
#4 – Gwen Stefani. Gwen has always pushed the envelope with her rocker style with a glamorized twist. This year, she has been seen out in fedoras, flat caps and baseball hats, but this straw fedora with a simple red band that goes perfectly with her signature red lipstick is my favorite look of of hers this year.
#3 – Kim Kardashian. Even if she isn’t your favorite reality TV personality, the girl has an eye for fashion. This brown floppy with the simple add on band looks glamorous without being over the top.
#2 – Ashlee Simpson Wentz. As a young mom, Ashlee has totally redone her look this year. Her adorable blonde pixy hair cut with this black snap brim fedora set on the back of her head is a fashion YES! in my eyes. Paired with the leopard print that was very popular this year and she looks really put together without being too dressed up.
#1 – Taylor Swift. I know I might get some backlash for picking Taylor as my number 1, but this is a great look. The bold red knit paired with the black biker style fitted jacket is a statement without being a big Kentucky Derby brim or feathered sky high work of art. The girl knows how to turn heads and this simple and stylish hat does just that.
What were they thinking?
#4 – Brett Michaels. I know this guy has had an up and down year, but please, find a new hat look in 2011. This straw cowboy hat with the bandana underneath is killing me.
#3 – Khloe Kardashian. I just came back from NYC and I realize that these fuzzy animal hats are on every street vendor’s corner, but Kloe…seriously….this is awful.
#2 – Will.I.Am. I know every once in a while you have to take some risks in fashion, but the Lego hat worn on the AMAs is just too much for me. How uncomfortable that thing must be.
#1 – Lady Gaga. I’m sorry to do it as I am a Gaga fan, but the silver glitter lobster was just too much. It just looks dangerous. I can’t believe we haven’t heard of any of her outfits injuring her. This would be one I would be nervous about.
I am really looking forward to seeing what hat trends will emerge in 2011. Until then, have a safe and happy New Years! - Shannon