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Vixen Style: It's All About Hats and Headwear

It's time to ditch that wool beanie for hats and headwear appropriate for the spring. These chapeaus, turbans, barrettes and headbands will surely turn heads in your direction, but also function to keep the sun at bay or disguise a bad hair day.

VIXEN_jessica_simpson_fedoraThe fedora has become a summer staple in the last few years. A fun-colored fedora, however, will set you apart from the hipsters wearing straw-colored hats.

Jessica Simpson Striped Fedora Hat, $38

VIXEN_topshop_bow_clipThis plastic hair clip is so simple yet so chic. Use it to secure a messy bun or tuck your bangs behind your ear. Plus, it reminds us of those barrettes we wore as mini-Vixens.

Topshop Plastic Bow Clip, $12

VIXEN_darby_clocheYour Easter bonnet doesn't have to be large, ostentatious nor silly. You're a Vixen and need a hat that'll have you styling during Sunday service. Pair this with retro '40s or '50s style frock for a complete look.

Goorin Bros. Darby Cloche, $56

VIXEN_finest_accessories_petal_headbandShow your sweet, not-so-sweet side with this flower headband that features sharp cut-out petals.

FINEST ACCESSORIES Layered Petal Headband, $42

VIXEN_eugenia_kim_emeline_turbanCurious about the turban trend, but not ready to dive right in? Try out this turban hat from one of our favorite milliners. Eugenia Kim has taken the guesswork out of how to style a turban ... and we're appreciative.

Eugenia Kim Taupe Leopard Silk “Emeline” Turban Hat, $79.20

VIXEN_deepa_gurnani_hair_clipWe're huge fans of the high bun, which pretty much looks good on every Vixen, but we also love any excuse to accessorize. So let's bring these two loves together with this girly barrette.

Deepa Gurnani Flower Crystal Hair Tie, $28

VIXEN_juicy_couture_bowlerTrust us, a simple bowler hat will come in handy on bad hair days. Let your hair hang loose, tuck it inside or go for a side-braid and no one will be the wiser.

Juicy Couture Straw Bowler, $68

VIXEN_anthropologie_floraswirl_clipWhat's not to love about this hair clip? It's sparkly, metallic, colorful and girly! Wear it with your dressiest sundresses, but it will also jazz up a simple jeans and T-shirt combo.

Anthropologie Floraswirl Clip, $18

VIXEN_betsey_johnson_lace_turbanThere's no reason to be afraid of the turban because Betsey Johnson has you covered. She's adapted the "old lady turban hat" for us Vixens, and the result is this vibrant, lace number. Oh the color-blocking possibilities!

Betsey Johnson Lace Turban, $38

VIXEN_deepa_gurnani_headbandThese hippie-dippie headbands were all the rage back when boho-chic was fresh and new ... and they still have a place in our hearts. To avoid looking as if you're wearing a costume, avoid wearing this headband with a bohemian maxi skirt. Think of it more in the realm of the flapper and wear your favorite fluttery mini-dress.

Deepa Gurnani Metallic Chevron Headband, $65

VIXEN_cuarteto_straw_hatOK, so this is definitely an "occasion hat," meaning you wear it to profile at the beach or pool while wearing an equally sexy swimsuit.

Goorin Bros. Cuarteto d’Aida Panama Straw Hat, $140

VIXEN_finest_accessories_eiffel_flower_headbandAnd this is an "occasion headband" that'll add a festive flair to a garden party or wedding look (just make sure your dress isn't ivory also).

FINEST ACCESSORIES Eiffel Flower Headband, $56

VIXEN_cadet_capFor those days when you just can't fathom doing your hair, opt for a cap. But not just any cap, choose one with a girly element, like a bow.

Charlotte Russe Fabric-Bow Cadet Hat, $9.50

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