5 Tips for Styling a Gambler Hat with Elegance


The gambler hat is more than just an accessory—it's a statement of elegance. With its wide brim and flat crown, this classic black hat can elevate any look.

In this guide, we’re giving you five easy tips to make the most out of your gambler hat. Guided by our values of creativity, authenticity, and quality, these tips aim to make you feel unique, elevated, and empowered.

1. Pair with the Right Outfit

Choosing the right outfit is crucial for allowing your gambler hat to reach its full potential. The beauty of this iconic piece lies in its adaptability—it effortlessly elevates both streetwear and beachside looks.

Summer Streetwear
When it comes to summer street style, your gambler hat can add a layer of sophistication. We love to style the gambler hat with high-waisted, pleated dress shorts or linen trousers and a simple tank top. You can also elevate a sundress or romper with a gambler hat. The black straw material and broad brim make a bold statement, transforming a simple outfit into a head-turning ensemble.

Beach or Poolside
Don't reserve your gambler hat solely for the city streets; it’s equally striking (and functional) next to the water. Whether you’re at the beach or poolside, pair your hat with a chic swimsuit or a flowing beach cover-up. Not only does the hat provide some welcome shade, but it also adds an element of refined style to your relaxed attire.

Remember, the secret to a successful outfit lies in balance. The gambler hat is designed to be the standout feature of your look, so allow it to shine without competing elements.

2. Material and Color

At House of Brims, our go to gambler hat is called The Bond. While the color black often evokes a sense of formality, the straw material of this hat adds a layer of versatility and comfort that makes it unique. Remember, straw is not just for summer; its breathable nature makes it ideal for various settings and climates.

Outdoor Elegance
The breathable nature of straw makes this hat perfect for garden parties, outdoor weddings, or any event under the sun. The material keeps you cool while still maintaining that classic, elevated look.


3. Master the Art of Accessorizing

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to change the look of your gambler hat is through accessorizing. A well-chosen accessory can add a personal touch that elevates your entire outfit.

Add Metallic Accents
To elevate this sleek look even further, introduce metallic accessories into your ensemble. Gold or silver tones can add just the right amount of glamor. Consider wearing delicate gold hoop earrings or a slender silver necklace. The metallic glint will draw the eye while remaining harmonious with the black straw of your gambler hat.

Make It Yours
Don't be afraid to make the hat your own. Whether it's a feather for artistic flair or a beaded band for a bohemian vibe, the right accessory can truly make this hat a reflection of your unique style.

The key is to align your accessories with the event and overall outfit. Subtlety is often your best ally; let the hat be the star while the accessories play a supporting role.

4. Shape and Hairstyle

Your face shape and hairstyle can greatly influence how your gambler hat complements your overall look. Here are some pointers for making sure your hat not only fits well but also accentuates your best features.

For Oval and Long Face Shapes
If you have an oval or long face shape, you're in luck; the gambler hat tends to suit these shapes well. You can freely experiment with how you tilt the hat, whether forward for a sense of mystery or slightly back for a casual vibe.

For Round and Square Face Shapes
If your face is more round or square, try tilting the hat at an angle to add length and definition to your facial features. This creates a sense of balance that is visually appealing.

Hairstyle Matters
Whether your hair is short, long, or in-between, think about how it interacts with your hat. Loose waves or curls can add a romantic touch, while sleek straight hair gives off a modern, sophisticated look. Remember, the aim is to create harmony between the hat and your hair.

Choosing the right angle and considering your hairstyle can make a world of difference, turning your hat into a true statement piece that complements your unique beauty.

5. Transition Through the Seasons

A common misconception is that straw hats are only for summer. But at House of Brims, we’re willing to rock our straw gambler hats year round. Here's how to transition your hat throughout the year while keeping your look elevated and refined.

Spring Refresh
In the spring, pair your gambler hat with floral prints and lighter fabrics. The black straw of our Bond gambler hat acts as a grounding element, making your spring colors pop without overshadowing them.

Summer Elegance
For the summer, your hat can be a stylish shield against the sun. Pair it with airy sundresses or chic shorts and tops. The straw material keeps you cool while still looking sophisticated.

Fall Transition
As you move into fall, consider pairing your hat with more structured pieces like blazers and trousers. Dark colors pair wonderfully with autumnal shades like deep reds and golden yellows.

Tropical Getaway
Who says straw hats are limited to the summer? If you find yourself escaping winter's chill for a tropical vacation, don't forget to pack your gambler hat. Whether you're lounging by the beach, sipping cocktails by the pool, or exploring exotic markets, your hat will be the perfect companion. Its breathable material will keep you cool, while its elegant design ensures you look effortless and chic no matter the setting.

By considering the seasonal context, you can enjoy the unique and empowering style your gambler hat brings year-round.

Gambler Hats from House of Brims

Mastering the art of elegance is a journey, and with "The Bond," our signature black straw gambler hat, you're well on your way.

From selecting the right outfit and accessories to understanding how your hat complements your unique features, these tips are designed to empower you. Guided by our core values of creativity, authenticity, and quality, "The Bond" is more than just an accessory—it's a statement, an expression of your elevated style. May you wear it with the unique grace and sophistication it's designed to reflect.

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