Britney Spears has set a lot of fashion trends in her time, but one of the more overlooked ones is her insane collection of hats. You don't necessarily think "hat" when you think "Britney," but if you start paying attention, you'll notice — she wore them all the time, and she wore them so freaking well. So allow me to remind you of some of Britney Spears's best hat moments. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid might be rocking dad hats now...but Britney did it first, y'all.
Hats are my favorite accessory, and I attribute this to my teenage obsession with Britney Spears. The singer was always rocking hats, from girl-next-door bucket hats, to plain, sporty baseball caps, to fierce fedoras — Britney had them all, and she wore each one as well as the last. And hats are a pretty great accessory to experiment with, because they have so many actually useful functions, like keeping you warm, hiding a seriously bad hair day, or just making your outfit a little bit more interesting. So props to Brit Brit for turning me on to such a versatile item.
If your mind is drawing a blank right now, let's take a look back at nine of Britney Spears's best hat moments. They might just convince you to add a few new ones to your collection.
The newsboy is hands down my favorite Britney hat. She had an ah-mazing collection of them, and I particularly love this pink one because it's my favorite color. #noshame
But as much as I love her newsboys, you can't beat Brit in a fedora. It brings out her funky side, and they look particularly great with her crop tops and flared pants.
3. Baseball Cap
Britney rocked the dad hat long before today's It girls did.
4. Top Hat
All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus. And as a ring leader, you need a top hat, duh!
5. Felt Hat
Britney's onstage outfits always kill it, and I'm borderline obsessed with this entire look, particularly that gray fedora paired with her brown pants.
6. Denim Hat
This denim newsboy was a little more casual, but equally as fab.
Ugh, her smile though! Could she be any cuter? I always loved how her hair could be totally messy, in a lazy girl pony, but a hat would instantly update her look. Take notes.
8. Leather Hat
Spears wins all the points for the ability to constantly switch up her style and go from super girlie to badass in the blink of an eye.
This one was a little odd, but I give her props for her willingness to try all the hats.
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