If you live in the greater part of the country and left the house without a hat on this morning, we commend you, because it's frigid out there. But we also understand, because when caps come into the picture, it seems that two words are always on our radar: hat hair. The dreaded flattening and bending that come with keeping your head warm are more than enough to swear off the accessories for good. But believe it or not, hat hair doesn't have to be dreadful. In fact, it can be downright chic. Don't believe us? Ahead, find a handful of street style darlings who show how to make hat hair work in your favor.
If you've got shorter strands, try pairing them with a tall hat to balance them out.
This woman is proof that kinky curls look cute, not crazy, stuffed under a fun cap.
When in doubt, a slicked-back style looks insanely chic under an oversize chapeau.
The easiest way to make a baseball cap look cool is to add a little bend to your asymmetrical 'do.
Grungy, bright, dyed hair looks playful under a printed baseball cap.
Instead of something crazy, opt for a low bun that's tight against the nape of your neck.
Blunt bangs look especially gorgeous under a brimmed cap.
When in doubt, make like Chiara Ferragni  and opt for sleek, slick strands.
Don't think blunt bangs can work under a cap? Make like Stacey Jean Fuller and split them on the side.
Add a texturizing spray to give your locks a mussed-up texture that is completely hat hair-proof.
Bangs and a pixie look super edgy when paired with an oversized cap.
Keep things glossy by opting for a sleek blowout under your baseball cap.
Beach waves may seem like a Summer style, but they look amazing coupled with a hat.
A low ponytail is an easy fix for hat hair.
Use a flat iron to achieve subtle bends in your hair.
Who said hats couldn't be super chic? A low chignon makes this one fit for a night out.
If you're going for an over-the-top hat, pick a casual, piecey hairstyle underneath.
Pair a girlie hat, complete with a retro-inspired birdcage veil, with an edgy, choppy lob.
Vintage curls go perfectly with a vintage hat.
Bring a braid into the mix for a casual look.
Add a curl to your low ponytail for a gamine style.
These ladies show that both a pixie (or updo) and a long style look great when worn with a floppy topper.
A backwards cap looks quite cool up against a grungy style.