When it comes to hats, you either love ’em or you hate ’em. If you fall firmly into the “hate ’em” camp, then it’s time to rethink your fashion choices. In celebration of National Hat Day on January 15th, we’re reflecting on just a few of the many reasons why hats rock. Whether it’s a beanie, a top hat, or an off-the-wall animal hat, we’re confident that there’s a perfect hat for everyone!

1. Hats hide bad hair days

You wake up, look in the mirror, and gasp. Your hair is matted into the shape of your pillow, and you know there’s no saving it today. A casual hat is exactly the quick fix you need!

Snapback hats like this Michael Myers-inspired one can hide your hair disasters while letting your friends know that you have excellent taste in classic horror films.

The coolest thing about snapback hats is that they’re adjustable! Find a design you like, choose your fit, and rest assured that your bed head will remain your dirty little secret.

2. Hats make people smile

Are you studying for finals, having a rough month at work, or clashing with your roommates at home? Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to step away from it for a while. Take a deep breath, stop dwelling on the source of your stress, and do something fun.

Spend a day wearing this mood-boosting rainbow hat to remind yourself and others that tough times don’t last. You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain!

3. Hats can transform your personality

Who do you want to be? Maybe you daydream about becoming a famous actor, a chart-topping rapper, or a Western hero on horseback. While you may not be able to transform completely overnight, you can make small, gradual changes each day until your goals are met.

Take risks, learn to grow with criticism, and dress the part! Choose accessories that make you feel most like yourself, and wear them with confidence.

This snakeskin cowboy hat features a pinched crown and a curved brim that make it feel totally authentic. We’re not saying you should quit your desk job and ride off into the sunset while wearing it, but it’s always an option.

4. Hats get the party started

Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a Halloween party, or a “just because” party, hats instantly make things more fun.

Walking into a crowded party can be overwhelming. How do you get a good conversation started? When will you start to feel comfortable enough to relax, socialize, and dance? Adding silly hats to the mix works as an instant ice breaker. See the guy in the shark hat? Go and tell him how jaw-some he looks!

Hang a tapestry or a bed sheet on a wall to create your own photo op backdrop, and provide a basket full of funny hats for your guests to wear in pictures! We guarantee this will be more fun for your guests than making small talk about the hors d’oeuvres.

5. Hats keep you warm

Bundle up! Sometimes even the best winter coat is no match for a frigid morning. Body heat can escape quickly through an uncovered head, but you can keep your body warmer longer when you wear a cozy hat like this Appa beanie.

Use National Hat Day as permission to wear the hat that you’ve been eyeing for months. Not sure you can pull it off? Do it anyway! Hats off to setting your own trends!