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Trend Report: Hats

May 27, 2014

For me, hats never really went out of style, but apparently, they are making a "comeback" this summer (so I guess they lost their cool at some point in time).  Hats come in all different shapes and sizes, and they make the perfect summer accessory for beach days, garden parties, and everything in between!  

 

First, let's briefly talk about fedoras.  Fedoras are the worst.  They always have been and they always will be.  They're gross, weird hats that look bad on guys and even worse on girls.  NO ONE (and I mean NO ONE) looks good in a fedora (including Jason Mraz).  So get these nasty hats out of your mind and off of your head.

Now that fedoras are out of the way, we can focus on all the great things hats have to offer.  Different hats work for different occasions, and these are some of my favorites! 

1) For a day at the beach:

This Eric Javits Maribel Sun Hat ($295.00) is so unique.  I love the cutout detail, and it comes in three gorgeous colors (natural, black, and fuchsia). 

I also love this Eric Javits Swinger Hat ($350.00).  It immediately reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear! Add a pair of giant round-frame black sunglasses for a classy and fabulous look.  

This Laundry by Shelli Segal Nicole Floppy Hat ($64.00) is so fun and full of color!  I love how sophisticated it is (and it's a perfect example of color blocking)!

Finally, I'm OBSESSED with this Kate Spade Sunglasses Canvas HatIt is so funky and perfect for this summer season!  The best part about this hat is that it's on sale right now (originally $88.00, on sale $58.96).  Get it before it's gone! 

 

2) For a southern (or northern) belle:

 

The Kentucky Derby is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated and fantastic annual events in fashion.  Although it is often overlooked, the classic Derby style is amazing (preppy and colorful in one!).  Everyone knows that no Derby outfit is complete without an insane hat!  Even though us northern girls might not get to wear Derby hats on a normal basis, they are appropriate for dressy garden parties.  Pair a Derby hat with a Lilly Pulitzer dress and you're good to go!  Here are some of my favorite Derby hats! 

Chantal Sinamay Hat ($88.00)

Bow Derby Hat ($60.00)

Brigette Derby Hat ($72.00) 

Bow Derby Hat ($56.00)

 

3) Baseball caps

I love baseball caps.  They're so easy to wear, and they're perfect for windy days on the beach.  They always keep your hair out of your face, and look fabulous with a simple ponytail!  Here are some of my favorite caps for the beach this summer! 

Eyelet Baseball Cap ($39.50) 

Grace Hats Cranium Cap ($40.00) 

Karl Lagerfeld Number 7 Baseball Cap ($70.00)

Eugina Kim Darien Baseball Cap ($300.00) 

Hats used to be great for covering up bad hair days.  But with these stylish accessories, you'll want to be wearing hats all summer long! 

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