If you hadn’t already guessed, I love hats. During the spring summer it’s all sunhats, fedoras and floppy brimmed hats, during the fall and winter I’m all about berets. Since I’m one of those extremely fair skinned people who tends to freckle (or burn) if I’m in direct sunlight for too long, wearing a hat when we’re out and about on the weekends or on mini break is absolutely essential.
While I have a few more spring/summer hats than I’m sharing about in this post, I thought I’d share about the hats I’ve been reaching for most often this season. All my hats are at various price points, and its important to know that even on budget you can curate a hat collection that you can be proud of!
Packable Wide Bow Sun Hat | Tuckernuck
I had this hat on my wish list for months. I missed it the first time around because I kept going between the navy and the cream, (which is more of eggshell) and was ‘waitlisted’ until it finally became available again. I ended up going for the cream as you can see, and it was the perfect most versatile choice I could have gone with. I can pair it with most of my spring/summer dresses and it definitely helps keep the freckles from getting out of control when I’m outdoors for any amount of time.
Photo taken by Lavette Momoh
‘Audrey’ Hat from San Diego Hat Co.
I found my ‘Audrey’ hat made by the San Diego Hat Co. during one of our trips to Hilton Head. I just happened to decide to pop in this little boutique tucked in the back of one of the shopping centers scattered around the island, and there it was on it’s perch in all it’s Audrey Hepburn-esque glory. I knew I wouldn’t be leaving the shop without it.
An Everyday Straw Fedora
This Fedora was the second hat I ever purchased. With it’s navy band, it goes with the majority of my spring and summer clothes because as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I wear A LOT of navy during the spring/summer seasons. While this hat from LOFT was picked up several seasons back, I’ve linked a similar version from Anthropologie below. It also pairs well with my straw bag!
Photo taken by: Lavette Momoh
Floppy Brim Hat
I ordered this hat last spring, and it’s been sitting on a shelf in my closet with all of my other hats (except two other floppy sunhats that I have hung up on the door of the studio closet). What drew me to this hat isn’t just the striped sash, but the fact that I can switch the sash out for other colors etc whenever I want. That is a huge plus. I’ve linked a similar version (with a animal print sash as the hat above is no longer avialable.) It’s at a lower price point than some of the other hats on this list, but the quality is excellent.