Summer Style: Looking Hot In Hats
I've never been much of a hat girl. I think I just have trouble getting used to seeing them on my head but lately I feel the winds are a-changin' - and I find myself reconsidering my hat approach.
I think of hats much in the same way that I think of red lipstick or your first time wearing eyeliner. Originally you feel that it looks HORRIBLE, even if it does, indeed, look fantastic. You're not used to it. You tell everyone that you don't like it, that you feel a bit like a hoochie-mama (ok, likely not the case with the hat, but go with me here) but then once you get used to it...
You're a red lipstick/eyeliner/awesome hat convert.
I think I'm becoming a hat convert (I was already sold on the lipstick and eyeliner, so this is a step in the right direction). Just last weekend I tweeted this photo of me in the store and asked if I should make this purchase. The response was overwhelmingly yes! What do you think of this floppy Ralph Lauren hat?
The fashion powers that be have determined that these trendy toppers are very much en vogue for summer, so I thought I'd do a quick run down of your options! You've got the floppy beach hat (as pictured above), the fedora, the summer fedora (like the fedora but usually made of straw or some other lightweight eco-friendly material), the cowboy hat, and the baseball cap.
I personally like the big floppy hat worn with hair down - super feminine and sexy - as a matter of fact I like almost all hats that way. The baseball cap is really the only one that looks cute with ponytail hair, though you might be able to get away with pigtail braids under the fedora or floppy beach hat. Play with it and see if you can discover your comfort level.
Need a little inspiration? Check out the different types of hats below for some ideas. I think the cowboy hat with a bathing suit and sandals for a sexy chic look, the floppy sun hat for a run to the grocery store or a sunday brunch, and the fedora for looking chic anytime. What are your favorites?