As the weather heats up, out come the sundresses, sandals, straw totes and of course straw hats! A chic essential for every wardrobe, what’s your favorite topper? When it comes to hats, I gravitate toward ones that are comfortable and stay put. Sounds obvious, but all hats do not fit the same. I love the look of a floppy straw hat, but day to day my fedora wins! And when you do find your match, consider buying two! I love the weight, fit, color options and quality of the Eric Javits Fedora. I own it in a natural color with a denim blue band (which has a little thread of silver running through it) as well as in black. This simple topper takes me poolside to dinner and anywhere in between. Yes, it’s on the pricey side, but it is a fantastic hat that is comfortable, stylish and keeps it’s shape. Both hats have traveled in my suitcase summer after summer and they are still as good as new!
My exact Eric Javits fedora is a few years old. I did manage to locate mine in black on Amazon | $170.00 | (HERE)
A new version of the Eric Javits Fedora is now available, $250.00 | Packable with UPF 50 | 4 colors | Nordstrom (HERE)
The Panama Hat
If a Fedora doesn’t speak to you, the panama hat is a great option. A signature look over at J Crew, panama hats can be found everywhere. I found a few at great prices over at Target and Nordstrom Rack. I personally found these hats do not pack well, but it is a very lightweight style and paired with a sundress and sandals you’re ready for anywhere from the farmers market or patio party!
It doesn’t get more poolside chic than a pair of big sunnies and a big floppy hat. And nothing will shield your face from harmful sun rays like a wide brim hat. Like many things glam, finding a floppy hat that fits your head and body can be a whole other story. Luckily there are many options. So many, one really just needs to get out and try a few on. I have found fabulous looking floppy hats everywhere from Target to Nordstrom and Anthropologie. Look for one that speaks to you and is comfortable on your head. I have given many away over there years that simply did not fit the bill. My stripe canvas floppy is a reversible hat from Anthropologie last summer. My white floppy was from Nordstrom Rack.
A summertime essential, I’ve tried MANY a hair tie, and my favorite for years are the Grab & Go Set from L. Erickson. Available in sets of 15 or 8 | Nordstrom (HERE)
Let’s Chat Hats!
What’s your favorite summer topper? Do you switch up your hats for pool, beach and day to day? Drop us a line and share your favorites. I know we would all love to hear about your finds and how you wear yours!
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