It’s a new school year and that means it’s time to put the summer sundresses, swimsuits and sandals away. But there are some summertime accessories that can actually help us transition into fall. One of those flawless intermediary pieces? Hats.
I, for one, am so glad that hats have made their comeback. Top hats and Edwardian styles covered in feathers may have phased their way out of vogue decades ago, but new styles and trends are taking over the industry.
Hats can be the perfect addition to an ensemble, or the perfect fix for those inevitable bad hair days. Aside from coffee, my hat collection is the ultimate lifesaver for all of those 8 am classes.
This Fashionista’s hat was just the right thing to top off (pun intended) her afternoon look. Her boho inspired, patterned dress and bright bag are great on their own, and made even better with her silver fringe necklace. Another great jewelry option would be a bold, statement bib necklace. This style would accentuate the lower neckline of the dress and take away the need for a whole lot of other accessories. But the jewel in the crown was her straw fedora. The light and neutral color didn’t overpower the pattern on her dress and created a seemingly effortless, put-together look, not to mention providing protection from the sun. A beanie is another great choice for a fall hat. Pair it with an oversized cozy knit and you’re set for a casual and comfortable day of classes. As an alternative, this Geo-Trim Rancher from Anthropologie would be appropriate, perhaps for a day spent mostly outside. Add a cardigan and knee-high boots, and you’re ready to walk your campus runway.
Spotted: Rachel Zoe’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection was full of hats, big and small, that perfectly complemented her boho chic aesthetic.