ACCESSORIES REPORT: Hats Off to You

Accessories Report

There are some things in fashion today that I believe are highly underrated. One of these being hats. Somewhere down the line, the idea of putting a hat on the top of your head before you left the house began to dissipate. It is said that men stopped wearing hats because President John F. Kennedy did not wear one during his inauguration. He was the first President to do so and the hat industry started to decline shortly thereafter. Whether JFK was the cause of death or not, the fact remains that the hat has lost serious impact in the world of fashion. This is why it is a beautiful sight, seeing a Fashionista don a beautiful hat.

The Fashionista I spotted this week takes a classic hat and pairs it with an edgy outfit to keep it fresh and modern. She combines graphic prints with the dotted scarf around her hat and her bold top. Keeping it simple with the rest of her look in a monochromatic color scheme, she then adds a pop of red with her purse—this really ties the look together. Overall, I love the way she is able to take her hat, a vintage style accessory, and make it edgy and cool.

Especially with the warm weather and rising temperatures, hats are not only super chic, they are essential for protection from the sun! For taking a walk through the city or even hitting up a music festival, I suggest investing in a panama hat. They will definitely transform your look from great to amazing. Then, if you are making a trip to the beach, a floppy brim hat is what you need. Pair it with a cutout swimsuit and you will look effortlessly cool. With a little bit of shopping around, you can be sure to find a shape that works great for you.

Sure, hats have definitely lost popularity in the history of fashion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring them back with a modern take! Whether you’re restyling a vintage hat or shopping for a new style, hats are the way to go.

Spotted: Get amazing hat inspiration from the Hermés spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection. Gorgeous!

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