One of my favorite family vacations was to the island of Freeport in the Bahamas. While there we relaxed on warm beaches, swam in crystal clear water and wandered through busy straw markets. At one particular open market we purchased bracelets, trinkets and straw hats that had been made by local natives. I was unaware of it at the time, but my childhood travel souvenir would later become one of summer 2013’s most popular trends.
I spotted the Fashionista above on her way to grab lunch with friends. She was wearing a loose fitted Free People T-shirt paired with white denim shorts and spiked combat boots. Perfectly perched on top of her head was a woven khaki colored fedora with a black cotton band, instantly adding a boho vibe to her previously rocker outfit. The addition of her Bruno Mars-inspired hat created an essential contrast between the upper and lower halves of her body. Without the hat, she appeared more biker gang wannabe than trendy Fashionista. The Fedora contributed a crucial element of interest to this Fashionista’s look and can be the perfect addition to yours as well.
Many Fashionista/o’s, including myself, dress with the goal of wearing an outfit that is absolutely stunning without the rest of the world detecting a single hint of effort. We want to look naturally chic. A hat is the perfect way to achieve this. It also happens to be a great accessory for your next summer concert. Pair a relatively masculine tee (Urban Outfitters is famous for their graphic cut-offs) with a neutral colored fedora and you’ll be better dressed than the band onstage. No concerts to attend in the next few weeks? A fedora is still your go-to summer staple. Wear a fedora the next time you travel. Nothing covers up jet lag and a bad hair day than a hat with style.
Spotted: Victoria Beckham featured many black textured fedoras as additions to each model’s look in her spring 2013 ready-to-wear show.