August is officially here. Not only does that mean that the start of the new school year is quickly approaching, but it also means that we can expect some very hot temperatures for the next couple of weeks. What better way to ward off that relentless summer sun than to pair your favorite breezy dress with a wide brimmed hat?
I’ve noticed that hats of all shapes and sizes have been hugely popular recently. From fedoras, to ball caps, to beach hats, there seems to be a style that everyone feels comfortable wearing. I personally think it’s great that there is such an extensive variety because we all have very different heads, and hats are definitely not 'one size fits all' kind of accessories. Take me for example; I have an extremely small head. When I wear baseball caps I look like a five year-old. The tight fit just accentuates how little my head is. Not quite the best look. No worries though! If you are having a similar dilemma, definitely check out the wider brimmed hat style, like the one this Fashionista is rocking.
When I saw this Fashionista, her hat is undoubtedly the first thing that caught my eye. But after taking her picture and really analyzing the complete look, I realized just how cohesive it really is. Her black hat ties in with her black Converse sneakers. The white sundress is simple enough that it can take on the hat, the sneakers, and all of her silver jewelry as well. I think one of the most important things to keep in mind when going for this look is to keep it simple with the outfit. Sure, hats usually give any outfit an edgy, chic touch, but sometimes it can go from cute to cluttered really fast. Be mindful of what you’re pairing a statement hat like this with. If you’re wearing a zebra-print jumpsuit with neon platform shoes and ten draping necklaces, I would advise you to leave the hat at home. Sometimes it can be a little too much to take in. Give your hat its time to shine!
If you want to mimic this look, definitely check out this look from Nastygal. It even has the same feather detail as the one on our Fashionista! And why stop with just hats? Headbands and scarves are also huge right now. I love this turban inspired piece from Nastygal as well. And as for the simple sundress to pair your head accessories with, Forever21 is a great place to start. This simple, white dress is similar to the one the Fashionista is wearing and is begging to be paired with some great head-piece.