Hats hats hats…Whether they’re to cover up a bad hair day, hide from an ex, protect your face from the sun or just a great addition to a cute outfit, a wide-brimmed hat is something you need in your wardrobe this summer. Adding a hat gives any outfit, no matter how simple, an automatic Coachella vibe; even if you spent your spring break in suburban Ohio like I did instead of in California. Well don’t worry, fellow mid-westerners, even if you can’t make it to Coachella, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the trends.
Wide-brimmed hats are simple enough to go with just a bathing suit and some sunnies, but bold enough to make a statement paired with a flowy romper like the one this Fashionista purchased at Forever 21. You can dress it down with a loose white T-shirt and denim shorts, or play it up with a dress, chunky heels and beachy waves. These hats are seriously great for any occasion—a beach day, a girl’s night out or for just reading on your porch to keep the sun out of your face. (One thing this hat does not go with is a sunburn—take it from me). It doesn’t matter how little effort you may have put into your outfit that day, you can still appear to be put together and not swarmed by work and summer classes by throwing one of these babies on to head to the coffee shop in.
The Fashionista in these pics goes for a simple-yet-playful look: light makeup, wavy hair, a loose fitting romper and black booties, all while adding a little hint of detail with the gold Urban Outfitters necklace and black bralette. This outfit is great because you can take it anywhere from a music festival in California to a Sunday brunch in rural Ohio, and everywhere you go, people will be wondering, “where did she get that hat?!”
Well the answer is simple: this hat can be found for a whopping $20 at Target. As someone who likes to ALWAYS makes sure they have the best deal before purchasing something, there’s really no shame in saying you got your hat for $20 at Target when the real reason you ever went there in the first place was because you ran out of toothpaste (shopaholic problems). Forever 21 also has a large selection of inexpensive options.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “When it comes to trendy pieces, I tend to keep a low budget. Trends are constantly changing, so it’s important not to overspend while shopping the latest one. The hat I’m wearing I snagged for 20 bucks!”