Bop Basics basket weave Fedora | $74 at Shopbop
Rag & Bone wide brim beach hat | $225 at Shopbop
Jonathan Adler floppy sun hat | $118 at Nordstrom
Eugenia Kim Edie 5 hat | $55 at Eugenia Kim (all summer styles are 50% off on her site!!)
I have become obsessed with hats. (yes, really obsessed, like I keep looking for the PERFECT one, trying them on, searching online – there’s no middle ground with me!). I started with just a floppy cotton hat from target to protect my hair from the sun at the pool but then I saw a lady leaving target wearing this straw fedora FROM target and knew I needed one. I didn’t buy that exact one, but I did buy a similar one (from Target) with faux studded leather – it’s very cool. So now, I have to determine if I’ll actually wear a hat enough to invest in a “better” one, or just stick to the cheapies.
I’ve never really liked hats, or at least I never thought of them as fashion accessories; they were more necessities (I wear a cap for walking outside, and a sun hat at the pool) than part of my outfit. But now that I’m seeing more and more ladies wearing hats, I’m starting to love the look. My problem is that I (of course) think most hats look funny on me, and all my life, I’ve thought that wearing a hat indoors is rude and inappropriate. Especially at restaurants. But maybe it’s not? I asked my husband on Saturday if I could wear my fedora out – and also to lunch – because I didn’t want to wash my hair, and he thought it was inappropriate. But then Sunday night at sushi happy hour, there was a girl wearing HER fedora inside. What are your thoughts? I guess if it’s part of your outfit, it’s okay? But then again, ugly trucker hats can also be part of an outfit, and they’re DEFINITELY not okay 😉
Do you wear hats? What’s your favorite type? Do you wear them all year? or just in the summer??
Here are some more of my favorites:
Lucy Mitchell says
I really getting into hats too. A fedora looks nice on anyone I think? (I hope). I found some in town (Dublin) last week, hand made and beautiful, but as I’m not sure if I can look after it properly, I could’nt justify spending €120 plus. I’ll start with the cheapies and go from there.
Tradition dictates that a woman can wear her hat all the time (indoors & out) but a man should take his off indoors.
That said, I usually don’t keep a hat on indoors – at a meal at least. I might if I’m running to the grocery store.
I ADORE hats. Don’t wear them as often as I did when I was younger & brave(r), but for my skin’s sake, I’m trying to get back into the habit again….
I love a good hat! Unfortunately, hats don’t really work around these parts when summer hits. There’s a short window of time in spring when I can get away with a hat, but then the weather is just too hot and I start sweating with one on. I generally leave them for fall/winter and Lucky magazine had this gorgeous purple Rag and Bone fedora in their latest issue. I feel like it would be crazy to spend so much money on a hat, but it would certainly be a beautiful statement piece.
I don’t know all the rules when it comes to hat wearing, but I thought it was customary to take your hat off indoors.
P.S. I love Eugenia Kim hats!! I have two of her hats from a Target collaboration she did a few years ago, but I would love to buy one from her actual line some day.
Sarge in Charge says
I think it is perfectly fine for women to wear hats indoors, especially if it is a more casual place. But- I got a burgundy felted wool hat from Banana Republic this winter and even though I love it, I felt too “look at me” in it and basically never wore it. Probably just takes some getting used to?
i think that’s a good plan, i usually try to get a cheaper version of something i’m not sure of before committing to something more expensive. i’m definitely going to upgrade if i end up wearing hats more often, but for now i’ll stick with my $12.99 target version! and yes, i do generally think fedoras look good on anyone, but some i feel are too tall for me. i don’t know why…
thanks kelly!! i think i would definitely remove it at a restaurant, but otherwise, i might feel comfortable wearing a hat. i agree with you on the skin issue, that’s why i’ve started to try and like them a bit more – i’m very concerned about my skin as i get older. i use sunscreen, etc., but still…all i can do i will!!
that’s kind of the way i feel in a hat too…and like i’m trying too hard to look cool or something. but i think it just takes geting used to. wear it anyway!!! 🙂
love the rag & bone fedoras so much, if i can, and if i end up wearing hats more often, i might get one. seems like it might be good for traveling too…
i remember that collab, wish i’d liked hats then LOL
I really do NOT love hats and they do NOT love me back! In other words, I’ve got the biggest noggin on the planet. It is next to impossible to find a hat that actually looks good on me. (Big brains? Big hair?) But out here on the beach, it’s a MUST if I want to avoid orangy/brassy hair and a sunburn. So I finally found one that I love on the beach only….and I can’t think of who it’s by at this moment, and hubby just went to bed, so I can’t disturb him. It’ll come to me….;-)