This is an occasional feature where we take a deeper look at weekend wear for professional women: today we’re looking at summer hats!
After my first pregnancy left me with a zillion sun spots (I think something about it made me more sensitive), I’ve gotten hugely into hats (as well as sunscreen) for weekend days. I know commenters were just talking about beach hats, so let’s discuss more broadly — which are your favorite fashionable hats, and where do you get them? Have you figured out a science to which head shapes look best with different hats? (It’s totally trial and error at this point for me!) Has anyone found a way to make a straw hat last longer than one summer? Pressing questions, indeed.
Psst: Here are some of our favorite sun protection products that we’ve discussed over the years… and check out our latest discussion on our favorite sunscreens of 2021!
Some of the hats I’m liking now, pictured above:
- Phase 3 Lace & Straw Trilby Hat — This one looks great and it’s 40% off at the Nordstrom sale (see our workwear picks here). The hat is $16.80, down from $28.
- Amici Accessories Oversized Floppy Straw Hat — I can never get oversized brims like this to look good on me (I blame my round face), but they are super popular with everyone else — this $28 one looks great.
- Scala™ Stripe Fedora — I forget how I figured this out but JCP has a ton of cute, affordable hats. I like this white one marked to $15.40.
- Gemini Ribbon Chin Strap Packable Hat Rated UPF 50+ — This hat is much more about form over function, but if you’re heading to the beach or something else, I ordered this hat on an Amazon Lightning Deal when we were getting ready for our November beach vacation, and was pleasantly surprised by how fashionable it felt. Still: this is very much a beach hat rather than a brunch hat. It’s $38-$50 at Amazon.
Ladies, do you have a favorite hat that you buy summer after summer? Where do you like to shop for the best hats? What’s the most you’ll spend on one? For those of you who bike or walk to work (or some other outdoor commute), do you wear a hat (and if so what kind)?