Summer hats are a great addition to any trip to the beach . However darlings hats are not just for the beach, but may be the finishing touch to any outfit. Therefore it may be fun to consider a hat to be the starting point for a summer look . In my opinion a hat can be the topping on the cake.
GREAT HATS SAY SOMETHING
First and foremost hats remind me of the Queen of England . I love the royal family, no one wears a hat more or better than the Queen , she must have a palace full of hats. A hat can make a statement and that statement may be more than a fashion statement. Last week Her Majesty opened parliment and her hat stole the show .(. I know this may seem off the point darlings but bare with me ) In fact The Queen is not supposed to comment on politics , but she could not resist a satorial commentary on Britians upcoming exit from the European Union.
Since I'm a costume designer , I love when clothes say somthing. Therefore I was delighted when her royal highness used clothing to send a message of unity . Great hats say something just like clothing . Since choosing clothing can be for many reasons sometimes our clothing sends a message. Since hats are an optional element when you choose to wear a hat it too can send a message.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT HAT
While wearing a hat is not as common as it once was it can be the perfect accessory. On the otherhand a hat could be functional ,to guard your face from the sun or maybe to save you from a bad hair day.
However when choosing the right hat you a have a number of considerations . Of course a summer hat by it's very nature makes a statement. Therefore decide where you want to wear the hat, with what you are going to wear it, and the color and shape .
Since we are dealing with summer hats , natural straw or raffia are common materials. While straw may be the material it comes in many colors. Another consideration is shape/style ,most summer hats have large brims to protect the face from the sun . Howeverer smaller brimed straw hats can also be chic and stylish. Usually you will choose a hat to either match the color of your outfit or to be a contrast Therefore the color is really just your own personal preference.
DRESS THE PART; WHERE ARE YOU WEARING YOUR HAT
At the same time where you are wearing your hat will help you make a selection. Therefore you my want a hat for days at the beach , for a summer vacation or for a speacial event like a summer party or wedding . Many of the hats today will take you from the beach to the wedding . Since versatility is always a great option here are a few tips . If you choose a hat for the beach it may double for the party or wedding by adding a scarf , a brooch, or a pin . This can change the color or by pinning up the brim or side you change the shape. If your need a hat for the beach or vacation ,you want a hat that you can fold or roll , alot of hats are made to retain their shpape after being packed.
MY SELECTIONS OF SUMMER HATS
SUMMER HATS FOR WEDDINGS AND PARTIES
HAVE FUN WITH SUMMER HATS
In conclusion summer hats should be fun .All my selections in this post are from Farfetch , they are a great site which I am proud to affiliate with. While you may not be the hat girl you can always follow my links and see what great sales items Farfetch has for summer. Ciao for now Jandrew