Hats On

When it comes down to it, there are 3 reasons I am a hat person. Here goes:

ISABEL MARANT Haley Tie Dye Cotton Bucket Hat
  1. Sun protection in the summer. We only have one chance with the skin we’re in, so I think it’s best to always treat it right. You’ll rarely see me on a super sunny day or at the beach without a hat.
  2. They are the ultimate bad hair day cover-up. Copious amount of COVID roots or greys? Throw a hat on. Crispy surf hair? Throw a hat on. Rocking a questionable air-dried look because you had no time to blow dry, straighten, curl or even think about your hair because you have been trapped inside? Hat. When in doubt, hat.
  3. Because they are a simple and oft-forgotten particular that really pulls it all together. Have you ever felt real hum-drum but then you throw on your sunglasses and a sporty bucket hat and feel instantly better like a mod-ish, late 90s, Britpop fox (and somewhat incognito to your kids)? Yes! That’s the ticket!!

Try these on for size:

Maison Michel: colored straw hat

Maison Michel: plain straw hat

Isabel Marant: Tie dye bucket hat

Zara: black baseball cap


MAISON MICHEL Rico straw fedora hat


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