Stuck in a style rut? Add a hat to your summer looks to freshen them up and really bring your vintage-love to the forefront. Make a statement with every outfit that you wear, from memorial day to labor day! You won’t just announce yourself as a fashionista — hat’s also serve a function. Keep the sun off of your face to keep your skin youthful in the future.
1. Edith Hat
The Edith Hat is a turban style hat worn low over the ears. This type of hat was popular in the 1930s. The bell shape is super distinctive, so no one will be able to miss your nod to an era gone by.
2. True Trucker Fashion
You’ve probably seen trucker hats at A&F, North Face, or other popular new retailers. Have you ever considered checking out vintage options? Trucker hats were popular in the ’70s, right on through to our modern times. If you keep your eyes open, you’re sure to spot one for bargain prices!
3. Black and White Sun Hat
The Kate Spade swimsuit above goes perfectly with a black and white sun hat. I loved the picture of the Cosmo cover from the late ’30s which shows us that this style has been around for decades. Classic black and white stripes will never go out of style!
4. Floppy Fifties Style
Before suntans were in style, women really covered up at the beach. Wide-brimmed, functional sun hats were all the rage. This style adds a bit of intrigue to your outfit.
5. Hipster Straw Hat
When you bring your faded copy of Kerouac’s On The Road to your local coffee shop, you’ll want a straw hat on your head to shade your eyes. Try out this look with your simplest of outfits — a white tee and rolled up boyfriend jeans would be great. What about shoes? Skip ’em. Bare feet will fit this look.
6. Fun-Lovin’ Fedora
You have to be confident in your fashion sense to pull off a fedora with class. Whether you wear it to the beach or out to brunch, you’ll be enjoying some attention. These hats peaked in popularity from the ’20s to the ’50s. You might feel like a gangsta in yours… have fun with it!
7. The Bohemian Explorer
Your boho style will look great with a floppy sunhat in felt or leather. Personalize it with beads, feathers, or ribbons!
8. Back To Basics Baseball
Don’t forget to check out the men’s section of the second hand shops! Vintage men’s baseball hats can be a fun addition to your outfits, especially when they have great words on them, like “Jewel” or “Shine”; it doesn’t matter what the logo used to represent — whether it’s a gas station or a tractor manufacturer. When you buy it and make it your own, the words will mean what you want them to mean!
9. Charming Cowgirl
Look for cowboy hats in light materials, like the straw one above. A real, authentic vintage cowboy hat made with leather would be too hot and heavy (and not in a good way) for the summer months. If you’re hitting the dance floor or heading to a music festival, pair your hat with a good ol’ pair of cowgirl boots!
It can be really satisfying to add the perfect hat to your outfit. It completes your look and adds a whole new element of style. Hats also keep the sun’s rays off of your stunning face! Do you wear hats, or would it be a new adventure for you? Leave a comment below.