Haute Hats: When It’s Hot, Keep Your Cool With These 7 Stylish Looks

May 28, 2012  |  
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A hat usually finishes off a look, but we say make it your starting point! Define your summer style with our picks of the swankiest hats of the season. Whether you’re headed to the beach or pounding the city pavement, hats are the ultimate accessory. A hot leopard visor hat here, a movie-star-esque beach hat there, get into spring with our mixed bag of must-have hats!

 

 

Jessica Simpson
Two Tone Floppy – $38.00

Watch out for those pesky paparazzi! You may be mistaken for a movie star with this swanky structured floppy hat. The large brim offers you sun protection while the defined curves give off a distinct sophistication. You can rock it from the beach to your corner office. Either way, don’t forget to strike a pose!

 

 

Brixton
Pack Straw – $40.00

Lets go retro! We’re taking you back to the 80s. The bowler hat oozes a retro-charm that has been pre-approved by Mrs. Beyonce herself. Opting for a brown bowler hat adds a polished twist in contrast to the usual stark black. The satin ribbon with the Brixton pin gives this vintage piece a modern appeal.

 

 

Robert Graham
Bruno – $98.00

Tommy Hilfiger swag with a Park Avenue pinch! It’s safe to say the fedora is one of the coolest hats out there, and the show Mad Men has firmly kept it in our must-have radar for several years. The bold plaid print and rich red ribbon give this straw hat a distinguished yet laid back look.

 

 

Eric Javits
Leopard Print Accented Visor – $145.00

Feeling a little frisky? Unleash your wild side with Eric Javits’ sassy leopard print visor hat. The bronzed colored brim will of course block UV rays, but make sure it doesn’t block your view of the hot pool boys, who will undoubtedly be eyeing you from a far. Make sure to wink!

 

 

August
Framer Hat – $30.00

This multi-toned Framer hat reminds me of a summer-time Hampton’s brunch with a sports cap twist. The beaded trim runs along the snug-fit crown and gives it a baseball cap look. Attending any games? Take your look from the dugout to ultra-chic and have everyone guessing which team you’re rooting for, while you dream of the glitzy Hamptons.

 

 

Anika Lopes
Authentic Handmade Couture Millinery – $475.00

Can you say Prima Donna? This bold and beauiful yellow floppy hat screams trendsetting diva! The glossy silk trim adds a posh touch, however, it can be separated. Anika Lopes handcrafts her couture hat designs with plush fabrics for the wintery chill, but you can request panama straw for spring/summer!

 

e4hats.com
Flowered Checkered – $14.99

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Newspaper boy or ivy caps are perfect for providing protection while offering you a cool escape from the sizzling summer sun. Although this hat was exclusive to the 1920’s culture, modern hipsters have brought it back. The checkered cap above offers a laid back vibe, while the ornate flower detail adds a playful touch.

 

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