Monday, April 21, 2014

{STYLING NOTES} STYLISH STRAW HATS UNDER $100...


{ love this shot from last summer in Sag Harbor of me and Meghan in her J. Crew hat }

Lord knows I love a good hat. And in spring and summer, I really love a straw hat. However, as much as I love them, I can't seem to get down with investing in a really expensive one. I just don't think hats are precious. They're not like cashmere sweaters that you religiously dry clean or fabulous jewelry that only gets brought out for special occasions. The reality of a straw hat, especially when you're traveling or wearing it to the beach is that it's probably going to get lost, damaged or really wet at some point. 

Nevertheless, I can't resist. I already bought myself two from Forever 21—one with a tight weave and a red-and-navy ribbon (here), and one with a looser weave and a lacey white band (here). In my mind, the former will be more of a "city" hat, to wear with boyfriend jeans and tanks on the weekends, and the latter is ideal for keeping rays off my face at the beach. See how easy it is to ration having two of the same thing? In case you've got the same itch, I found a multitude of chic little straw hats (no fedoras, obviously) for under $100. Go on, you know you want to...

2 comments:

  1. Is one of these going to be for your upcoming trip to Greece?! HAHA. Love you and also love this photo - take us back!

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  2. I love the first one! x
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