It took me a few years to decide that yes, in fact I am a hat kind of girl. Before I lacked the needed confidence it takes to wear a hat. You can’t wear a hat if you don’t want to be seen. Those are the rules. In fact I think that’s why it took me a while to decide to hat or not to hat, because it seems like everyone notices it. As a girl who would rather slink into a room quietly than make a loud entrance (and self consciousness only fuels this paranoia of being noticed), I had to realize that while a hat does draw a certain amount of attention, that attention is not always a bad thing. Hats are head turners for sure, but it’s good to stand out.
These days I have to tell myself to not shoot outfit photos with a hat. I want to add one to every single outfit. I’ve pulled a few of my favorite hats for the summer above! My one hat trick? Make sure it fits. Too big or too small and you won’t feel comfortable. And if you are new to hats, start with a classic Panama shape – J.Crew has a great one that lasts for years.