March 22, 2011

grandma’s hatboxes may be in the attic, but yours are in the closet — and really, that’s okay.

Anybody who knows me knows I love hats. And for those of you who don’t, remember that no-hats rule we all suffered from kindergarten to senior year of high school? Well, that pent-up obsession shows. Beach hat? Done. Derby hat? Check. Classic fedora? Got it. Witch’s hat to wear as a crazy fan at Universal’s Harry Potter World? …ah, who said we had to get into details?

This summer’s biggest hat trend is the woven straw hat, whether it be a fedora, brim hat or extravagant, wide-brimmed sun hat, complete with a big gauzy bow, of course. Right now, it’s all about bright colors and statement pieces, so yes, you are going for the double-take — you know, like the kind you get when you walk (strut?) down the street in your Alexander McQueen armadillo booties…fine, maybe that’s just Lady Gaga, but a girl can dream, right?


Marc Jacobs features colorful, wide-brimmed straw hats in his S/S 2011 collection. Photo Courtesy of

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