Fedora, wide-brimmed, cloche-shaped, and Panama-style — the one thing these silhouettes have in common? How totally seasonal they look in straw-hat form. If we have anyone to thank for our newfound love of this particular style, it's Stacy Keibler and her plethora of enviable Lake Como outfits, all of which include a variation on the slick straw-infused fedora. The most apparent reason we love a great straw hat, though? It's so versatile in its styling options. From daytime cool (throw it one with a casual maxi dress) to date night-appropriate (just add it to a sweet floral skirt-and-silk blouse combo), the hat wears, well, many different hats. To make sure you've got plenty of options, we've culled the best of the straw-hat bunch. Shop your favorites and tell us how you'll be wearing it next.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with hats and who better to look to for inspiration than hat extraordinaire Blake Lively? She's one star that doesn't discriminate when it comes to hats. She loves them all from cloches to floppy styles and even sporty baseball caps. If you're hat shy, allow Blake to break you out of your shell. Check her out in many different styles, then shop your favorites for yourself.
Ashlee Simpson touched down at LAX airport pairing a printed Blood is the New Black tank ($29) with flared denim, a printed kimono wrap, and wicker Hat Attack topper ($88). The singer accessorized her boho-chic look with a quilted leather tote, simple flip-flops, and her Ray-Ban Wayfarer shades ($150). This isn't the first time we've spotted the blond beauty wearing a printed kimono, but her ever-changing style definitely keeps us wanting more. Shop Ashlee's exact tank and hat to work with '70s denim and a fresh kimono wrap for your next trip out of town.
Between the sun, wind, and humidity that the season brings, a chic topper is not only important, but absolutely necessary for Summer. If you're in need of a little inspiration, look no further than some of our favorite style stars, like Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, and Chloe Moretz. Whether your preferred chapeau is wide-brimmed straw, ultra floppy, or a sweet and simple fedora, click through to shop our picks and see the celebrities who wear them well.
The weather is still warm and I love it. Last week I attended a hotel rooftop pool party with a bunch of friends. I'm sure I'll cherish the memory come next season's gusty winds. Lots of splashing, drinking, munching, and some dancing were involved. Who was up for the challenge of dressing me? I asked you to help me find a super-cool bathing suit, sandals, a hat, and a coverup. Long live Summer!
I started you off with this Marc Jacobs Collection Carter Wristlet ($595) because all I needed to carry was cash.
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Last weekend I headed to Santa Cruz with the fam. We enjoyed the sun and roller coasters at the Beach Boardwalk, followed by a nice dinner. I was pretty worn out by dinnertime, but lucky for me, I had your help. I asked you to find a look that would do double duty from a day at the beach to a night on the town.
I started you off with this Forever 21 Straw Weave Rodeo Hat ($9). It's cute, cheap, and protected me from the sun.
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