Gals in Fedoras: Beach Style

It’s summer, it’s warm, and we here in the land-locked state of Indiana sure wish we could get away to some sand and waves. Who doesn’t love the beach? Seagulls, ocean breeze, umbrellas, tanning … ahh, paradise! However, just because you’re at the beach doesn’t mean style gets to take a holiday, too. Sun protection is a must, and what better way to complement your suntan lotion than with a hat? Chelsea Davis of She Said He Said and Amy Webb of Urban Frill know this better than anyone! Classically stylish, Chelsea and Amy don’t mess around at the beach.

Want to get some beach tips for yourself? Read on!

Chelsea of She Said He Said

Gals in Fedoras: Chelsea of She Said He Said

Where would you wear this look?

Chelsea: I would wear this look to the mall or out to lunch with friends. In Cali, shorts, a top, sandals, and a fedora can almost be worn year ’round!

What is your favorite way to style hats this season?

Chelsea: I like to pair my fedoras with a colorful striped maxi dress or a neutral shift dress with wedges. My favorite, though, is to make my hat the focal point by pairing it with boyfriend jeans, a plain T-shirt, and bright lipstick.

Which of our hats best fits your personal style?

Chelsea: Do I have to pick just one? If so, I love the rim on the Stitch Hats Jane Straw Fedora. It’s definitely up my alley. The red pop of color can match my sandals, shorts, or makeup and completes the look. I like the camel color because it goes with either black, white, or brown. The style is perfect, too. I like to tilt the hat a bit for a sassy vibe.

What is your favorite summer food or cocktail?

Chelsea: I love ceviche. It fills you up and tastes delightful on a hot summer day. My cocktail of choice right now is a cucumber martini infused with jalapeño. Seriously, you can never have just one.

Amy of Urban Frill

Gals in Fedoras: Amy of Urban Frill

Where would you wear this look?

Amy: This dress and hat are two of my go-to pieces in the summer. I would wear this look almost anywhere — an afternoon on the beach, lunch at an outdoor cafe, winery-hopping, or a barbecue with friends and family!

What is your favorite way to style hats this season?

Amy: I love to tie a silk scarf around the brim of an oversized floppy hat for a little added detail during a day at the beach. It makes packing for vacation so much easier, too! Just bring one hat and five scarves, and you’ve already got six different looks.

Which of our hats best fits your personal style?

Amy: It’s so hard to pick just one, but I adore the Betmar Maple Wool Floppy Hat. It’s the sort of hat that just goes with everything (great for bad hair days). I especially love the rope detailing.

What is your favorite summer escape?  

Amy: The Outer Banks in North Carolina. I have been going every summer with my family for the past 15 years. It’s the perfect place to unwind, relax, and forget about reality for a week.

Thank you to our lovely ladies, Chelsea and Amy, for talking with us. Be sure to check back soon for more lovely gals sporting hats!

Gals in Fedoras: KT Reed of KTRstyle

When a gal pulls together bright colors, pops of prints, loads of arm candy, and almost always a classic red or bright pink lip, you know she’s got it goin’ on. But when she adds a hat? Talk about style perfection! We can’t wait to show you KT Reed of KTRstyle‘s pictures and feature her in our series, and we bet you can’t wait to read her interview.

From her favorite way to wear hats to the closet she covets, it’s all here:

Gals in Fedoras: KT Reed of KTR Style

Describe your personal style and where you draw style inspiration for KTRstyle.

KT: I would say my personal style is a little feminine, a little adventurous, and a little wild, but all in a classy sort of way.

Gals in Fedoras: KT Reed of KTR Style

What is your favorite way to wear hats this season?

KT: I love dressing down an outfit that can potentially be too sexy with a sporty hat, or utilizing a fun hat to glam up my outfit. Other times, I just like it for those no-fuss bad hair days!

Gals in Fedoras: KT Reed of KTR Style

Whose closet would you hijack?

KT: Definitely Elizabeth Taylor for all those gems. :)

Gals in Fedoras: KT Reed of KTR Style

If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

KT: Hmm…. Would it be cheating if I take “one” survival kit with everything I need in there? :)

Gals in Fedoras: KT Reed of KTR Style

Which of our hats best fits your style?

KT: There are so many, but if I have only one option, it’d be the fedora. I’m a huge fedora girl.

What is your favorite summer food?

KT: Watermelon! It’s so refreshing, and I love it with salt or lime and spice!

Thanks to KT for talking with us about her style! Be sure to check back for more gals in fedoras!

Gals in Fedoras: Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling

We think Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling has more than just darling style. With her fierce outfits, bold print-mixing, beautiful photography, and, of course, love of hats, we’re delighted to feature her in our “Gals in Fedoras” series.

Read our interview with Caitlin, learn her must-have summer hat tips, and see how she styled our Kangol Heritage Lite Felt Diva in the picture below!

Gals in Fedoras: Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling

Describe your personal style and where you draw style inspiration for A Little Dash of Darling.

Caitlin: I would describe my personal style as feminine and classic with a little edge. I love mixing prints and textures for a flirty mix. I like to draw inspiration from everything around me, from the colors in nature to street style. The Internet is also a really great source when you need a shot of inspiration.

What is your favorite way to wear hats this season?

Caitlin: I am loving floppy-brimmed hats and Panama hats this season, which you can see me wearing time and time again on my blog. They make any ensemble look so polished and chic, and they are perfect for protecting my skin!

Gals in Fedoras: Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling

Whose closet would you hijack?

Caitlin: If I could hijack anyone’s closet, it would definitely be Diane Kruger’s! She is so stylish and always so put together. I just envy her closet full of splurge-worthy staples!

If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

Caitlin: It would, of course, be my wide-brimmed straw hat to protect my skin from those harsh rays! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned the importance of keeping the sun off of my face.

What topper tip would you give to your girlfriends?

Caitlin: Wear a hat because it makes you feel chic and goes well with your outfit, not just to hide a bad hair day. While hats work great for that, too, they can be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit!

Gals in Fedoras: Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling

Which of our hats best fits your style?

Caitlin: I love this Panama hat. It’s perfect for a day at the beach here in San Diego, or it would be a great topper to an easy-breezy outfit.

What is your favorite summer escape?

Caitlin: This summer, I am looking forward to my husband’s and my escape to Europe after finishing the California Bar in July. I will definitely be bringing a few hats along to add a finishing touch to my European-chic outfits.

Thank you to Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling for speaking with us about hats and style! Be sure to check back for more fashionable, hat-wearing gals!

Gals in Fedoras: Shopping Day Attire

Let’s face it: We all stress over what to wear on Shopping Day. Am I too dressy? Am I too casual? Sara of Sara’s Sweet Style and Rose of Dadouchic don’t seem to have that problem. With great accessories (those hats!) and prints, these ladies know how to style the perfect outfit for a day spent shopping with the girls. Check out their looks below, and take away a tip or two!

Sara of Sara’s Sweet Style

Date Night Style: Sara of Sara's Sweet Style

Where would you wear this look?

Sara: I would wear this look while hanging out with my friends for some lunch and shopping. I always love to dress up a little, no matter what. This look is fun, comfortable, and stylish — and that’s what my style is all about!

What is your favorite way to style hats this season?

Sara: My favorite way to style hats this season is with a cute summer dress and some stylish wedges. It’s a nice and effortless look!

Date Night Attire: Sara of Sara's Sweet Style

Which of our hats best fits your personal style?

Sara: I fell in love with the Stitch Hats Rose Fancy Toyo Sun Hat. It’s very feminine and can be styled in many ways.

What is your favorite summer escape?

Sara: My favorite summer escape would have to be the Bahamas! It looks so beautiful and relaxing, and I could see myself having a great time there!

Rose of Dadouchic

Date Night Attire: Rose of Dadouchic

Where would you wear this look?

Rose: I would wear this look to go shopping.

What is your favorite way to style hats this season?

Rose: My favorite way to style hats this season is to pair a floppy hat with a maxi skirt/dress for a bohemian feel. I also pair my fedoras with leather pants/skirts for a casual and edgy look.

Date Night Attire: Rose of Dadouchic

Which of our hats best fits your personal style?

Rose: I would say the Cov-ver Wide Brim Resort Hat. It’s beachy/summery, but yet has that glam touch.

What is your favorite summer food? 

Rose: Sushi!

Thank you to our lovely ladies, Sara and Rose, for speaking with us about their style. Keep your eyes on the Fedoras.com blog for more Gals in Fedoras!

Summer Trend: 1920s-Inspired Hats

With the rise in popularity of Downton Abbey and the release of The Great Gatsby — take a peek at our Gatsby Hat Guide! — this season’s hat trend shouldn’t be much of a surprise. It’s all about the 1920s, when hats were an everyday staple of men’s fashion. From the traditional Newsboy to gangster-style fedoras, we’re thrilled to see a versatile and classic trend coming back to life!

During Fashion Week, a multitude of designers put these toppers on their models to sport on the runway. To help you prepare for the Summer 2013 latest trend, here’s a roundup of our favorite looks to pull off this season:

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Are you a well-dressed gent who is no stranger to the suit? These looks are a modern twist on the vintage inspiration, with pops of color and scarves. One aspect that hasn’t changed over the decades is the incorporation of the fedora, much like this Bailey of Hollywood Gangster Wool Fedora, which is available in a number of colors and styles.
  Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
Channeling more of a Panama Jack style, the fedora can be worn as a casual topper to your summer attire. Think beach vacation-wear when trying to achieve this look, and pair a natural fedora like this Panama Snap Brim Fedora with a linen suit or a casual button-up shirt, shorts, and sandals.
Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
Do you consider yourself a hipster? The fedora is surely a perfect topper for your funky, innovative style! Opt for rolled denim, a blazer with a basic tee, and a printed fedora much like this Bleecker Cotton Plaid Fedora to add a pop of color and pattern.
Summer 2013 Men's Trend: 1920s Hats
This casual look is ideal for a weekend at the lake or a Fourth of July cookout. The straw fedora looks stylish yet manly with tailored chino shorts, a plaid button up, and boat shoes. This Cov-ver Crocheted Raffia Fedora is anaffordable option to help you achieve this seasonal look.
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The newsboy is another trend we saw popping up on the runway left and right! While typically available in the wool and herringbone materials more often associated with fall and winter, lighter styles (like the Stetson Charlotte Seersucker Cap or this Stetson Lancaster Linen Button Cap) can be just as trendy in the warmer months. From business casual to weekend wear, the newsboy is a summer hit!

Gals in Fedoras: Casual-Chic Summer Style

We’re back with another post in our Gals in Fedoras series! With summer just on the horizon, we can’t wait for carefree, warm-weather days. Today, we’re featuring Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook and Ash from Anything and Everything LA, two ladies who know how to rock a casual-chic look from hat to toe. Take a look at their effortless hat pairings, and snag some advice on how to pull off this go-to summer style!

Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook

Casual-Chic Summer Hat Style: Rachel of Rachel's Lookbook

Where would you wear this look?

Rachel: I would wear this outfit to the flea market or out for a lunch date with one of my girlfriends. This hat adds the perfect touch of color to tie the outfit together, and it is definitely something I’d want to wear while having a fun day with my girlfriends.

What is your favorite way to style hats this season?

Rachel: Pairing a fedora or Panama hat with a crisp white oxford, a statement necklace, a pair of dark wash skinny jeans or shorts, and strappy wedges is a perfect way to wear a hat this season. I think this combination is very simple and classic, but the hat and statement necklace add just enough to make the outfit fashion-forward and fresh.

Which of our hats best fits your personal style?

Rachel: The Stitch Hats Jane Straw Fedora definitely encompasses all of the characteristics I would use to define my personal style. The fedora is a classic hat, but this one has those extra details that I like to include in my own personal style, whether with a great pair of heels or statement bag. I am always looking for ways to keep things simple and classic but with added excitement. I love the detailing of the bow and around the rim. I would pair this with a white T-shirt, coral jeans, and strappy wedges.

What is your favorite summer hairstyle?

Rachel: A simple braid on one or both sides of your head pulled back with a bobby pin. It is the perfect way to add some interest to your hairstyle for summer. The best part is how easy it is to do and that it helps keep hair out of your face. Lauren Conrad is the queen of this hairstyle, and ever since seeing her wear it on The Hills, I had to do it for myself. Now I wear it all the time!

Ash of Anything and Everything LA

Casual-Chic Summer Hat Style: Ash of Anything and Everything LA

Where would you wear this look?

Ash: I would wear this look for visiting cafes and shopping with Blake.

What is your favorite way to style hats this season?

Ash: This season, I am loving hats to play down otherwise dressy looks. I love to pair them with an embellished skirt and tee or a pant suit and some killer heels.

Casual-Chic Summer Hat Style: Ash of Anything and Everything LA

Which of our hats best fits your personal style?

Ash: Your fedoras. I’m especially loving the Indiana Jones collection, along with the Stetson and Bailey of Hollywood. These styles are so versatile and could be paired with a billowy dress or vintage denim.

What is your favorite summer hairstyle?

Ash: My favorite summer hairstyles are tousled beachy waves (hello, Cali girl) for every day and loose braids to get me through those wicked hot days in L.A.

Thank you to Rachel and Ash for speaking with us about their casual-chic styles. We’ll see you again for more lovely Gals in Fedoras!

Gals in Fedoras: The Golden Girls of Golden White Decor

Hats don’t have to be just for keeping your ears warm in the winter. Now that warm weather is finally here, the world of fun, fashionable hats is wide open! We’ve rounded up our favorite fashion bloggers working their best hat style, so get ready for some serious summer inspiration.

To kick off our series with a bang, we’re starting with the beautiful ladies of Golden White Decor: best friend pair Lauren and Marika. These girls know how to wear a hat, whether it’s to a casual event, the beach, or a night out. All about California and sunshine, the Golden Girls want you to always be in a sunny state of mind!

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Describe your personal style and where you draw style inspiration from for Golden White Decor.

Lauren & Marika: Our style is best described as European elegance portrayed through our chic yet laid-back California lifestyle. We like to mix boho with prep and believe all women should clothe themselves in class. Our light and airy palate reflects our dreamy state of mind and our goal to inspire the world through our passion. The Golden Girls represent all things golden, and Golden White Decor reflects our sunny disposition and high energy. We are inspired by our surroundings and the light coastal California vibes. We also look for inspiration in our travels. Each city, state, and country has their own take on fashion. Fashion and décor trends are continually evolving, and it is important to keep an open mind. It is also key to look to past trends and how they can be refreshed, revamped, and altered to fit our current lifestyle.

Golden White Decor

What is your favorite way to wear hats this season?

Lauren & Marika: A hat can be paired with just about any outfit! However, our favorite type of hat is a wide brimmed floppy hat! You can dress it down and take it with you to the beach, or you can pair it with a sundress and heels for a more sophisticated look!

Whose closet would you hijack?

Lauren & Marika: Most definitely the Olsen twins! Love their casual, laid-back, yet chic style!

Golden White Decor

If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

Lauren & Marika: Of course a wide brimmed sun hat. ;) Great for UV protection!

What topper tip would you give to your girlfriends?

Lauren & Marika: Accessorize as many outfits as you can with a hat! Hats are a fun, classy, and forever in-style statement piece that give your look that “wow factor”!

Golden White Decor

Which of our hats best fits your style?

Lauren & Marika: The Raffia Hat with the Chiffon Bow. :) So great for spring and summer!

Golden White Decor

What is your favorite summer escape?

Lauren & Marika: A sun-filled day of poolside lounging! Needed: A good book, glass of iced tea, sun hat, and a bowl of watermelon!

Many thanks to the lovely Golden Girls for taking the time to speak with us about their style. Be sure to check back regularly for more featured ladies in hats!

Fedoras.com Sponsors Hats Off! Event

Recently, the team at Fedoras.com was lucky enough to attend the second annual Hats Off! Luncheon, an event hosted by The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Fashion Arts Society. The event featured a sneak peek into the IMA’s latest exhibition, Majestic African Textiles; a lecture by Michael Cunningham, author and photographer of Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats; and an awards ceremony with prizes given to the most statement-making guest ensembles. All attendees were encouraged to wear their finest hat attire, so we made sure to dress up in our Fedoras.com favorites!

As an official sponsor of the event, we also gave away our very own Stetson Chatham Fedora to one lucky gentleman. Scroll through the pictures from the event below, and let us know what you think about all of the awe-inspiring hats!

Hats Off! Event at IMA

Hats Off! Event at the IMA

The team in our Fedora-wear!

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Sarah dressed up in our very own Wide Brim Straw Hat.

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Whitney’s sporting our Two Tone Wide Brim Hat. Adam’s in our ever-dapper Bailey of Hollywood Fedora.

Hats Off! Event at IMA

Hats Off! Event at IMAHats Off! Event at the IMA

Hats Off! Event at the IMA

The man on the left won the Out of Africa prize for the most Robert Redford-inspired style.

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Hats Off! Event at the IMAHats Off! Event at the IMA

Yep, that Stetson is ours!

Hats Off! Event at the IMA

Hats Off! Event at the IMA

Classic-looking ladies in classic Derby attire.

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The lucky winner of our Stetson Chatham Fedora!

A special thank you to the IMA Fashion Arts Society for such an incredible time — we’re up for munching and mingling with fellow hat aficionados anytime!

Music Festival Fashion: Hats

For us, the first signs of summer signal one thing — the start of music festival season. SXSW, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Newport, Lollapalooza… the list goes on and on, but we love each festival’s unique culture, lineup, and of course, style!

While each event puts its own spin on festival fashion, the key to the concert-going uniform is beating the heat while looking effortlessly cool. So whether you’re going full-out boho in a long, flowing hi-low or rocker chic with an edgy crop top, no look is complete without festival fashion’s signature accessory — the hat.

Click through our festival hat picks below to reveal an entire collection of hats made for summer concert fun in the sun.

Music Festival Fashion Hats

Classic Fedoras Breezy Panamas Lightweight Linens Wide Brimmed Beauties

Featured hats: Henschel Crushable Felt Fedora HatStitch Hats Jane Straw FedoraStingy Brim Linen FedoraCov-ver Women’s Wide Brim Wool Hat

1920s Toppers: Great Gatsby Hats

Cue the confetti and pop the champagne! You’re dressed to the nines in your finest dapper (or flapper) attire and ready for a night on the town. Hold up, guys and dolls. Before you’re ready to swing the night away, you need a retro topper to complete the look — and who better to gather inspiration from than the vibrant and eternally-stylish characters of The Great Gatsby?

Click through the hats below to see our favorite styles inspired by Nick, Jay, Daisy, Myrtle, and the rest of the Gatsby gang.

And for even more goodies, check out the rest of our Great Gatsby Guide:

Great Gatsby Character & Fashion Guide

Great Gatsby Music: 1920s Playlist

How to Throw a Gatsby-Themed Party

Great Gatsby hats

Hemp Braid Boater Linen Blend 8/4 Cap Center Dent Fedora Bandera Ivy Cap Chatham Fedora Longshoreman Cap Drury Fedora Hatteras Newsboy Skimmer Boater

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