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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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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Gatsby Character & Fashion Guide

Great Gatsby guide

Attention Gatsby newbies, there are spoilers ahead. 

For those of you familiar with The Great Gatsby — whether you’re a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel or Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 movie masterpiece — you’ll agree that its web of characters is very, very complicated. To help you decipher the drama, we’ve created a comprehensive guide featuring the story’s top six characters. So go ahead, old sport: take a peek through your favorites’ storylines, and study up on their stats, famous sayings, and distinguished 1920s styles.

Scroll down or click through the links below for a closer look at each Gatsby character:

Nick Carraway | Jay Gatsby | Daisy Buchanan | Tom Buchanan | Jordan Baker | Myrtle Wilson


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

How to Throw a Gatsby-Themed Party

’20s Toppers: Great Gatsby Hats

Great Gatsby Music: 1920s Playlist

 

Nick Carraway

Great Gatsby Nick Carraway

  • Basic Stats: The story’s narrator. Lives in West Egg. Well-to-do. Went to Yale with Tom. Gatsby‘s next-door neighbor. Daisy’s cousin. Honest. Tolerant. In a relationship with Jordan.

Great Gatsby Fashion: Nick-inspired Accessories

Jay Gatsby

Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby

  • Basic Stats: Lives in West Egg. Owns a mansion. Nouveau riche. Throws lavish parties. Calls everyone “old sport.” Optimistic. Dishonest. Deeply in love with Daisy. Bootlegger. Murdered by George Wilson.

  • Gatsby-worthy Hat: Stetson Chatham Teardrop Crown Fedora

  • Quote: “Can’t repeat the past?…Of course you can!”

  • ’20s Style: Flashy, Charming, Polished

Great Gatsby Fashion: Jay-inspired Accessories

Daisy Buchanan

Great Gatsby Daisy Buchanan

  • Basic Stats: Lives in East Egg. Married to Tom. Friends with Jordan. Nick’s cousin. Selfish. Superficial. Object of Gatsby’s obsession. Has a history with Gatsby. Has an affair with Gatsby. Kills Myrtle with a car.

  • Daisy-worthy Hat: Betmar Seina Stripe Cloche

  • Quote: “…that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”

  • ’20s Style: Feminine, Glitzy, Innocent

Great Gatsby Fashion: Daisy-inspired Accessories

Tom Buchanan

Great Gatsby Tom Buchanan

  • Basic Stats: Lives in East Egg. Married to Daisy. Went to Yale with Nick. Filthy rich. Comes from very old money. Has an ongoing affair with Myrtle. Arrogant. Aggressive. Outraged by Daisy’s affair.

  • Tom-worthy Hat: Christys’ of London Hemp Braid Boater Hat

  • Quote: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…”

  • 20s Style: Masculine, Traditional, Preppy

Great Gatsby Fashion: Tom-inspired Accessories

Jordan Baker

Great Gatsby Jordan Baker

  • Basic Stats: Professional golfer. Daisy’s friend. Dates Nick. Cynical. Self-centered. First to snitch about Gatsby’s love for Daisy.

  • Jordan-worthy Hat: Betmar Opal Wool Cloche

  • Quote: “I’ve just heard the most amazing thing… and here I am tantalizing you.”

  • ’20s Style: Chic, Sporty, Sophisticated

Great Gatsby Fashion: Jordan-inspired Accessories

Myrtle Wilson

Great Gatsby Myrtle Wilson

  • Basic Stats From valley of ashes. Lower class. George Wilson’s wife. Tom’s mistress. Foolish. Exuberant. Killed by Daisy driving Gatsby’s car.

  • Myrtle-worthy Hat: Betmar Balsa Wool Cloche

  • Quote: “…There was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering.”

  • ’20s Style: Gaudy, Bold, Vampy

Great Gatsby Fashion: Myrtle-inspired Accessories

 

Image sources: imdb.com, Polyvore.com

Great Gatsby Music: 1920s Playlist

Great Gatsby music

When it comes to throwing an over-the-top, Gatsby-style bash, we know it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing… music. That’s why we’ve dug through the archives to find the finest jazz and swing tunes to serve as the soundtrack to your 1920s party. From Cole Porter to Glenn Miller and more, we have over 30 Great Gatsby songs cued up and waiting for you. Just press play and swing the night away!

Stream the playlist below or click here to open in Spotify.

And for even more tips on getting your Gatsby party just right, check out our Great Gatsby Guide, complete with tips on dress code, decor, and more!

How to Throw a Gatsby-Themed Party

Great Gatsby Character & Fashion Guide

’20s Toppers: Great Gatsby Hats

  • Sing, Sing, Sing – Benny Goodman
  • Take the “A” Train – Duke Ellington
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) – Cole Porter
  • Sugar Foot Stomp – Fletcher Henderson
  • Out of Nowhere – Django Reinhardt & Coleman Hawkins
  • My Blue Heaven – Benny Carter
  • Doctor, Doctor – Max Raabe
  • A Night in Tunisia: Hot Mallets – Coleman Hawkins
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington
  • Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  • King of the Bongo Bong – Roy Eldridge
  • Night and Day – Art Tatum
  • Peckin’ – Ben Pollack
  • Let Me Off Uptown – Roy Eldridge
  • They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
  • I Got Rhythm – Don Redman
  • Tidal Wave – Fletcher Henderson
  • Crazy Rhythm – Benny Carter
  • Martha, My Dear – Madeleine Peyroux
  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller
  • The Moon Is Grinnin’ At Me – Ben Pollack
  • Blue Skies – John Kirby
  • Charleston – Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • I Love My Baby – Josephine Baker
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
  • Chicago – Benny Goodman
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue – Gene Austin
  • You’re The Top – Cole Porter
  • Love Is The Drug – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

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7 New Hat Guides for Spring

Over the last couple of months, the Fedoras.com team has been busy researching, cleaning, sizing, and styling our hats in every way possible. Some may call us crazy, but we call it dedication. After all, becoming a master of hats is no easy feat, which is why we’ve created a brand new batch of hat resources just for you!

Click through the images below to view the entire resource.

1. Hat Sizing

Using a tape measure — or a ruler and string — learn our three quick steps to hat sizing, and let our easy-to-follow measurement chart be your guide.

Hat Sizing Chart   Find Your Hat Size

2. Hat Cleaning

From cloth hats to straw toppers, learn the correct way to treat, rinse, wash, and rid your hat of spots and stains.

Hat Cleaning

3. Hat Care

Read our top care commandments for keeping your hat as perfect as the day you bought it.

Hat Care Commandments

4. Hat Etiquette

Yep, there really is a very right — and very wrong — way to wear one, so be sure to keep this list of hat manners handy. We’d like to give a special shoutout to The Art of Manliness, Jessica, Barbara, Emma, Landgirl, Jay, Laura Mae, George, The Emily Post Institute, Sven Raphael Schneider, Andy, GetKempt.com, Darla, and Stevie for sharing your hat advice and expertise!

Hat Etiquette Guide

5. Men’s Style Guide

Master the sharpest hat trends, seasonal style essentials, and most coveted looks for spring.

Spring Style guide

6. Kentucky Derby Fashion

Headed to Churchill Downs in a few weeks? Read our men’s guide and women’s guide to looking your absolute best on race day. (You and your date can thank us later.)

Kentucky Derby Fashion for Men

Kentucky Derby Fashion for Women

7. Mad Men Guide

Mad Men Season 6 is in full swing! Looking to dress like your favorite character? With the help of our favorite retro style bloggers, we’ll help you dress the part! Be sure to check out our ’60s-inspired hat guide and beverage guide, too.

Mad Men Style Guide

Like what you see? Be sure to read, print, pin, and share these resources with fellow hat lovers!

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