Remember “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins“ ? We can’t forget and have been collecting hats before and since because some days it takes a dreamy new pink straw fedora to lift our spirits and others an Audrey style black patent leather rain hat is essential. We have hats in our closets, in the trunks of our cars, hanging on hooks near the kitchen door and for a few very special “ go to the races” varietals, in an old hat box at the very top of an armoire.
Some of us wait for a Royal Wedding or Derby occasion, to sport a chapeau or fascinator while others (this reporter) rarely leave the house without, depending on the season, a knitted beret or a sun hat with its’ own SPF. Dammit! I just love a good hat, and acquire them in my international travels, at domestic department stores, mall kiosks and even the health food store.
Online is great way to search for new hats and this collection of lightweight summer headgear might inspire you to yield to more protective instincts, after all, if you don’t want the sun on your hair or your face, what once might have been called an obsession has actually become quite necessary. The choices are vast and even during these warm weather days, a wool fedora works as fashion. Coachella kids were rocking wool hats in the 100 degree sun and as if I needed another good reason to wear my number one go-to and now year-round Rag & Bone packable fedora.
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