As summer draws to a close (well, maybe not in Los Angeles..), I am finding all kinds of reasons to bring out some of my favorite summer accessories, such as this floral hat. This past summer season, I accumulated more hats than I typically have before because so many great styles were being featured one after the other.
Gucci hat (also available in more sizes here; I am wearing size S), Zimmermann dress (old, last seen here; similar here and here), Paul Andrew flats (last seen here; also available here), Chanel bag, J. Crew sunglasses (last seen here)
I used to be obsessed with hats. When I was living in New York City before I moved to Los Angeles, I used to have drawers full of them and the top shelf of my closet was reserved for the biggest ones. This was probably because New York has true four seasons (let’s face it, southern California only has two) and I wore them more often.
But one type of hat I didn’t really have much of before were perfect summer hats. I’m sure you’ve seen some of your favorite bloggers on Instagram sporting some pretty stylish straw hats and boater hats this year. I definitely felt inspired to continue to add to my hat collection, especially with this floral hat.
This floral hat initially caught my eye because of how feminine it is. I had been looking for the perfect summer hat that would stand out and last for years to come, and I found it. Since Torrance and I are planning an upcoming trip to South Carolina in a few weeks, you can guarantee this floral hat will be coming with me as it evokes charm.
There are also alternative ways to recreate this look. Take a simple straw boater hat such as this one, this one, or this one, and then wrap it with a floral silk scarf such as this one, this one, or this one. Tie the silk scarf into a little bow in the back, and ta da! Your own floral hat!