Last week I shared with you some of my favorite summer hats. Here are more of my favorite shapes and colors.
Once I ran across this striking orange hat at Talbots. I just couldn’t say No. I actually wear it a lot, in spite of its being a difficult color: orange. With imagination you can do anything. It looks fabulous with chartreuse green. And if you don’t own a pair of chartreuse (or lime) summer flats, then hurry out and buy some. They make life exciting! Magenta pink flats and this orange hat are great together, too.
Likewise my love of this unusual green hat. It is lime green, or chartreuse, depending upon what you like to call it. In summer, lime green is a natural. You’d be surprised how many things you have in your closet that look smashing with a topper of lime green. (Of course, I am afraid of nothing.)
My absolute favorite “classic” hat is a Peter Beaton, which I purchased in Nantucket, and they steamed it to fit my head. If you are a hat aficionada, you can tell the fineness of the material, the fineness of the weave, the absolute wonderfulness of the scale of this hat. There is black trim at the edge of the brim, and a black band and bow. Perfect!
Here is another black and white charmer. This time there is the mixture of black and white AND I get a broad brim. Sometimes it is hard to choose what to wear. Oh, such problems.
If you don’t have a royal blue hat in your wardrobe, then what? I just fell in love with this blue hat with the perky polka dot blue and white bow! I found a silk dress that was the exact color of this blue, and I remember wearing it to a presentation to a board of directors. They approved the presentation, so they must not have been able to get over the hat!
This exhuberant polks dot bow just will not quit! If you buy a plain hat, you can add a bow like this. Try it.
Remember the old saying, “The hat makes the man.” ? Well, let me tell you, a woman in a hat turns heads! Go for it.