Do you wear a hat in the summer? Now I’m not talking about one of the glorious fascinators that we saw at the Royal Wedding. I’m referring to a basic summer hat designed to protect you from the sun.
While I dutifully slather on sunscreen several times a day, I never think to put on a hat in the summer. Well, to be honest, I don’t even own any summer hats. An offhand remark by a friend has me thinking that it’s time to rectify that fashion deficit.
Let’s be perfectly honest: the best part of the Royal Wedding fashion are the hats. Sometimes I truly wish hats were fashionable in the US. If I could pull it off, I would totally wear hats as statement pieces. My friends always mock me because whenever we went out shopping in London, I would be irresistibly drawn to the headbands and headbands with a half-veil, a la Chelsy Davies’ hat:
(Alas, this is an awful picture of her. Cute hat, though.)
“What, are you trying to be Lady GaGa?” my friends asked. No— clearly, I was just trying to be British.
Anyway, some of my favorites from yesterday’s festivities: