Heavenly Headpieces

Top off your looks with touch of class. With the start of spring and its many festive occasions – Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, etc, etc – I guess I’ve had fabulous hats on the brain lately. Which is why this week’s find – a gorgeous gem spotted recently at my local Goodwill shop – is so totally fitting.

This topper is incredibly chic, but still has a funky edge. The classic, fedora-like style will never get old, and it’s flattering on almost any face shape. The neutral, always-fashionable color combo – a soft gray and cream – is natural, light, and summery looking, but the cool pattern of strips of larger and smaller diamonds woven into this seemingly simple accessory adds a seriously bold and adventurous feel to this darling (and daring!) hat.

stripe fedora like hat

Made to catch onlookers’ eyes all summer long, this light, woven straw hat will instantly liven up any standard sundress or otherwise run-of-the-mill summer ensemble.

Dress out of your comfort zone. At any time of year, but especially during the warm, more relaxed summer months, it can be easy to stick with what’s comfortable and get stuck in something of a style rut. But amazing and distinctive accessories, like this week’s seriously chic and out-of-the-box hat, make it incredibly easy to add some funky, effortlessly cool style to even the most basic of warm-weather outfits. For a laid-back but totally hip weekend ensemble, pair a head topper like this one with a pair of cut-off jean shorts, espadrilles, a white tee-shirt, and one bold, colorful piece of jewelry, like a statement necklace. For a slightly more dressed up, but equally fun, option, do what I’ve done here, and put it on as a finishing touch with more work appropriate (but still bright and colorful) pieces. I’ve chosen a classically shaped and curve-hugging pencil skirt in a vivid Kelly green, and – to keep the outfit vibrant and fun, but not too overwhelming – a light, flowing blouse in the same tone. A fun (but not too large or loud) animal print keeps the ensemble looking playful, not stuffy, and the super cute and slightly quirky hat makes a divine finishing touch.

black and Kelly green summer outfit

Don’t play it safe this summer! Play around with fun, vibrant, and brightly colored pieces in your wardrobe, and you can take an adorable hat like this anyone everywhere from the beach to the office.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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