Three Perfect Hats for Summer

By fashion editor Ashley

summer hats

Practical pieces in fashion deserve extra attention and celebrating, don’t you think? Practical piece number one, the hat! Keeps you warm in the winter and blocks the shade in the summer. Here are three stylish hats for summer and how to pair them with your favorite summer looks…

Photography by Ashley Thalman, styling by Karli Haglund (, modeling by Kayti Oldham, graphics and written by Ashley Aikele, creative direction by Liz Stanley

Gray Wool Hat:
summerhats-01It’s natural to associate wool with cool weather and itchy sweaters but this perfect wool hat brings the earthy-ness of wool into summer when paired with a tee shirt and jeans. A graphic tee keeps things playful and fun… just as summer should be.

{Gladiator Heels: Zara, Jeans & T-Shirt: models own, Sunglasses: Polo Ralph Lauren, Wool Hat: Target}

Brown Felted Hat:

This wide brimmed hat has just enough western in it to make interesting without shouting cowgirl. Don’t be afraid to look to traditionally masculine brands when looking for the perfect hat. Keep things feminine by pairing it with the perfect skirt or dress.


{Black Maxi Skirt: Nordstrom, Chambray shirt: Gap, Brown Wool Hat: Stetson, Color-Blocked Straw Bag: Target}

White Straw Panama Hat:summerhats-05
Straw hats aren’t just for the beach! They have the ability to make any outfit feel playful and laid back. I love this straw hat paired with a printed short and sweatshirt.summerhats-06

{Shorts: models own, Blue Oxford Button-Down: Gap, Princeton Sweatshirt,
Straw Panama: J.Crew, Beats by Dre Headphones, Vintage Boy Scout Backpack, Blankets/Pillows: stylists own}


LOVE your second look! Super simple and effortlessly beautiful.


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So cute! I love your hats and how you styled them. I’m so on a hat kick right now too.

This post is so fun! The hats are so gorgeous and compliment you so well! Thanks for creating such a fun trendy womens clothing site!

I love the gray hat and the panama hat! I’ve always been afraid to wear hats but this is inspiring me! Also, love that you have Kayti modeling for you! She is the best!

Wonderful post! I’m on the hunt for my perfect hat, so your post is very helpful.

Loooove these hats especially the western one. Great for fall too, right?

These are all so cute. My favorite is the last one, and love the photos!

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