Ask Belle: Sun Hats
Aug 7, 2014
I’m off to the beach in two weeks for some much needed rest. I have the swimsuits and sundresses covered. I’m searching for a straw hat to keep my skin from frying in the Bahamian sun. Do you know of one that costs less than $50?
Thank you, Annie
Choosing a sun hat is all about decided what image you’re looking to evoke. Want to mimic a Palm Springs lady who lunches lounging poolside? You need a wide-brimmed hat like this one from Columbia. Prefer a floppy, boho-chic look? This Old Navy hat is your best bet. Like something relaxed but stylish? This black-banded Fedora is chic and fun. Feeling sporty? A ball cap is always your best bet.
Also, never try to pack your sun-hat in your suitcase. It never goes the way you’re hoping. I’ve tried every trick on Pinterest and every solution that I can think up, and I always end up with a squished hat. But if you ladies have any secret tricks, leave them in the comments.