From Pool to Party, Must-Have Hats for Summer Occasions

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Whether you are getting ready for Derby time or planning to hang by the water, you will need to wear a hat! Wearing a hat will protect you from the sweltering heat and keep you looking sassy.

Wide rim hats keep your face from getting blotchy and help prevent you from having to shampoo your tresses before you go out. Depending on the occasion, be prepared and put your best fashion sense forward. Just make sure not to wear the sunscreen and sweat-reeking hat to your daytime function. Keep your tresses smelling fresh under your hat with some yummy smelling dry shampoo.

Check out some of these fun, simple styles that can make all the difference when it comes to completing your look. They will also save your face, literally.

This simple, black floppy hat from Topshop is wonderful. It’s a hat that you can wear as is, or turn into a statement piece by embellishing it to fit your mood and help execute your look. Get creative by using a hairpin or a piece of fabric in order to change it up once in a while.

Topshop New Big Felt Floppy Hat

→ Buy the Topshop New Big Felt Floppy Hat, $52.00, at

For something spunky and bright, check out this turquoise accented hat. It’s full of life and great when you want to stand out. The color contrast along with sun kissed tan skin may be a glowing combination. What better color to accompany summer’s hottest dresses

Nordstrom Sinamay Hat with Feather

→ Buy the Nordstrom Sinamay Hat with Feather, $68.00, at

If you want something sleek looking then check out this vibrant, refreshing hat. This two-tone hat is fairly casual but has a little flair due to the white matching flower. This is a great floppy hat to wear with a romper or a denim dress.

Nine West Packable Two Tone Super Floppy Hat with Flower

→ Buy the Nine West Packable Two Tone Super Floppy Hat with Flower, $30.80 (was $44.00), at

If you like the two toned look, then the black and white contrast is the easiest to pair when matching with a swimsuit. Pair with one of your bold swimsuits and keep your head cool while looking color coordinated.

Zara Two-Tone Wide Brim Hat

→ Buy the Zara Two-Tone Wide Brim Hat, $29.90, at

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.