5 Ways to Rock a Hat This Summer

Our community of Birchbloggers is a vibrant bunch of beauty-loving ladies from all corners of the blogosphere. This month, meet actress-turned-blogger Lisa Rosado.

I’ll be honest: for years I avoided wearing hats for fear that they wouldn't suit my round face, but boy was I depriving myself. After taking a chance on Free People’s Clipperton Fedora, I’m now hat-crazed! In addition to instantly transforming an outfit and acting as your saving grace on bad hair days, hats will also protect your skin from the sun. And since every woman needs her signature style, here are five variations to try out this season.

A Straw Stunner

The Hat: A Straw Stunner

Now that the warmer months are upon us, you’ll want to get your hands on a breathable straw hat to keep you nice and cool while protecting you from harmful UV rays. Not only is the price of this straw hat unbeatable, the shape is flattering on most face shapes.
How to Wear It: Take this beachy look from casual to formal by putting your hair in milkmaid braids and a neon statement necklace by Armed & Readi.

A Feminine Fedora

The Hat: A Feminine Fedora

Your search for the perfect summer music festival hat is over. This floppy fedora can be worn year-round, making it an absolute no brainer.
How to Wear It: Make the best of second day hair with a spritz little dry shampoo at the roots like Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray or wear it with long, tousled waves courtesy of Davines This Is a Sea Salt Spray.

A Wide-Brimmed Winner

The Hat: A Wide-Brimmed Winner

Who says hats can’t be ladylike? In basic black, this straw hat is feminine, chic, and pairs beautifully with bold prints and vibrant colors.
How to Wear It: Keep your look pretty and neat with a simple fishtail braid.

A Blossom-eque Bowler

The Hat: A Nostalgic Bowler

Time to pay homage to the ‘90s in this Blossom-eque hat.
How to Wear It: Since bowler hats frame short hair wonderfully, create a faux-bob with the help of Jane Tran's sturdy bobby pins. Counter the hat’s masculine edge with feminine details—I absolutely love a burgundy lip because it looks great on blondes, redheads, and brunettes alike!

The Rock’n’Roll Topper

The Hat: The Rock 'n’ Roll Topper

If you’re used to adding a little edge to your outfits, this Worth & Worth's Strummer hat is your summertime match. (The caveat: it's only available in stores.)
How to Wear It: Wear this on windy, rainy days to stay dry without sacrificing any cool points. Pair it your favorite distressed tee, skinny jeans, and black booties and let your hair do its thing. This hat has got you covered!

—Lisa Rosado

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