We were having lunch with the Shop Social Threads founders, Sara and Maureen, when Sara casually brought up summer hats. “I don’t know if your readers would be interested, but we found the absolute best summer hat.” I don’t know if you guys realize how seriously East Coasters take their beach-going, but this is a BOLD statement. Gwen and I stared at each other. Once summer hits, we get this question at least once per week. So, uh, yeah. We are interested, to say the least.
The hats in question are UPF 50, have an internal elastic band (which keeps the hat on securely), and manages to look just as cute on my big head* as it does on Gwen’s tiny head.
*for the record, I blame my hair
But the best part? The brim of these hats kick up in the back a little, so one can lounge in a beach chair without flipping off their hat. They come in several colors and styles (but I like the natural, light tan best). I had high hopes of shooting these hats at the beach with a tan and a pedicure…but it’s been freezing here in Philly, and those dreams just seem so very far away. So we’ll have to make due with my bedroom, a tank top, and some imagination.
NOTE: This article was originally published last year…and the hats promptly sold out. Luckily for us, they’re now fully back in stock: all colors, all styles. Enjoy!!
It’s hard to beat the original. Just sassy enough, with a nice huge brim.
A smaller brim, but still has good face coverage.
This one is just wildly practical and fun. Full disclosure: my mom stole it from me for our trip to Greece this summer. This was her favorite one by far.
I honestly can’t decide which one is my favorite! (Annoying, I know.) I’ve not been much of a hat girl in the past, but my friends *cough*A*cough* have been all over me to start wearing hats at the beach. And she’s right. So…..help?
p.s. My top is Shop Social Threads, too. Sold out, but here’s a similar one.
Aaaaand…a little something for Pinterest (we always love it when you pin us).