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3 Fun Hats For Summer

When you’re not as meticulous with the sunscreen applications as you should be, just remember to throw on a hat.

Not all skin is the same. And the delicate skin on your face is especially susceptible to harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays because it gets a lot of sun exposure, according to the American Cancer Society.

Wearing stylish summer hats is an an easy way to protect your skin. Check out my favorite hats for summer.

Floppy hats

These hats are the ultimate beachwear accessory. Plus the wider brimmed ones keep sun off your neck and shoulders, as well as your face.

[Wear this classic floppy hat to the pool or beach. Photo courtesy Forever 21.]

The elegant look of this wide brimmed floppy hat makes me feel like it should be perched on the head of a Southern belle while she watches the Kentucky Derby. But it’s also perfect for lounging by the pool. I like the classic, simple design. This hat also comes in a light straw color and is only $7 from Forever 21.

Cowboy hats

What kind of midwesterner would I be if I didn’t add a cowboy hat to my list of favorites? I’m not saying you should go all out and complete the outfit with distressed cowboy boots and a button down shirt tied up to reveal your belly button, but a simple cowboy hat can still be fashionable.

[Wear this cute cowboy hat with a flirty dress. Photo courtesy Urban Outfitters.]

Not all cowboy hats have to look masculine, as this über-feminine hat shows. The delicate cutouts and floppy structure scream “girly.” Wear this flirty cowboy hat to the beach. This hat is $34 from Urban Outfitters.

Military caps

Lightweight canvas caps are the ultimate versatile hats for summer. Pull one over your beach hair or wear one to an outdoor get-together to add a little fun to your outfit.

[Wear this classic hat with lightweight khakis. Photo courtesy Target.]

Crisp, clean, white is the perfect summer color. You’ll be reaching for this simple white military cap all summer long. This cap is $22 from Target.

What’s your favorite summer hat? Tell me about it in the comments section.

For more fashion inspiration, follow me on Twitter @kirsten_hudson

Want more summer fashion from everyday threads? Check these out:

  • Do you need the height of a model to wear the maxi dress? Find out with these tips.
  • Can you guess these four questionably fashionable summer accessories?
  • Come autumn, you don’t want to have to purchase a whole new wardrobe. Learn how to transition your wardrobe between summer and fall with these tricks.

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Get Samantha’s Look From Sex and the City 2 For Cheap

The girls were back May 27 in all of their fashion glory. Because a majority of Sex and the City 2 was set in Abu Dhabi, many of the foursome’s outfits had a modern-woman-meets-traditional-Arab style.  I think the girls’ best fashion moments in the movie, though, were when they were still in New York.

[Use these three tips to get Samantha’s stylish look from Sex and the City 2 (while on a budget.) Photo courtesy Warner Bros.]

In the beginning of the movie Samantha wears a sultry black cutout dress with white high-heeled slides. Only she can pull this look off during the day. For us regular women, her outfit would work better at night. Many of us also can’t afford to dish out thousands of dollars for a single outfit. Here’s how to get Samantha’s look while on a tight budget.

This is a similar version of Samantha’s black cutout dress for only $25 from Forever 21.

[Wear this Samantha-inspired little black dress on a night out. Photo courtesy Forever 21.]

These shoes are a similar version of Samantha’s white high-heeled slides for only $30 from Charlotte Russe.

[These versatile platform sandals work great for day or night. Photo courtesy Charlotte Russe.]

These gold hoop earrings are a similar version to the ones Samantha wears. They are only $5 from Forever 21.

[Classic hoop earrings never go out of style. Photo courtesy Forever 21.]

What do you think about the girls’ looks in Sex and the City 2? Leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts!

For more fashion inspiration, follow me on Twitter @kirsten_hudson

Want more glamourous looks? Check out these other posts from everyday threads:

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4 Questionably Fashionable Summer Accessories

While warmer temperatures mean sunny days spent at the pool, lazy summer nights and lots of sunscreen applications, the temperature rise also brings a new season of fashion trends. Designers and clothing stores try to shake up the summer usual of the T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops combo by putting forth a profusion of summer fashion accessories.

You may be tempted to add some visual interest to the typically laidback style of summer clothes with new accessories, but be careful how you wear them—they could turn your outfit into a fashion mishap. Watch out for how you wear these four summer accessories.

[Flip-flops are a great summer fashion accessory. But when they get grungy and stained, it’s time to toss them. Photo courtesy c.a.s.e.y./Flickr.]

1. Fedora hat

This summer, lightweight straw Fedoras are all over stores. I don’t want to rule out this style completely. These summer hats can look good with a simple outfit and the right hairstyle, but if combined with too many other accessories such as large frame sunglasses, chunky earrings and iPod headphones, (yes, these tend to be an accessory for some) they can make you look like you’re trying too hard to “accessorize.”

If you want to try this look, limit your other accessories, keep your outfit simple (the hat should be the attention-grabber) and pull your hair into a loose side ponytail or wear it down, but slightly messy.

2. Summer scarf

Unless it’s an uncharacteristically chilly night, wearing a scarf during the summer looks ridiculous. Even though summer scarves are usually smaller and made of more lightweight fabrics than their winter counterparts, save scarves for a brisk day.

If you want to try this look, though, keep your scarf to wear for a nice occasion, such as a wedding or a party. Don’t wear it with shorts and sandals. Pair a fancier scarf with a dress, but make sure to wear the scarf loose around your neck.

3. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a summer staple—and my favorite fashion accessory on sunny days. But like anything that you choose to put on your body, clothes and accessories say something about you to others. And wearing sunglasses indoors makes a person appear standoffish and unapproachable. Nobody wants to talk to a pair of black lenses instead of eyes.

Other than that minor pet peeve of mine, I say go crazy with your sunnies. Try some shades with bright colors or even patterns for a fun summer look. These retro bamboo sunglasses are super fun!

4. Flip-flops

Letting your tootsies “be free” in a pair of flip-flops is one of the best parts of summer. But one of the most disgusting parts of summer is seeing someone wearing a pair of grungy flip-flops. When there are visible footprint stains on your flops or they’ve obviously been well worn, it’s time to toss them.  Also keep in mind that certain flip-flops, the cheap plastic ones, are really only appropriate for the beach, not for everyday wear.

What do you think about the summer fashion accessories? Tell me about it in the comments section.

For more fashion inspiration, follow me on Twitter @kirsten_hudson

Want more summer fashion from everyday threads?

  • Keep your face shaded in style. These three types of hats are perfect for summer.
  • Do you need the height of a model to wear the maxi dress? Find out with these tips.
  • Come autumn, you don’t want to have to purchase a whole new wardrobe. Learn how to transition your wardrobe between summer and fall with these tricks.

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