It’s official! Summer has arrived! Okay, maybe it’s not technically official until June 21st, but we all know that Nashville summers start early. Although we love the warmth of southern summers, we also need to remember to protect our skin – and we aren’t just talking about SPF (although, you need a great one of those, too!). Since you probably already have an SPF you swear by, we’ve rounded up some stylish hats to keep your skin hidden from those damaging rays this summer.
Whether you’re throwing on a hat to hide your drenched hot-yoga hair, or you’re looking for the perfect accessory for spending a day poolside, Nashville has great locally-owned boutiques that offer some amazingly-crafted hats for the hot days ahead. These stylish hats are the perfect accessory to finish off any outfit you may be donning this summer to keep you protected without sacrificing style.
e.Allen features designer collections focusing on quality and has some lovely options for any occasion. With locations in Nashville and Franklin, they are a fantastic shop for specialty items. The Pascal, pictured above, is the perfect summer staple with a feminine twist. With its honey-colored hue accented with a silk champagne-colored ribbon, this short-brimmed hat is the perfect accessory for a day in the park, brunch downtown or a few mimosas by the pool.
The Mack, pictured above, is also a great summer staple that we found at e.Allen! This hat offers a more chic look, with slate grey and tan leather. It has a classic look, and transitions from day to night seamlessly. Pair it with a lightweight, white button down and denim shorts for a contrasting look.
Locations: The Gulch 312 11th Avenue South, Nashville , TN 37203 | Franklin 1556 W McEwen Dr, Franklin , TN 37067
The contemporary shop located in Franklin is a must-see after grabbing your morning latte. With its collection of both classic and trendy, Emmaline is a great place to build your dream summer wardrobe with its sophisticated and chic offerings.
Off on a family vacation or a trip with your loved ones? This woven sea-grass hat features a wide-brim perfect for keeping you in the shade while you’re relaxing by the water. The SunnyDip Fedora is the ultimate vacation piece and can be transitioned to pool days pretty much anywhere in Nashville.
Location: 400 Main St #100, Franklin, TN 37064
Fanny & June
We are loving this local brand, Fanny & June, who make high-quality custom-fit hats right here in Nashville. With their traditional millinery methods and limited runs on each style, you will be sure to get a unique hat that can also be customized to fit you perfectly. The girls from HONOR Creative took these hats on their work-away to Tulum this past winter, and they all looked stylish and lovely in Fanny & June hats!
The Painter is classic style, fitting for every summer occasion with its shorter rim and straw weave. This hat screams Nashville summer afternoons with a glass of champagne.
Or, try their Beachcomber, which is a bold wide-brimmed hat ready to take you from poolside to drinks on the deck. With its burgundy stripes – you’ll be bold and beautiful while staying sun free.
Find them online here.
Dillard’s in Green Hills
Have errands to run in The Mall at Green Hills? Dillard’s offers a variety of stylish pieces and is a department store guaranteed to help you accessorize all summer long. They carry this Panama Sun Hat by Vince Camuto, which is the true fashionista’s hat. With its versatile leopard-print band and neutral colored weave, this is a closet staple to take you from city to scenic and everything in between. Pair it with neutral monochromatic outfits to really make it pop.
Find our local Dillard’s in The Mall at Green Hills.
The Perfect Pair
The Perfect Pair has, well, just about the perfect everything in their store on Hillsboro Circle, but we’re currently obsessed with their Artesano Rumi x hats. These simple yet stylish hats come in just about every classic color, making them perfect for Summer, and even transitioning into Fall. Hop into their store on your next Whole Foods run and see which color best fits your complexion (or your next vacation spot).
Location: 4103 Hillsboro Cir, Nashville, TN 37215