Hats. The accessory for everyone, especially in summer. There is usually at least one style of hat that someone fancies regardless of their taste and everyone always has some stashed away in their closet. A few of my favorites include my beloved (oldie but goody) NASH cap from Emerson Grace purchased many moons ago. But, then, there’s my…(rather large) collection of the most oversized, most uncrushable styles, and most impractical ones. All worn back home from far-away spots with multiple travel legs (yes, several “spottings” of me wearing hugely brimmed straw hats on flights home in the middle of winter have occurred- and quite a few times). So what is it about new cities that make you want to buy a hat to remember the adventure? I’ll never know, and I’ll certainly never stop.

On that note, to get you in the mood to wear hats this season (no dangerous sunspots here, please!), read below for a roundup of some current faves. Keeping in mind fashion and function, along with a few suggestions for where to strut them, even if it’s in your own backyard.

 

THE STRAW HAT

Perfect for gardening, the beach, the market, the pool scene, the boat scene, the “any” scene.  Crushable and packable add extra levels of want.

 

 

Silvi Packable Hat with UPF 45+

Silvi packable hat in sandbar UPF 45+
H. AUDREY
(615) 760-5701

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Wide brim black woven summer hat

Reinhard Plank Hats Sisal-straw hat in navy
MATCHES FASHION

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woven straw hat with multicolored strands

Tory Burch straw ribbon hat
TORY BURCH
(615) 383-0669

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Rose colored panama sttraw sun hat with white rope by Haven

Gladys Tamez Millinery 100% Panama straw hat with rope band
HAVEN
(615) 812-1433

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black and white checkered straw hat by Lele Sadoughi

Lele Sadoughi black & white straw checkered hat
e. ALLEN BOUTIQUE
(615) 915-2571

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wide-brimmed panama straw hat with white and brown colorblocking

Gladys Tamez Millinery wide-brimmed Panama straw hat with color-blocking
PARISH
(615) 928-7770

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THE DRESS-UP HAT

Perfect for race days (Steeplechase 2021!), luncheons, English weddings, and, well, anytime a fancy chapeau is required. While some are recommended for “standing-only,” others may be for perfect weather- no rain and no wind included here! But oh-so-stylish and fun. They can be large-brimmed, fascinators and those beautifully impractical “Just have to have it” styles.

Emerson Grace Open Weave Straw Hat with ribbon

Open-weave straw hat in natural
EMERSON GRACE
(615) 454-6407

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Christine A. Moore “Shana Rose” fascinator
GUS MAYER – Nashville
(615) 383-4771

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La capitana sun hat for summer in nashville available at moda operandi

Joanna Ortiz “La Capitana” sun hat
MODA OPERANDI

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THE BUCKET HAT

Perfect for anything right now! Goes great with any outfit- and functional too- makes for a great rain hat.

 

Tory Burch T Monogram bucket hat at Tory Burch

Tory Burch “T” monogram jacquard reversible bucket hat
TORY BURCH
(615) 383-0669

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Cute yellow and white summer sun hat

Ruslan Baginskly striped bucket hat
MATCHES FASHION

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Baby blue bucket hat from acne studios

Acne Studios “Heddie” tie-dyed cotton bucket hat
MODA OPERANDI

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Natural cotton packable hat

Hat Attack canvas packable hat in solid natural
GUS MAYER – Nashville
(615) 383-4771

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THE VISOR CAP

Backless styles for the pool, beach, lake, backyard hangout; for sunny days; and when you want to lay back and relax, reading books or the latest issue of the Nashville Edit.

Woven black banded visor

Janessa Leone natural straw visor with black leather trim
JANESSA LEONE

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Green Terrycloth visor by Lele Sadoughi

Lele Sadoughi green terrycloth visor
e. ALLEN BOUTIQUE
(615) 915-2571

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