Styling a J. Crew Panama Hat

photography by  christina shields

photography by christina shields

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Joie Tank (similar here) / Current Elliot Jeans / Stuart Weitzman Shoes / J. Crew Hat / Nicholas Necklace (similar here) / Bauble Bar Ring / Michael Kors Watch 

Hello City Luxers,

I never used to be a hat person until I got into my late twenties and started caring about protecting my face from the sun.  When I first started wearing hats it was usually just the first baseball cap I could find while I was laying out by the beach or pool.  It wasn't until recently that I started to wear hats for both function and fashion.  I think that a hat can transform a look if worn correctly.  My favorite styles are fedoras and Panama hats.  Today I am wearing the perfect summer Panama hat from J. Crew.  I love this hat because it is lightweight but also big enough to cover my face.  I think it gives this outfit a cool spin that it wouldn't have without it.  One tip I have for wearing hats it to make sure that it works with your outfit AND the weather.  For example, a felt fedora is better suited for a bohemian fall look vs. a beach day with friends.  To get my look above, click the links or shop the gallery below!