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Wear Big Hats This Summer—Without Looking Like The Queen Mum

Big hats are often placed in the little-old-British-lady-at-a-garden-party category. Not anymore! They are the chicest chapeau to wear if you want to look properly polished while making a serious style statement. If you are bold enough to wear one, that is. Be warned—these wide-brimmed, bright-colored and flowered-covered numbers are not for wallflowers. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:

First, big hats with wide brims are a great way to enforce a personal bubble. Just make sure you don’t accidentally knock someone over every time you turn around. Second, keep the rest of your look simple. Think solid colors dresses with classic lines and a subtly detailed clutch. Fabulous hats are a whole lot o’ look on their own. Pairing a hat with a clean and fresh outfit is an easy way to be fashion forward rather than costume-y. Last but not least, wear it as if you just made it big at the Kentucky Derby. You will certainly look like you did!

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