Wide-brimmed hatsand the right looks to accompany themare currently top of mind.
ALTHOUGH THERE’S NO DOUBT the ultra fashionable Pharrell Williams sparked the current fervor for hats with his ostentatious Vivienne Westwood number, our current fave take on the trend leans much more wearable. Breathable materials like cool cotton or sleek straw lend well to the urban inferno that is summer in St. Louis, while banded embellishments add just the right touch of formality. For a look worthy of a gentleman, we love a dapper hat with any summer suiting, but for casual gatherings, a crisp linen button-down makes us equally “happy”—we think Pharrell would approve.
Incorporating loads of color is truly the trend of summer. Choose an understated hat that’s both chic and simple for a well edited look.
PETER MILLAR JACKET and SHIRT, AGAVE DENIM JEANS, EYEBOBS GLASSES, PETER MILLAR HANDKERCHIEF, SMATHERS & BRANSON BELT, EYEGLASS CASE and FLASK, ROBERT TALBOTT TIE, MARCOLIANI MILANO SOCKS and ALDEN SHOES available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.692.2003. BLOCK HAT available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Checks and Balances
Blue reads as neutral in sublime icy tones. Pair it with almost anything and let sophisticated navyÛÓalong with this trendy topperÛÓplay anchor to your ensemble.
MICHAEL KORS SHORTS, SAND LINEN JACKET, SAND SHIRT, JACK SPADE WATCH, DEL TORO SHOES, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE SOCKS and BELT, JACK SPADE BAG, BLOCK HAT and CARRERA SUNGLASSES available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Photo credit: Attilio DAgostino