When my hair becomes an unruly mess during high humidity, I turn to my hat collection.
The packable hat above by Betmar (here) is my all-time favorite. I have it in several colors. I wear them hiking, working in my shade garden, walking in the neighborhood, and after riding the convertible. It has a tiny ribbon on the inside to adjust the fit.
The view above includes Green Mountain, NC, where I was born and lived on a working farm until I was eight years old. In my heart, I will always be that little girl riding bareback on my aunt’s pony and roaming the ridges looking for wildflowers with my dog.
I’m wearing Levi’s here and this hooded jacket. My hiking boots are a couple of years old. A similar pair is here. Purchases from links in my posts may generate a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.
My beautiful friend, Dina Gyorkei, and I had so much fun hiking at Roan Mountain State Park on Wednesday. The day was windy with temps in the forties, but we thoroughly enjoyed the sunny little breaks along the way.
All of the hats in my collection are almost masculine in design. None have embellishments more than a simple band, and they are all in neutral colors. (Hat above here)
I always wear hats on the top of my head and low on the forehead, never on the back of my head. The perfect style for my roundish face has a higher crown and at least a three-inch wide brim.
Wearing a hat is a bold statement, so I keep everything else in my look subdued and classic. I may wear a great pair of sunglasses and a tiny pair of studs to cover the ear piercings but no other accessories above the shoulders. Necklines should always be low and open.