These. Dang. Postpartum. Hairs. The drive me crazy every day! They are sprouty and fluffy and have a mind of their own—I literally have considered cutting my bangs again after growing them out for the past year just to hide these silly little hairs.
Immensely frustrated and desperate, I started trying on hats at every shop I went to. While I liked a lot of them, I felt a little awkward in them. Hats change your appearance so much sometimes. Baseball caps can feel really sloppy if not styled right. And wide brim hats feel a little bit like, look at me!
Despite my unsure feelings, I started to notice other women wearing hats out and about and wishing I could be like them. And then I realized…I totally can! So I have decided to become a hat person. These are the three main ones in my rotation right now, but I’m planning to add more as I get more and more used to wearing them. I think they’re ultimately the easiest solution to hide wild baby hairs and bad hair days, and they also are a fun accessory to up the chic factor of even the most boring mom outfits. (Swing dress + hat + sandals = instantly comfortable, practical and stylish, right?)
1. Madewell Mesa Hat // I stalked this hat at the store for weeks debating whether or not to buy it and I’m so glad I did! I wear it all the time and love that it also provides a good dose of added sun protection during these hot summer days. See one of the many ways I’ve styled it here.
2. Madewell Quilted Cotton Baseball Hat // For more casual days, I love a good baseball cap. But almost all of mine have been used for running, so I added this one to my collection strictly for non-athletic purposes. The quilted detail keeps it feeling fresh and stylish and it adds a sporty touch to everyday clothing. This is my favorite way to wear it lately.
3. Ecote Tie-Back Wide Brim Hat // This is my most recent addition to my hat collection and I got it specifically with fall in mind. The dark color and wool material are perfect for chillier days ahead and will pair well with cozier looks. Though admittedly I might need to return it because as gorgeous as it is, it’s a smidgen too big for my tiny head. Nonetheless, if I do so I’ll be replacing it with something identical with a more snug fit. You can see it on my head (in the store, ha!) here.
Now that I have several hats in my possession, I’m thinking about hanging up some nails to display them as art when I’m not wearing them—like this. Isn’t that a good idea?
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Image via Madewell