Why You Should Be Wearing The Best Summer Hats All Summer Long


This season, my new obsession is a good straw hat. And when I’m obsessed with a certain piece, I tend to own a lot of them.

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Enter: The straw hat.

I got my first cool Panama hat in 2014 and my mom told me I looked like Pharrell. So I didn’t really wear hats too often after that. Then, I started wearing wool hats (see this post) and soon after became obsessed with boater hats in Spring/Summer 2016. I didn’t find the “perfect” boater hat until I found a random $29 one (sold out, but last seen here, and similar one here). I began wearing it non-stop and wanted to add more and more of the best summer hats to my collection. So I did just that. And I realized there are so many reasons why wearing a hat during the summer is so important.

They offer UV protection.

Now that I’m “older”, I’m trying not to forget about my skin and want to prevent aging at ALL costs. Unfortunately, I love the sun. I love being in the sun, I love being tan, and that’s definitely a problem. Oh and I also am prone to cold sores (THANKS MOM…), and tend to get them when I’m out in the sun. Recently, I’ve been making sure to put sunscreen on instead of tanning oils, UV protectant lip balm, and limiting my time in the sun. Who knew you can still get tan with sunscreen on?;) I’ve also been keeping in mind that the sun still beats down on me while I’m walking around. This is where my hat obsession comes in. Although you definitely should still be wearing sunscreen, a hat helps limit how much sun is hitting your face directly. If this doesn’t encourage you to jump on the hat trend, I don’t know what will!

They hide your dirty hair.

If we’re being honest, I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, so I can go a decent time without washing my hair and sticking with dry shampoo (I swear by this one). Even when I was younger, the doctor told my mom I didn’t have to wash my hair so frequently — it strips away the natural oils and we don’t want that! And on the days when dry shampoo just DOESN’T work, a hat does the trick. Usually when I’m flying, I stick to a baseball cap (can we talk about this one, I LOVE it), but when I’m looking to look somewhat put together, I reach for my straw hats!

They’re just a fashionable accessory.

And when you’re looking to add just a little more ooomph to your look, all you need to do is throw one of the best summer hats to make it complete. Personally, I love wearing hats with dresses (Side note: This dress is actually an off the shoulder dress, BUT it was unbelievably hot in Salem, so I decided to make it strapless. #versatility). But obviously they look great with a more casual look like denim and t-shirt. I also love that hats (particularly straw hats for summer) comes in all different shapes, patterns, sizes and colors. It just makes it more fun for your collection. When I got this black hat, I loved it so much that I ordered it in two other colors. Aggressive. I know.


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On a side note: I hope by now you noticed something a little bit different on Pink Champagne Problems. Yep! I did it! After a simple chat with a co-worker, a total face lift happened for the site. Here’s a little breakdown of what we’re workin’ with:

  • New, sophisticated logo
  • Single column layout when reading a full post
  • Sleek, minimal design and color palettes
  • Updated fonts

Overall, I’m feeling even MORE inspired and I love the direction of my new site – I hope you do too!


do it for the ‘gram

  • How many apple cider donuts is too many apple cider donuts? Asking for myself🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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Not gonna lie, when I went apple picking a few weeks ago, I may or may not have eaten 4😟 #supersexy Since I’m leaving for Vermont tomorrow, I’m getting ready to indulge in even more #basicbitch Fall activities — and I hope apple cider donuts are included😇
  • Sharing ALL the details about what I learned from a fun filled morning with @netaporter and @instagram — everything from engagement, your grid, and getting hacked — on The Champagne Edit! (PS: The algorithm isn’t working against you🙃) #thenetset #netaporter #instagram
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  • Today was an actual DREAM😍 I had the opportunity to go to @instagram headquarters with @netaporter and learn from badass women in the digital space: @garypeppergirl, @galagonzalez, and @evachen (#goals). I also treated myself to a massage (#heaven) and then doubled at @soulcycle🙌🏻 If today wasn’t a perfect day, I’m not sure what is😌🤷🏻‍♀️ #mylifeissohard #guccibelt #blazer #fallfashion #nycblogger #balenciaga #netaporter #thenetset // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • 8 classes down, 2 more till I hit my first goal of #SoulTogether 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 There’s honestly no better feeling than to be in a room with 65 other people (and @mantaszvinas because how could we forget about that guy🤷🏻‍♀️🙃) who are STRIVING for something. No, we don’t have all the same goals, same interests, or intentions. But we are all there for a reason, and that’s enough for me☠️💛 The @soulcycle community is such a special one...and something I’m beyond grateful for🙌🏻 . #soulgifted
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If you’re in New York, LET’S RIDE TOGETHER! Let me know if you’re in and we’ll set it up🚲🙌🏻
  • Getting ready for you, weekend😍 Oh, guess who’s getting a hair cut on Saturday💇🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 Should I just trim it or go a little shorter?! Let me know your thoughts...I’m torn!
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What’s your favorite way to hit the refresh button once Fall rolls around?!
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  • Feeling like a lady in my favorite @galmeetsglam dress in my favorite city in the world (and I’m just so damn lucky to call it home)🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also, Wednesday is ALMOST over! What’s getting you through the rest of the week?🤞🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Anyone else feel like they thrive in an all black look like this?🤷🏻‍♀️🙂 What’s your go-to Fall look?! #fall #falloutfit
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  • The shoes I won’t stop buying or wearing — NEW POST on The Champagne Edit👩🏻‍💻 I always get asked about my Gucci shoes, so I wrote an ENTIRE post about it...including how I got a few pairs at a steal of a price🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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