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Choosing accessories for your wedding ensemble

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Tags bridal, how to, style, wedding

With wedding season approaching, we'd like to take a moment to reach out to the beautiful brides and dapper grooms out there. A few thoughtfully chosen accessories can add visual impact and personality to your special day's outfit.  Here are some tips to help you compose the best outfit you'll ever wear ~ and likely, the most photographed! Take inspiration from some of your favorite everyday outfits. What do you feel most confident in? Decide what about those outfits take it to that extra step. A color that brings out your eyes? A favorite brooch from your grandmother? Look at the little things....


Dress it up, dress it down

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If you're looking to get more miles out of your favorite hat, or perhaps change up one that seems to be collecting dust, look no further. You can change the enitre look of a hat with simple trim changes and clever shaping. Whether you're looking to refresh last year's style, or you have a special occasion to attend, we love the art of transformation. Here are some alterations to get you inspired. .   .   . Switch up your personality with a flip of the brim and a new hat band to take you from jazz percussionist to crooner in the spotlight. Troy .  ...


Planning your Kentucky Derby Outfit

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Whether you're going to the Derby itself or going to a locally hosted party, it's time to start putting your look together! We suggest planning the look from the top down. It's much easier to find the right apparel once you've found the perfect hat.  .   .   . Men, embrace classic menswear, but go for lighter weight fabrics and add a splash of color. Consider consistent color hues, to keep from clashing. Both drivers and fedora styles are appropriate for the event. Seeley, Chance, and Troy' photo: @menswearstyle .   .   . Patrick, Kip, and Luke .   .   ....


In your Easter bonnet...

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Tags style, sunshine

Abundant cherry blossoms and blooming bulbs ~ Easter is around the corner! Time to embrace lighter fabrics, subtle florals, and straw hats. Here are a few suggestions to look positively put together this Easter Sunday. (or any Sunday...) .   .   .   Pair a straw boater with a shirtdress for a fresh look without feeling too summery. Frankie and Hazel boaters .   .   . Take a classic cloche and jazz it up with a vintage ribbon or fabric flower - there are plenty of embellishments to choose from here in the shop to coordinate with your Sunday best. Daphne and Claudette cloches...


How to style your hair when wearing a hat

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Tags how to, style

Whatever your hair type or length, there’s a way to make it work with any style of hat. The most important consideration when wearing a hat is to be sure it frames your face well, so your hair should follow suit. .   .   . A low bun or chignon is a chic solution for most hat styles, and allows your hat to take center stage. .   .   . Use a texturizing spray to add some body with minimal effort and to easily avoid dreaded ‘hat hair’. .   .   . Keep a fascinator from becoming...