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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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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...


How to choose your travel hat

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Tags sunshine, travel

Spring in Portland means (even more) rain. For those of us in need of a little sunshine, travel is the way to go. Packing the right hat for your getaway is key to looking stylish while protecting your beautiful face from those UV rays. .   .   . Which hat to take? Well, what are your plans? .   .   . Going to the beach with a book and no intention of moving? Go for glamour and shade with our Secretariat. Secretariat .   .   . Hiking out the toxins? Our Amelia will keep you covered without...