A new hat purchase is much like the buy of a new tube of pretty lipstick. It’s an accessory that provides an instant feel good, pick me up. I have talked with many women who say they just don’t feel stylistically comfortable in a hat. It’s all about confidence. Take a deep breath and go for it. There is still time to squeeze in and wear versions constructed of straw, like these beauties from Janessa Leone and House of Lafayette. For cooler months ahead go for heavier, substantial styles crafted in wool, felt and fur. Maison MichelLola Hats, Albertus Swanepoel, Saint Laurent, Yosuzi, Maison Michel, Janessa Leone, Lanvin. Don’t be hesitant to try an unexpected color or new-to-you shape. Lola Hats, Jennifer Ouellette, BrixtonIsabel Marant. This season, elevate your attitude and personal style with a new hat. –SoS

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