One summer essential is undoubtedly a stylish hat. Not only are they super fashionable, but they provide protection from the sun and keep you cool on a hot day.
Gearing up for a variety of travel this summer, I felt like it was time to invest in a new hat…or two.
I have always enjoyed a summer fedora, but have also been smitten by the super trendy panama hat this season. Decisions…decisions…
I found both options at J.Crew Factory. Originally, I purchased both (online) to see which I preferred, but…after an awesome sale and utilizing my J.Crew rewards, I ended up getting both for less than the cost of one (normally)!
For the value (and because I couldn’t make up my mind), I kept both. They each ‘say’ something different and have a unique vibe about them. I am sure both will receive love this summer.
So what is the difference between a fedora and panama hat?
Fedora hats are characterized by a sweeping crown, pinched at the front, and often have a mid-size brim that can be snapped up in the back and that dips slightly over the eyes in front.
The Panama Hat is similar, but is rounder and taller. Panama hats were popularized in the early 20th century, most notably when President Theodore Roosevelt wore one during a trip to the Panama Canal.
Both are classics and can enhance your summer wardrobe – fashion and function! It doesn’t get better than that!