Would You Wear... a Boater Hat?

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Topshop Boater Hat and Oscar de la Renta Boater Hat


Topshop and Oscar de la Renta doing the boater hat trend. Credit: 1, 2

I'm going to tell you a secret: I love the boater hat trend. It may seem cheesy, costume-y, or too retro to others; but I cannot get enough of it. Whenever I see a boater hat walking around campus, I get an rush of excitement and want to invest in one myself.

While this trend may be ultra-hot right now, this hat has truly passed the test of time. Boaters have gone from being Gondolier's hats to Fred Astaire's signature piece in popular 1940s-50s films, to now being seen on hip kids all over the globe.

The boater is the perfect spring and summer accessory. Even if you're hundreds of miles from a beach, the boater can't help but remind one of a sailing adventure. Thrown on with a cute dress as seen in the street style looks below, how can anyone not dig this style?

Boater hat street style looks


Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3

What do you think about boater hats?

Leave a comment and let's talk about it! Do you have a boater? If so, how do you wear it? Is this a piece you see sticking around for a long time?