Here's Exactly How to Style a Floppy Sun Hat This Summer

Because nothing says summer quite like an oversized beach hat.
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Hey girls! After including a great sun hat in the first outfit of my Jack Rogers article, I was inspired to use a similar hat as my next Fabulous Find. During this hot season, hats like that aren't difficult to find. But what I love most is when I find a simple straw beach hat with a unique twist.

There are many ways a designer might give a hat its own unique twist. It can have colorful bows and ribbons or perhaps some fun tassels. But my personal favorite touch is when a hat has something written on it! Kate Spade does this with many of their clothing articles, including hats. But as college students, Kate Spade is often outside of our price range (except when they have their amazing sales). 

So for this week's Fabulous Find, I've found a hat that is both stunning and unique AND within our price range. Let's take a look!

Beach hat.

This cute hat is only $29 at Nordstrom! Although $29 isn't nothing to a student, it's also not bad for a high quality hat like this that you'll get plenty of use out of.

As I've mentioned in previous articles, hats are the definition of a win-win fashion item. First and foremost, they protect you from the sun. During the summer we all know that skincare is a top priority and while beach days are great, nobody wants sun damage. Hats, especially larger ones like this, do an excellent job at protecting your face. The second perk of hats are that they're simply gorgeous and add an extra touch to all your summer looks. 

So now that I've convinced you that you need this super cute hat, here are three ways to style a floppy sun hat this summer:

Blue and Coral Beach Babe

Blue top, sandals and sunglasses, coral shorts and straw bag and hat.

Products: Bag - Cathy's Concepts (Target), Top - American Eagle, Flip Flops - Tory Burch (Zappos), Hat - Nordstrom, Shorts - Charlotte Russe, Sunglasses - Furlux (Amazon)

This outfit is perfect for a casual day at the beach! To start, the shorts combine two details I love: They're high-waisted and scalloped. They're definitely a summer must! The top is also gorgeous: It's strapless (a big trend this summer) so you can easily wear a bikini or bathing suit under it while going to the beach! 

The beach tote is such a great piece. It's made of 100% natural jute and comes monogrammed. As someone who lives for preppy things, I love all things monogrammed, and I think the monogram adds the perfect personal and elegant touch to the tote.

Tropical Forest Beauty

Green and blue romper, sunglasses, bag, espadrilles and straw hat.

Products: Espadrilles - South Beach (ASOS), Romper - A'Gaci, Sunglasses - BCHZ (Amazon), Hat - Nordstrom, Bag - A New Day (Target)

This look is perfect for lunch out with friends! My favorite piece in this outfit has to be the romper. The print is absolutely stunning and I love the v-neck cut and ruffles. It defines elegance but is also incredibly playful and tropical! To continue with the tropical theme, I paired the romper with blue espadrilles that are accented with a pineapple. 

I have been really impressed with the bags from A New Day from Target. What I especially enjoy about this one is that it's both a wristlet and a crossbody bag! Not only is it a great price, but you can use it for a variety of occasions! 

Pink and Green Floral Garden

Maxi dress, straw hat, green heels, pink clutch, blush and perfume

Products: Hat - Nordstrom, Blush - elf, Heels - ASOS, Clutch - Debut (Debenhams), Perfume - Victoria's Secret, Dress - Lulu's

This outfit is perfect for an elegant early dinner or garden party. Upon glancing at this look, the piece that really stands out is the dress. It is drop dead gorgeous. Despite being a maxi dress, it's so light and airy and will ensure you stay cool throughout the day or evening. I adore the delicate floral print that is perfect for an event at anytime of day! 

I can't get enough of this clutch. I'm a big fan of bows, I think they're so feminine and look great with anything! The clutch is dainty and pairs perfectly with any summer or look. Not to mention it's on sale now for under $20 so it's a deal you'll for sure want to check out! 

What did you think about this week's fabulous find?

Do you like this hat? Are you a fan of Nordstrom? What kinds of hats are your favorite? What are your favorite summer trends? Start the convo below!

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