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Your Perfect Summer Accessory: The Boater Straw Hat

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The neutral tone and breathable material of our Desmona straw hat can be taken just about anywhere the sun shines. It’s a hat that begs to be taken on your long awaited beach vacation, on a tour of Tuscany’s finest wineries, or your barefoot travels across Southeast Asia (we see you, Bali). Realistically, a seaside escape and a straw hat is like pairing cheese with wine, you can’t have one without the other. There are countless ways you can rock our favorite straw hat-- it doesn’t just end where the sand meets the water. It’s lightweight material can be carried in your purse, your luggage, or better yet, on your head for all to see, admire, and ask “Where in the world did you get that hat?” I don’t know about you but whenever I’m wearing a hat I get questions or comments on said hat. There’s just something about this particular accessory that grabs people’s attention. And a little attention never hurts.

It’s no secret that straw hats aren’t a new invention (hi Brigitte Bardot, Judith Wood, and Chanel’s runway show of 1976 to name a few) but how did this summertime staple become such a street style must-have? There’s no proof of when and where the straw hat originated, but it has been said that those around Europe and Asia wore them, dating the straw hat back to as early as the 15th century, as a solution to the hot summer months. And we think we’ve put a modern spin on the straw hat for our Y generation girls. An elevated approach to the original straw hat, pre-air conditioning. It’s the trendiest SPF you’ll ever wear (even still, please do wear sunscreen), and the lightweight material won’t bog you down when you’re running errands or taking a beach stroll.

Desmona’s appeal is all in the details. Natural seagrass makes up its woven structure to help maximize ventilation, so you can do what you do best: sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. That’s not to say that you can’t take Desmona inside. No one said that a straw hat doesn’t belong indoors too…
You can take her to the desert or to the coffee shop; wear her with casual attire, elevated attire, or just your favorite swimsuit; she’s adaptable so she’ll fit right in either way.

We like to style the Desmona with a floral bikini or some of our favorite summer whites and a pair of chunky wedges. So go ahead, take Desmona for a spin. We think you’ll like her. And your girlfriends, too. But tell them to get their own.

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