Hats.  I love them.  Honestly  it took me years to discover that I could actually find ones that work on my face and head shape.  Now I'm hooked.  I love the easy breezy look they add to an outfit while also offering facial protection from harmful rays.  Eric Javits, whose fedora hat is shown above, is renown for his hats.  While they cost more money, they are constructed with such strong materials they hold their shape for years. If you live in a sunny climate, then investing in a good quality hat in a neutral color is a smart way to go.  I love the simple detail with the contrasting trim and the SPF 50 protection found in the fibers of this hat. 

A hat makes a strong statement so be mindful when you pull the rest of your outfit together. I loved pairing this monochromatic black look with the summery straw hat and open leather weave loafers.  A chic "city in the summer" look. 

Thanks so much for stopping by Of Beauty & Grace.  Hats off to you!


Shirt: Anthropologie "Elementary V-Neck" Pants: All Saints from Bloomindales in-store. Similar HERE. Shoes: Dolce Vita "Cealey". Hat: Eric Javits "Fedora in Mali Black." Bag: Marc Jacobs "Wellington". Lips: Nars "Heatwave." All photography by Rod Foster.