Up until recently I was hesitant to wear something so bold and I used to shy away from floppy hats in a big way. Not long ago, I jokingly plopped one on while shopping with my boyfriend and, much to my surprise, he loved it! And, even more to my surprise, he was totally serious! I walked over to a mirror expecting to dislike what I saw and found myself loving the look. I was sold (and wore it home)!

The hat has since become my go to for errands on sunny days (it’s amazing to not have to take sunglasses on and off when popping into stores), for beach weekends, and for afternoon walks with my dog.

My favorite part? It’s a stylish way to also stay sun-safe. For more fashion inspiration, head on over to my blog, The College Prepster!

Round Up: The College Prepster | Striped Floppy Hat: Target | Patterned Straw Hat: J Crew | Natural Floppy Hat: Nordstrom | Classic Straw Hat: J Crew | Border Stripe Hat: Gap | Floppy Sun Hat: Old Navy | Packable Brim Sun Hat: Tucker Nuck | Grosgrain Sun Hat: Banana Republic | Light Floppy Hat: Nordstrom | Classic Striped Floppy Hat: Sole Society