How to wear: Hats & Fascinators

April 1, 2015

Today I am happy to be collaborating with Patricia (or Tea) of to bring you a “How 2 Wear” hats and fascinators. I love how Tea styled her fascinator hat with her laced pink top bringing out the lovely features of her face and beaming smile through the bright vibrant colors. I love how her look can be worn to church, Easter parties, bridal or baby showers or to tea parties. Go to Tea’s page here to see how she styled her fascinator hat.

With spring weather upon us I have become quite the hat wearing lady as I somehow gravitate toward hats in the springtime. With Easter weekend coming up I know I will definitely be wearing my hats to egg hunts, church and to other events; however today I wanted to  show you how to style a hat to create a Boho vibe using an aztec patterm printed maxi skirt, black top, pendant necklace and cognac ankle boots.







To give the feel for a traveling bohemian I went with a patterned maxi skirt and cognac ankle booties.  I am sure this look would have been equally as fun with flared harem pants, flared pants or even skinny jeans but I went with what I wore that day to church instead and just added the ankle boots and hat for a more relaxed look.







Some of you may be wondering not only how to create a similar look but also where to even wear a hat or outfit like this to stand out and make a statement. Here are some fun options: music festivals, countryside walks, carnival, etc. The options for styling this hat for a boho feel are limitless and so are the places you can wear it too.

If you wear hats, how do you like to style your hats?

Want to see how else I have styled a hat for spring time:


I tell ya I can’t get enough of them. Thanks for reading today, outfit details below and who I am linking up with.

Outfit details: Hat: borrowed from sister//Shirt: Charlotte Russe (old)//Skirt: Rue 21 (old)//Boots: Dansko (gift)//Leggings: Kohls//Necklace: Redeemed Jewelry boutique.

Linking up with: Shanna, What I wore, Trendy Wednesday, Melissa, Lisa, Molly, J, Carrie. Cassidy Lou.

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  • Tea April 1, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    So glad you joined me on this one! I love that hat on you and your whole boho vibe! Its great that we can come up with completely different posts on the same topic!

  • Becky @ bybmg April 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Super cute! I’m not much of a hat girl, but I think you styled them well!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I really need more hats in my wardrobe… I only have a couple of fedoras and sun hats… well, and baseball hats. I really want to get a floppy hat. I recognize that necklace you are wearing and my fave photo is the laid back one where you are playing with your hair and touching her hat! Great outfit!

  • weshopinheels April 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    You look amazing in hats! I love hats, they always give you a mysterious look. You look so pretty.
    We Shop in Heels

  • nancy @ adore to adorn April 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    fun! love hats!

  • Lisa Maynard April 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    You look beautiful. Love this outfit on you XO. Thank you for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @

  • Amy Arnold April 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    You look great in a hat. I love the collage at the end.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • grace April 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    What a fun collaboration! Hats are very important accessories in my wardrobe and I love wearing hats too. 😉 You look really cute! I love the smile when you holding the flowers.


  • Candace April 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I always have a hard time finding the right hat to wear, great collaboration! Hats are perfect for any season!
    Lovely Little Rants

  • blessherheartyall April 2, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Oh my gosh! I am such a hat girl! Get that sun off my face! I have never worn a facinator though. I usually go to a derby or two each spring and see a ton of fun facinators and now I want to try one out so badly!

  • Ada April 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I need a black hat like yours, either floppy or a Panama. Nice post Rachel. =)

  • Whitney 'Nic' James April 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Really cute, Rachel! I love hats too and can’t wait to wear them this season!


  • Sam April 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I love hats in the warmer months as a cute way to protect my face from the sun :). They always add such a fun touch to an outfit. That maxi is so cute on you – great pattern! Hats always look fab with maxis too IMO.