For most of us, July and August are the dog days of summer. I am jealous of you right now, Australians! And we in the summer zone look for ways to make our outfits 1) safer in the sun, and 2) beachy-chic. One way to achieve our goals is with airy summer hats and beach-y bags.
As per always, the women of Visible Monday are on it, giving us real-life examples of summer hats and bags that work. I confess myself to using a leather Coach bag, either black or brown, year-round, but that’s just because I am lazy; do not follow my example. Instead, get inspired by these fab over-40 women:
Classic hat shapes. Tamera of Tamera Beardsley sports an oversized and striking straw hat (similar), one of her favorites by Frank Olive designs. She looks cool and refined, and her armful of roses and lilies are completely gorgeous accessories.
Vintage and re-styled. Anna of Looking Fabulous At 50 looks wonderful in dots of all sizes. Her navy and white vintage bag (kinda similar) belonged to her late mother-in-law. Anna updated the bag with a new strap. Navy and white say “summer.”
A stand-out straw bag. Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style looks pretty darn happy in a summer-y dress and denim jacket. The groovy bag is from Disenyo, a Dutch brand. I think this is it. Loving the unexpected straw design!
A great hat and bag, together. Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell is fresh in a denim shift and fedora style straw hat from Eric Javits. The excellent straw bag is vintage Kate Spade (similar), and thrifted. Nice find.
Another fabulous two-fer. Natalia of In The Writer’s Closet looks sunny in a cotton dress and wedge sandals. The little wicker “trunk” (similar) can be used for picnics, Natalie says, and she found it at Goodwill. The hat (similar) is Old Navy from a previous season.
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