In honor of upcoming Derby season and my indiscriminate hat obsession, I’m sharing my favorite budget-friendly hats for this upcoming Triple Crown Season. A few things to keep in mind when choosing your hat:
- Weather: It can be unseasonably warm in May, so consider a fascinator or airy material like sinamay. Sinamy tends to hold its shape and so travels very well.
- Your Dress: Your hat does not need to match the dress and spring colors are mandatory. If you plan on wearing an obscenely large dramatic hat, I recommend buying the hat first then the dress.
- Cost: A well-made derby hat can be extremely costly, upwards of $500. Budget-friendly options can be found at places like Nordstroms, Amazon, and Etsy. If you are going for an elaborate custom made piece it may take up to 4 weeks so plan head.
A few of my favorites:
Fun and Flirty: Sinamay Derby Hat from Nordstrom
Darling but Daring: Asymmetrical Sinamay Derby Hat from Nordstrom
No Fuss: Wide Brim Hat by AwardDesign on Etsy
For the Sophisticated Lady: Ascot Wide Brim Hat by Irinav Sardareva Hats on Etsy
Obsessed with Drama: Coral Easter Hat by Makowsky Millinery on Etsy
Think Pink: Sinamay and Silk Wide Brim from The Original Tree on Etsy
Just Fascinating: Yellow Bees Disk Fascinator by Arturo Rios on Etsy
Kate Middleton Approved: Tea Party Hat by Queen Sugar Bee on Etsy
Fascinator Procrastinator: Fascinator Cocktail Hat from Amazon
Happy Derby season!