After I experienced the Royal Wedding in all it’s glory {and, yes, I stayed up til 6am to take in the whole magnificent event}, I found that I couldn’t get enough of the wacky, wonderful, elegant, and statement making hats available in the world… my personal favorite is the fascinator, but as the Royal Wedding only happens once every thirty or so years, I likely won’t have many reasons to wear such fabulous headgear… kidding, kidding… luckily we Americans have a tradition of our own: The Kentucky Derby.  Which happens to be this weekend.  And my hat obsession lives on.

1. Brenda Lyn Montauk Sunhat $185
2. Barneys New York Virginia Cloche $195
3. Misaharada Valeska $195
4. Kangol ‘Player’ Fedora $55
5. Nordstrom ‘Side Bow – Large’ Floppy Straw Hat $48
6. Plaza Suite Pave Downbrim $154
7. Scala Flower Headband $72
8. Sur La Tete Leopard Pillbox $30
9. Eveline Butterfly Pillbox by Arturo Rios $118
10. Jeanne Simmons Veil Cocktail Hat $34
11. Cassel Goorin Belladonna Cloche $290
12. Kangol Y Cable Cloche $60
13. Hot Pink Kentucky Derby Fascinator Hat $80
14. Black Kentucky Derby Fascinator Hat $85