A couple of years ago I playfully tried on a floppy straw hat at J. Crew. Surprisingly, I thought it looked quite fetching and began lusting after it. For something I knew I would wear so seldom, I couldn’t rationalize spending much money on it. While at Forever 21, I stumbled across a nearly identical simple sun hat for an obscenely reasonable price. To this day I think I’ve only worn it once, but I have no buyer’s remorse.
1. Forever 21 Tasseled Straw Sun Hat ($14.80)
2. Gap Border Stripe Floppy Hat ($29.95; on sale for $20.99!)
3. Banana Republic Colorblock Sun Hat ($49.50)
4. Club Monaco Hat Attack Floppy Hat ($89.50)
5. Banana Republic Grosgrain Sun Hat ($49.50)