Friday, July 22, 2005
Fashion Forward: Hats
Sunglasses help protect against the sun, but there's another accessory that "tops" the summer must have list -- a hat. Shireen Sandoval shows us the latest in headwear in tonight's Fashion Forward.
WSVN--Hillary Duff and Uma Thurman wear one with a wide brim. Penelope Cruz sports a leather look. Hats are one of summer's must have accessories, but you don't have to be a celebrity to wear one.
Elissa Margulies: "Everyone looks good in a hat, you just have to find the right shape.
At the Ritz Carlton on Key Biscayne, hats are flying off the shelves. Among the best sellers, Physician Endorsed headwear, designed by Elissa Margulies.
Elissa Margulies: "I always loved hats, even as a teen I loved hats and just started designing and the business grew from there."
Like the company name, the hats are endorsed by a Medical Advisory Board, have UPF sun protection, and even come with sunscreen. They're not only functional but fashionable.
Elissa Margulies: "A lady is always appropriate in a hat. Indoors, outdoors, at the beach, by the pool, walking your dog, playing golf, and tennis. It's always important to wear a hat."
Elissa's hats are fun and have funky names, like the "diva". Flip for the "San Tropez", which is reversible. Or stop and smell the roses in the "Barcelona". It's all about choosing the right style.
Elissa Margulies: "You just have to try them on. Some women, long thin face, big brim looks great. A rounder face or heart shaped face can wear a medium size or a little tiny brim."
"The Cat in the Hat" would love the selection at Neiman Marcus at the Village of Merrick Park.
Jennifer Diliz from Neiman Marcus: "They definitely are fashion forward, it's the hottest thing for the summer."
Pair a wide brim straw hat with a little black dress. Or dress up your jeans with an urban beret. From the polo fields to the beach, you can wear a hat to just about any occasion.
Jennifer Diliz: "You can go hang out with your friends and wear a cute hat, go to the mall, go to the beach, go at night, you can even go to the club wearing a fabulous hat."
And this season, hats are made of all kinds of materials...From calf skin to metallic lined, to this summer's most popular look, printed canvas.
Jennifer Diliz: "Anybody can wear a hat, it just depends on how you accessorize the outfit that you're wearing and again it completes the outfit, it doesn't compete with it."
The one thing about a hat is you'll definitely turn heads, so wear it with confidence.
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