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Some cute summer hats


I like the idea of a fun summer hat: not only do they protect your skin (and hair color, if you dye it) but they also add a nice bit of drama to just about any outfit. This one from Cos is made of crocheted paper, and I like the orange hue.

This canvas striped hat is just so fun and summery.

Here’s one from Uniqlo that’s a seriously good buy.

This denim bucket hat has an exactly perfectly wide brim.

The piping on this classic bucket hat is a fun touch, and it also comes in pink and green.

Here’s a water-resistant number that’d be good for sudden downpours while hiking, or whatever you get to outdoors.

I like the checkerboard pattern here; it’s kind of cool and ska-ish.

This baseball cap-shaped straw hat would be a lot cooler—literally and figuratively—than a traditional baseball cap.

I like to wear my hair up in the summer, so I went for this visor, so it looks like I actually have hair.

This pink checked specimen is just damn cute.

This hat is packable, which is handy.

The chinstrap here is kind of a romantic (not to mention practical) touch.

The ultra-wide brim here really packs a punch.  Here’s one that is similar but cheaper, and comes in several good colors.

I am so excited about this week’s podcast episode


This adorable creature is Jennifer Romolini, serial boss and author of Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*kups, and Failures. We’re talking about work in this episode, and how to adjust our notions of what exactly success is, as well as how to remain relevant in the workplace after 40, impostor syndrome and so much more. It’s a really fun episode—Jennifer is one of my favorite people in the world, and so funny—so do listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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