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10 DIY Tutorials to Make the Perfect Summer Hat

Sunglasses and straw totes don’t deserve all the attention when it comes to standout summer accessories. No, sandals, we’re not talking about you. Toe rings, definitely not you either. Summer hats — this one’s for you. Crown your warm weather wardrobe this season with a fab accessory that will leave your maxi dress in the shadows. In a good way. Perfect for all those warm weather parties and getaways you’ll be taking off to, these 10 fun hats are versatile enough to wear to any summer shindig. And the best part is you can make them all yourself! We’ll take our hats off (we had to… ;) to that!


1. Polka Dot Hat: Turn your traditional floppy hat into a classy number! With a foam pouncer and the color of your choice, you’ll be making a statement in no time. (via Sugar + Cloth)

2. Embroidered Fedora: Give your fedora a personal touch with some stitching! Choose your design and have at it. Sewing experience not required. (via Hi Sugarplum!)

3. Pom Hat: Add some flare to your straw hat! A simple strand of pom poms or fringe will totally revamp that big accessory that’s been collecting dust in your closet. (via Stephanie Sterjovski)

4. Party Hat: Be the life of the party with this colorful look! Your Instagram feed will never know what hit it! (via A Subtle Revelry)

5. Gold-Trimmed Hat: Brighten up your weekend with this gold-trimmed sun hat! All you need to achieve this gilded look is painter’s tape, foil and gold spray paint. (via While Camden Sleeps)

6. Bedazzled Cap: Turn your plain Jane baseball cap into a serious fashion statement with some super glue and gems of your choice. (via Refinery29)

7. Ombre Hat: Dye your sun hat for an easy ombre look! This tutorial will transform your one-in-a-million monotone hat into a summery one-of-a-kind! (via Go Make Me)

8. Sprinkles Hat: Add some flavor to your wardrobe with sprinkles! This happy donut-inspired hat will leave you feeling upbeat (and maybe a little hungry) all day! (via Studio DIY)

9. Flower Cap: Bring something extra to the table with this look. Your favorite fabric will be the new star of your go-to trucker hat. (via See Kate Sew)

10. Striped Summer Hat: Add some stripes to your life. This tutorial is easy and totally customizable to your favorite stripe color combo! (via What I Wore)

Are you a summer hat lover? Which of these looks will you try next? Tell us in the comments below!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)