Let's be frank: Not everyone is a fan of beach hats, especially wide brimmed ones. Most of us simply like to use our sunnies as the only source of UV protection on the beach. And besides, hats require commitment. But have you ever considered that such beach hats can be used for occasions other than sunbathing and taking photos by the shore? Well, Laureen Uy recently made a case for that by wearing a wide brimmed sunhat during her trip to Dubai. And, it's the exact one that her sister Liz Uy wore to her trip to Boracay during the holidays.
Lamb Leather Accessories Hat, $130 (approximately P6643), GANNI, ganni.com
The hat is from Danish brand Ganni, and it's actually an "oversized bucket hat" made of lamb leather. It retails at $130 (approximately P6643). It's the hat's patent finish that makes it wearable even for everyday urban outings.
Check out how they respectively styled the piece below:
When one travels to a sunny destination, one usually thinks of curating breezy outfits comprised of daydresses and sandals. Well, we love how Laureen did the exact opposite by channeling her personal streetwear style. She matched a moody, marsala-colored Tibi dress with combat boots, but added a little fun by way of her Prada Net Bag. The hat's black color totally complemented her outfit's gritty yet sun-proof touch.
As for Liz, she amplified the edgy vibe of her animal print daydress by topping it off with the exact same hat. We love how she incorporated beach elements through her cute Aranaz bag featuring a crab motif. She also matched it to her black one-piece swimsuit as seen below.
Although Liz and Laureen both have very different personal styles, they were able to wear the hat in their own unique ways—proof that a simple black sunhat is more versatile than you think. So, the next time you disregard any kind of beachwear accessory, you might want to rethink its use and fashion it for your next adventure, wherever it may be.