Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Style: Fedoras for Fall

Fedoras for Fall

Our love of fedoras is no secret.  They’re cute, sassy and just plain fun!  And we’re not alone in our adoration: judging by the amount of press our beloved Jackie G and Sammy D sun hats have gotten recently, fedoras are on fire this year!

As we move into Fall, fedoras are coming along for the ride!  Fedoras are an ideal shape for Autumn; it’s quite structured, making it a perfect complement to Fall’s more tailored profiles.  Here are just a few of the wonderful fedoras in our collection of sun hats.  Some are old favorites, and some are brand new! 

Avanti is a newcomer to our fedora lineup.  The rich, plum color is just right for Fall, and the straw construction keeps it lightweight and comfortable.  A 3” brim offers great sun protection, and this hat is packable!  $37.50 by Physician Endorsed.

Sammy D is an old favorite, but look at its new color!  This natural/olive green color combo is spot on for Fall.  Those lively stripes are charming as ever, and the mellow color will meld with your Autumn fashions.  $35 by Physician Endorsed.

Savannah is an elegant, wide-brimmed fedora made of fine Toyo straw.  The 4.5” brim gives it a sophisticated air, and the classy ribbon trim utterly polishes it off.  $55 by Profile by Gottex.

Rich Pitch is another dear old friend of ours, and the Navy/Tweed and Black/Tweed color combos are just so right for this time of year.  The pairing of the tweed texture and the elegant ribbon trim is pure class.  For a polished Fall look, this fedora is a wonderful choice.  $40 by Physician Endorsed.

Estancia is ready for round-up!  This new addition is fun and versatile.  The memory wire in the brim lets you style the brim down, in a classic fedora shape, or up as western hat.  In tan or black, this western-style fedora will bring a fun cowboy flavor to your Fall.  $40 by Physician Endorsed.

Cypress is another recent arrival.  In warm browns and tans, this fedora will fit in perfectly with your Fall ensemble.  With 50+ UPF sun protection and a 3” brim, this will be a favorite.  $40 by Physician Endorsed.

So choose a fedora that fits your Fall style!  Not only will you be rocking a delightful trend, but you’ll also be giving yourself some great sun protection. 

See our complete fedora collection as well as our other sun hat styles at SolEscapes!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beach of the Week: Railay Beach, Thailand

We’re heading somewhere really exotic today: Railay Beach, Thailand.  You know a place is special when it’s accessible only by boat.  After taking a ride on a charming long tail boat, you’ll arrive at breathtaking Railay Beach.  Towering, limestone cliffs, covered in deep green vegetation surround you, broken by the deep blue-green water and white sand beach.  If you’re feeling adventurous, there are several cliff climbing and cave exploring opportunities.  If relaxing is your game, grab a patch of beach and enjoy the view.  When you need a break from that, watch the monkeys that play nearby, or search out some food, beverages and accommodations: all within arm’s reach.  Be sure to witness the glorious sunset … and if you’re lucky, the sunrise too. 

What’s your favorite exotic getaway?

From exotic getaways to backyard gardening, from tropical cruises to weekend soccer tournaments, SolEscapes has what you need to stay sun safe!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Style: Sun Hats and Pantone® Colors of Fall 2014

“Fall” and “Colors” are two words that go together.  We’re not even talking about the changing leaves of Fall (though those are gorgeous too), we’re talking about Pantone’s picks for 2014 Fall Colors.   Earlier this year, we were introduced to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s® Color of the Year.  Now Radiant Orchid is joined by 9 other inspiring hues.  

But these aren’t necessarily the expected earth tones of Autumn.  Says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s® executive director: “This is a season of untypical colors—more reflective of the imagination and ingenuity, which makes for an artful collection of colors and combinations not bound by the usual hues for fall” (source).

Imagination and ingenuity – what a fun approach to Fall!  Let’s explore the colors of Fall using our favorite accessory – the sun hat!

Starting it off on a warm earthy note is Cognac.  The (brand new!) Cypress fedora wears it well!

Moving on to feisty Aurora Red, it’s Alegra, another happy new addition to our sun hat lineup.

Ravishing Radiant Orchid has never looked better than on a perky Sammy D fedora.

Mauve Mist gives us a mellower purple as seen on charming Brixby.

Warming it all up is Misted Yellow featuring a gorgeous Gottex Audrey.

Aluminum gives us an easy neutral, though Southern Charm would argue that neutral definitely doesn’t mean dull!

Bright Cobalt has a Caribbean feel, and Sanibel, a fun newcomer, is certainly ready for an island holiday!

For a deep blue, look no further than Royal Blue.  For a luxurious visor, look no further than Boracay!

At home in the forest is Cypress.  Wouldn’t Sammy D, in this new green, be perfect for a forest jaunt?

Rounding out our party is Sangria, looking sparkly and ready for fun on Little Cayman (coming soon!).

What’s your favorite color of Fall?  How will you wear it?

Find these sun hats - and more - at SolEscapes!