When planning my wardrobe for my trip to Mexico, I knew a hat was on the menu. I love the sun but my hair and skin can get really dry if I do not use sunscreen or a hair protectant. A hat would be a great solution and is fun for lounging on the beach while keeping the sun out of my eyes.
I remembered that Eugenia Kim released a fashionable wide brimmed straw hat with catchy phrases such as “ Currently Offline” and “ Always on Vacay”. I went searching online, found the hats but the price. Lets just say that it was not in the budget. But it was a hat I could DIY!
Before you get started, I would suggest you get all your materials together. The materials needed are listed below:
- Sequins on a string- 3 metres
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Straw hat with a wide brim
The most outstanding element of the orginal Eugenia Kim beach hat is the cursive letters. I thought it was possible to create the letters without cutting the string of sequins. WRONG. You may have to cut the string of sequins as needed to form the letters.
TIP: Pick a great contrasting colour to the colour of your hat. I would not suggest the same colour and your hat.
I made a hat as a surprise for my travel companion TK from StylesbyKnight. I made the same style hat for TK but using a forest green wide brim hat that I got from HM.
We were styling and profiling in Mexico with our Eugenia Kim inspired hats. They kept us cool and glam.
Do you take hats with you to sunny locations?