I’m super pumped to be partnering with Bic® Soleil ShineTM on a fun summer series we’ve put together: Poolside Cool! Naturally it would involve being poolside now that the warm weather means we’re all shaving for more than just when getting a pedicure, am I right?! We’re on a mission to keep your legs smooth, and your summertime swag even smoother.
First up is this cute DIY retro floral floppy hat that’s bound to make your time in the sun just that much brighter. Sure, I’m all about keeping the sun out of my eyes and creating personal shade so I can still see my smartphone screen in the midst of the glaring 2pm sun by the pool, but in reality I’m on the floppy hat train for the photo-op and the chance to conceal my bed head en route to the pool.
It’s inspired by the beloved retro swim cap…that you probably never wore, but always wanted (or was that just me?). These pretty little hats also come in handy when you do happen to get caught in a little rain shower while working on your summer glow. If a head full of colorful flowers doesn’t help you make your own sun, I don’t know what will!
You can add as many or as few flowers to your floppy hat as you’d like, but we decided we loved the simple covered dome look. To cover the dome of the hat, use a drop of hot glue on the back of each flower and place them onto the hat one by one, letting them overlap just a tiny bit each time.
Continue gluing them in place until the dome is completely covered. You can apply the same steps to any type of flowers you choose, like the flowers from leis, etc. Be sure to make sure you’re filling the spaces in between the flowers well so that the hat is completely covered from all angles. No one wants to have a bald spot in their retro floral hat!
These would also go realllllly well with a few poolside jams playing in the background, don’t you think? Can’t you just picture yourself there now? Drink in hand, wind in your hair, flowers
A big thank you to Bic® Soleil ShineTM for partnering with us on this Summer fun series!
Styling sources and location: photographed at On Point Custom Homes // chairs and table setting // colorful pillow // round beach towel // DIY planter // pineapple sipper// DIY fringe umbrella // donut and gold swan pools floats // hearts, pineapple, ice cream, and watermelon pool floats // photography by Jared Smith