Save Face, Put a Hat On!

[Assorted images from our Advanced Style archive, Text: Maayan Zilberman]

One of the tips we always seek from our friends on Advanced Style is:

How do you stay feeling young and vibrant?

What’s the #1 answer, you might ask…

“Wear a hat, and protect your skin from direct sunlight.”

Well, the sun is out and summer is officially here, so it’s time to dig out your favorite hat or go hunting for a new (or thrifted & gifted one)…. The sun is stronger than ever and we have to protect our precious skin, no matter what our age.

Some of you (such as myself) don’t like to fuss with hat-hair, and avoid the hat look altogether. If you are one of these types, try a glamorous parasol or scarf like Old-Hollywood-Style Jenny.

Feel free to send us your inspired photos, and remember:
Just because your face is shaded by a hat, doesn’t mean you can stop wearing sunscreen.
Always wear sunscreen, and wear white… there’s a reason it’s considered a “summer color”.


*Since this post went up, some of you have asked about the women in the first photo. The beauty in stripes is the legendary Beatrix Ost…we were lucky to see her in Central Park and snapped her photo!

  • sandra

    aahhh this is great…these folks are workin it! and I know who that is in the red kimono….

    Everyone is lovely…

  • Fabulous selection of head gear!


  • LOVE THIS POST and good info, Maayan
    WEAR THAT HAT….try making a hat.
    Think of a HAT as a frame for your face!These are wonderful PICS

  • I adore that little sweetie in the orange hat! Am I correct that she has been photographed before wearing a hat she made herself with buttons on it? I believe she was a seamstress… She is adorable and I love her coat too♥

  • How I love hats. How I wish the rest of the world understood that. I feel like a lighthouse with one on, even though they DO suit me.

  • T.

    The woman with the orange hat looks so cute!

  • The ladies on the fisrt photo have taken my breath away. Wow!!!
    I always wear sunscreen, living in the south, close to Africa, you keep well away from the strong sun.
    Un abrazo amiga mía.

  • I JUST heard that there is an Autrailian motto
    Slip on a shirt to cover
    Slap on a hat
    Slop on sun screen

    I love it!!!!

  • Just when I thought I couldn't possibly love this blog MORE than I already do.

  • Fantastic and unique blog 🙂

    I love the photo of the woman holding the teal umbrella, so New York chic.

    Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying it! I found your blog on Karla's Closet's blogroll. <3


  • LOVE the lass with the green umbrella – so glamorous!

  • Carla

    WOW! Thanks for sharing this:

    How do you stay feeling young and vibrant?

    What's the #1 answer, you might ask…

    "Wear a hat, and protect your skin from direct sunlight."

    I always wear a hat here in Florida–but now I will be even more bold in wearing them everywhere! Hats are fabulous!

    Love your blog and the great advice from these ALIVE Women!


  • So happy I found Advanced Style Blog, it is incredible and one of my favourites already. The people here are so inspirational at any age. Great idea!

  • Tash

    the ladies are gorgeous

    especially on the first photo

  • i love this blog
    hope to be on it in 40 years

  • Ah! These accessories are great!! One of the bracelets reminded me of Persona's European charm bracelets ( I love designing my own refined jewelry. Also loving these hats!


  • Eva

    Also… hats remind everyone of your personal power.

    As Napoleon said:

    The world stands back for the boldly hatted.

  • This ladies are gorgeous beautiful lady. The woman with the orange hat looks so beautiful..