ITEM OF THE DAY: FRANCES VALENTINE FRINGE STRAW HAT

In Item of the Day, What's New by Christine Galasso

It’s almost 100 degrees here in New York today and while we didn’t play hooky from work, we certainly had our beach day outfit picked out just in case we came down with a sudden “headache.”

The Fringe Straw Hat from Frances Valentine was the first thing we reached for. Its straw fabrication and embroidered details are just enough fun to make us forget about our deadlines, while its wide brim and fringe help us stay incognito while soaking up the sun.

The hat is a one-of-a-kind find from Kate and Andy’s latest travels to Morocco. Yes, the Kate and Andy here refer to the Spades, who developed the Frances Valentine label along with Paola Venturi back in 2016.

The Fringe Straw Hat retails for $48 at FrancesValentine.com.