Making up for the dreary spring-term weather, it has been absolutely gorgeous here in Eugene lately. Although a couple of days reached record temperatures (and forced me to seek out any air-conditioned spaces I could find), it was a positive transition from wind and raindrops.

Regardless of temperature, I've noticed a consistent appearance of one style element on campus for the past few months. The fedora has been extremely popular this spring and summer, and for good reason. As an extremely versatile piece, you can literally incorporate it into almost any look, dressy or casual, on the beach or on the town.

This Fashionista topped off her look with a woven fedora (similar to this one by Free People) to take her simple black dress from sleek to chic. Paired with wedges, it results in a perfect outfit for any outdoor get together or lunch with friends.

Hint: For a more casual look, pair your favorite fedora with jean shorts, an oversized tee and strappy sandals like these from Spiegel  You can even sport your fedora on the beach or by the pool to block out rays stylishly. For a dressier vibe, try a black fedora with a blazer and your favorite black skinny jeans (seen on Katy Perry here) and accent with a bold, red lip.

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