Sometimes, the best places to see are in our own backyard. I grew up so close to our nation’s capital, yet there’s so much of it I have yet to see! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people come to visit and, I’m sure, many have seen more of DC than I have. Now, I’ve made exploring my own city a top priority and it’s really paid off. Enter, this beautiful “secret” garden!
Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate surrounded by a beautiful garden in the heart of Georgetown. The garden’s landscape architect said she was inspired by her travels in Europe and, more specifically, Italian Renaissance gardens. I can tell you from experience, as soon as you walk through the gates at Dumbarton Oaks, you’re instantly transported to another place – No passport needed!
Just like the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, I frequently use style and, more specifically, accessorizing to “travel” to another place or time. A straw fedora or panama hat, like this one by Brixton, is perfect for both traveling the world or exploring your own backyard. No matter where you are, it adds a luxe and summery flare to your look, like you just stepped off a boat in the South of France.
I really love Urban Outfitter’s selection of Brixton hats for this spring and summer, so I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for you to shop from below. Here, I’m wearing Brixton’s Hampton Colorblock Straw Pananma Hat. It’s currently on sale and is also available in a beautiful burgundy color. Be sure to check out another one of my outfit posts featuring Brixton hats here, where you can learn more about the brand and read why I love them so much! Spoiler alert: It’s because they’re so chic and so affordable!