Hats save my life! Hats function as sun protection. Hats rescue me on bad hair days.

Hats and sunglasses substitute for hair and makeup any day of the week. Hats can be worn again and again again thank God and thank god for hats.

Sometimes the best fashion moments happen by surprise, like when I discovered these handmade couture hats by Esenshel on a shoot last Fall. Spring is here and the milliner Rodney Patterson did not disappoint with his new collection.

Original silhouettes, unisex styles and expert construction all made in Brooklyn by Harlem based hatter Rodney Patterson were like striking accessories gold.

In fact, I was so inspired I rushed to excavate every piece of gold clothing I could find from shoes to sunglasses to top off with an Esenshel hat to make my old summer wardrobe look rich again.

Crafted to last a lifetime, Esenshel summer haberdashery comes in natural black or white straw and ships directly to you from their website.

Here’s to looking hot and staying cool this summer.

xx Veronica

Story & styling x VeronicaWebb
Photos x CWXCreative
Makeup x Marc_Cornwall
Hair x AndreaWilson_Hair
Hats x @Esenshel
Top x NanetteLapore
Earrings x Moschino
Shades x SeeEyewear
Bag x Chanel
Clogs x MagubaStockholm