You’ll be underdressed without one. Philip Treacy has declared that the fascinator is dead, but tradition dies hard in the South. Rising temps below the Mason-Dixon line ensure that hats will always be in fashion. Straw hats with flowers or embellishments on a wide brim are always a safe bet. While Southern belles are known for perfectly-in-place coifs, a hat negates the hours (and pounds of hairspray) you might have to spend to achieve that.