Combine the Franklin Park Conservatory's annual Hat Day on May 5 and the Kentucky Derby the same weekend, and that makes May the official hat month.

Both events provide opportunities to make fashion statements. Hat rules vary, for both men and women, but they can be larger than life and are certainly the outfit focal point. If you're heading to either event, it might be wise to choose your hat before putting together the rest of your attire.

1. Floral Bouquet Fascinator Headband, $39

2. Glory Hats by Goorin ‘Killian' Fedora, $35

3. Feathered Sinamay Hat, $69

4. Sinamay Derby Hat, $79

5. Goorin Brothers Kris Fedora, $55

6. Bow Fascinator Headband, $39,

All from Nordstrom