Friday, August 20, 2010

An Experiment with a Hat


Really, this outfit was all about the hat, for me. I'm not sure whether it reads a bit too "country girl" for my taste, but it was a good start at the challenge that is hat-wearing. I'm starting to really love hats...so pretty! So helpful for making an outfit feel considered and polished! This has led to me picking up over the last couple of years a handful of lovely things in thrift stores, at the Dollar-A-Pound, on Ebay. And yet, I find hats very hard for me to wear, if only for how much I feel they stand out (especially the vintage hats that I particularly like). A baseball cap would pass unnoticed, in this city, or a utilitarian winter hat, but a hat that is clearly being worn for the purpose of a sort of old-fashioned fashion? I feel quite visible. And what are the propriety rules for women and hats these days? Should you take your hat off indoors? Does the subway count as indoors?


Dress: H&M, thrifted. White skirt: Forever21. Sandals: Chinese Laundry, thriftd. Straw hat: thrifted. Earrings: Claire's.

Hope everyone has some lovely weekend plans!

4 comments:

Callipygian said...

According to Miss Manners, ladies' hats may be worn indoors except when obstructing view at the theater, while gentlemen's hats and caps are removed as a sign of respect. So I would think that your ladies' hats could remain on, while the baseball caps and masculine fedoras would be removed.

Kristin said...

I really need to wear hats more!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to say, you look absolutely lovely in your hat. It reminds me a bit of "Anne of Green Gables." Very classic and charming! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to say, you look absolutely lovely in your hat. It reminds me a bit of "Anne of Green Gables." Very classic and charming! :)

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