I have a sick fetish for hats, like one that Dr. Phil would probably dedicate an entire episode to and scold me about not accepting responsibility for my addiction. The funny thing is that while I love to don a topper my abnormally large head isn’t alway so cooperative. Despite my vast carninum I’ve managed to amass quite the collection of hats and since my routine as of late has been to don headgear while blogging, tweeting, reality tv’ing (wearing multiple hats, get it?) I figure why not dedicate a post to (*Michael Buffer voice*) THE MANY HATS of STYLISH THOUGHT!
Hats are our Friends
Million, millionare, a milli (young money baby), milliner. Only good things can come from such a prefix. I won’t bore you with a history lesson on millinery (but this website can; inform you, not bore you) because if you’re already a convert to the Church of Chapeaus than I’d be preaching to the converted. Beside the usual rhetoric on hats and their magic powers over bad hair days, headgear adds a truly unique flair to the wearer and it’s an accessory (akin to shoes) that doesn’t make you look fat, feel bloated or require extensive tailoring (unless you’re getting a custom job).
6 Hats Every Hair-brained Hat-Nista Should Own
- A Beret: if the French put their stamp on it, then it’s a no-brainer. You may not look French but you’ll feel like you’re in a French film
- Fedora: Indiana Jones may have tainted the fedora, but the Blues Brothers made them eternally cool. Blues Brothers>Indiana Jones
- Turban: They’re trendy but many a fabulous woman donned turbans; Diana Vreeland, Kate Moss, the Girl in the Pearl Earring.
- Straw Hat: Cause you’ll look pretty foolish in a wool floppy hat on the beach, unless of course you’re going for irony and if so carry on
- Faux Fur Hat: Something about a fur hat is very Boris & Natasha. Add a red lip and voila’ instant chic
- Quirky Headpiece: Some days you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. And on the days you do, a quirky flying saucer headpiece is really the only thing to even you out.
Aside: For us big headed broads, men’s hats are a gold mine. I peruse the men’s hat sections of dept stores and always find well fitting lids. And I’m not ashamed.
Headmistress of Headgear
The late Isabella Blow is the only person that comes to mind that understood (and wielded) the power of a hat. While technically her headgear was more art installation than functional accessory, she was never overshadowed by her Philip Treacy confections. They added to her mysterious allure and over the top panache.
And now an Homage to ReRun (the King of the Red Beret)