I love a good hat. Great for a bad hair day, good hair day, feeling cool day, hiding away from the world day, roots need doing day, haven’t washed my hair hair day and everything in between.
My love affair with hats started when I was young, and would go shopping with my Mom. We’d head to C&A (remember them?) for our summer holiday wardrobes, and we’d look at all the fancy wedding hats – mostly big satellite dish affairs with feathers and net in the 80s – and sometimes Mom would let me try some on when there were no assistants around to glare at us, knowing damn well that a 10 year old girl wasn’t going to be buying the peach taffeta and lace number.
I always said I would have a collection of hats when I got older.
We’re off to a festival later today and tomorrow, and I wanted to wear my new straw cowboy hat, which was a steal from Peacocks at just £8 (the floral band’s a bit naff, I need to take it off and replace it). But it doesn’t look much like festival cowboy hat weather outside, which is a shame.
My current favourites are fedora style. I bought this grey felt one from Peacocks a couple of months back; not particularly summery but I did wear it at Download as the weather was pants, and it did me proud (£8).
So I then bought the same style in beige (Peacocks, £8)
My black one got dropped in the mud at Download, but a dusting down with a make up wipe got it back in service! (£8, Primark last year).
This burgundy one is slightly floppier (oo-er!) but I like the contrasting band. I might stick a jaunty feather in it (H&M, last year, can’t remember the price). Pang for longer hair.
Bowler hats were my thing a couple of years ago.
Trilbies are very easy to wear – I have a few! Can’t remember purchase details on these though; it’s been ages since I bought them.
Black spotted band
A pimped up leopard print number (never worn outside of our home!)
Straw striped trilby (H&M, ages old)
And 2 more acquisitions of the straw variety this summer.
On the left, £10 from Download (for when I got caught in the rain, I know, even the stall holder looked at me like I was demented buying something that would likely disintegrate on my head to protect from the downpour), and on the right, brown straw trilby, £8 from Matalan’s men section.
And then there are the 70s floppy hats – black, Birmingham market last Christmas (£8) and beige, Boohoo, £10 (I think)
I’d love to get to grips with them more but always feel a bit too OTT/look at me.
You can tell that by how I teamed the black one with an animal print fur coat!
Are you a headwear person?