Perhaps you've seen the recent Target commercial where a woman is shopping in their hat section, tries on an adorable hat and her inner monologue says "Do I wear hats?" She then imagines herself in an apple orchard partaking in "hat type things." I love this commercial so much (not that I watch a ton of commercials anyway) because that's exactly how I feel about hats. I love them and usually look pretty good in them (with the exception of the fedora, but that's too trendy for me right now anyway), but often wonder where I would ever wear them. It's a little ridiculous, but I sometimes think people will just look at me funny if I'm sporting a hat other than one of the many wool hats I have to keep me warm in the winter. I guess people aren't wearing enough hats.
While growing up, I watched a lot of classic TV from the 60's and 70's, and, feminist implications aside, loved the fashions of those times. Even now, watching Mad Men (I'm a little late to that party, but yes ladies of IPF, I finally got into it) I long for a time where women would get dressed to the nines. From watching Mary Tyler Moore's iconic beret toss as a kid, to Trudy Campbell's over the top derby hat, and Peggy Olsen's adorable (albeit a little too reminiscent of the hat I wore for my First Communion and several subsequent Easters) white hat in last week's episode of Mad Men, I've wished I could be the kind of woman who could pull off hats. So, what the hell, I'm going to be a hat person.
This is a lot to say that I have a new hat that I've been itching to wear for a while. It's a nice, thick black felt with some great feather detail on the side. I think it will be great for fall, although perhaps better with skirts/dresses than pant ensembles.
What do you wish you could wear, but aren't sure you can pull off? Am I crazy to think dressier hats look a little out of place?
Sweater: The Limited
Pants: The Limited
Necklace: New York & Company
Bracelet: Macy's (2005)