But, contrary to what the classic 90s movie 'Clueless' would have us believe, it is not easy to pull off a hat in real life.
So I put my skirt on with opaques, a jumper, some big-ass boots - and my felt bowler hat. And I felt pretty gosh darn adorable, I must say!
When I walked downstairs, husband looked confused. Not quite stinky face, just that look that seems to say, 'Very funny. Now what are you actually wearing?'
But I would not be dissuaded from my hat wearing - not today!!!!!
Because, you see, I have been trying to add hats into the mix for years - but for some reason I always end up bowing to peer-pressure and going with the far more socially-acceptable 'hatless' look. So many times, I would brave the great outdoors with my fabulous new hat on, only to be faced with the same, cutting taunt - 'So what's with the hat?'
Here are some of my earlier attempts (in chronological order):
(I can't really remember, but that may have been taken in the last year before I started dying my hair - I think this may actually be my natural hair colour!!!!)
(Ah - behold, my unfortunate androgynous years! Why, oh why did I cut my hair short in the middle of that awkward stage where I already looked kind of like a boy? Of course, the velvet hat helped me out immensely! *facepalm*)
(Matching an evening dress with a beanie - my nod to grunge at my sister's wedding)
(This hat still lives in my wardrobe - but it only gets worn when I am overseas and no one knows who I am.)
Now what I should have said to everyone who dissed my hats by asking what was 'with' it, is this: 'There is nothing WITH my hat. I just think hats look COOL! And they ARE cool. And so am I, GODDAMMIT!!!'
Of course, I never did. I would pretend that I had the confidence to pull a hat off initially but then it would end up being taken off and shoved to the back of the wardrobe when I got home where it would get dusty and misshapen and would never see the light of day again.
Sad, isn't it? My wardrobe is basically a hat graveyard.
Why can't I just wear my hats with confidence, like these babes?
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Well, today, I tried again. And I left my bowler hat on aaaaaaall day. Today, I held my be-hatted head high!
And I think I am going to buy more hats. Especially given that it is winter now. Hats are ace in winter.
PS - hats look totally awesome on guys too - right, Ryan?
Mmmmm - lovely.