I read this somewhere, and I quote: “A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A piece of magic is a hat.”
I couldn’t agree more. Call me old school, but you have to agree; a hat adds drama, sophistication and intrigue to an outfit. My heart warms with appreciation when I see a lady wearing a pillbox on her head or a gentleman on the street walking by in a trench coat and a trilby. I have always associated hats with glamour, and I have been keen to try how it would work for me as a day to day accessory. To fuel my current obsession without burning a hole in my pocket, I bought a bowler hat from a discounted retailer (Target).
In this post, I’ve styled it with a poncho, (an item which has been on my Christmas wish list since December). Do you like what you see? Drop me a line in comments below!
Hat – Target
Poncho – Urban Outfitters
Ankle boots – Forever 21
Bag – Ralph Lauren
Photos Courtesy: Vatsala Raghunathan.