There is something about a fabulous hat that elicits an essence of glamour. They can be mysteriously romantic, hiding whispering eyes beneath their wide falling brims or classically structured, reserved exclusively for coffee stained mornings that are filled with interesting conversations. There are so many different kinds; large hats, small hats, bright hats and casual hats. Hats are like books; each time you put one on, you choose to tell a different story.
I spotted this Fashionista while downtown. She was on her lunch break, and I couldn’t help but notice how bravely she pulled off her hat. She definitely exuded confidence. I’ve always been on the fence when it comes to hats, because sometimes they’re difficult to wear without feeling like I’m in a costume. Because they’re out of my comfort zone, I think everyone is staring at the object on my head. Although, after seeing the way she wore hers so effortlessly, I was convinced that I could do the same.
This Fashionista achieves a minimalist look of neutral shades and interesting detail. The hemline of her black shirt is dusted with a lace-like pattern, woven to evoke a contemporary crochet design similar to the crystals that hang from chandeliers. Her embellished leather sandals and torn white shorts allow her outfit to be more relaxed by providing a crisp, distressed element that appears purposeful yet simple. The only accessory she wears is her floppy beekeeper hat, which adds a veil of instant sophistication.
Occasionally, stuff can be intimidating. That can be anything in life- fashion, school or your career. Don’t be afraid to take risks, because challenging ourselves can be rewarding. So, apply for that higher position at your job, wear winged eyeliner instead of your normal pencil or study your brains out and ace that exam. If you believe that you can rock it, everyone else will believe you too. Next time you’re feeling daring, throw on a hat before floating out the door to embrace something new.