I deliberated over this hat for a long time. Well, for the hour I spent in TK Maxx. Which is a long time in the life of an impulse buyer. It’s one of those pieces you absolutely love and wear in a myriad of ways in your fantasy life (you know, the one where you float around in designer clothing, where your job involves blogging from chic pavement cafés and your hobbies are reading literary classics and photography) but at 8.25 on a Monday morning, you wonder what the hell it’s doing taking up precious space in your already-crammed wardrobe because clearly, it has NO PLACE WHATSOEVER in real life. One of those pieces.
I decided to get over my fear of ridiculously oversized hats, ignored the Mr as he quoted that episode of Friends where Rachel wears a similarly huge hat (“Wait a minute – I know that hat! I was taken aboard that hat! They did experiments on me! I can’t have children!” *sigh*) and had a go at styling an outfit around my floppy-brimmed friend.
As the hat makes quite a statement enough for anyone, I paired it with a simple skinny jeans, striped top and leather jacket combo. I pulled the camel colour in with the tan brogues and added an art deco style cocktail ring for a vintage feel. I think it kinda worked… no one laughed and pointed as I walked down the street, at least (although the brim is quite wide so it’s possible I missed the mockery).
What do you think? Am I on to a winner or are you slowly backing away from the girl wearing a camel-coloured spaceship? Do tell.