The wide-brimmed hat is fashion royalty. Worn by everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Sienna Miller, it’s a style staple for the summer months and an essential part of any Riviera Chic outfit. It’s also an absolute bitch to wear and often ends up looking less like a fashion statement and more like a giant dinner plate perched perilously on your head. Sigh.
I bought a wide-brimmed hat a year ago and wore it once for approximately five minutes, before it was laughed off my head by everyone in the room. Like I said, it’s a bitch to wear. But I hate to see anything sitting so forlornly in my wardrobe, never being worn. Plus, hats are really awkward to sell on eBay, so I decided today would be the day I Made. It. Work.
Granted, a huge felt hat is not the most practical thing to wear in 20 degree heat, but I soldiered on regardless. What do you think – a style success or millinery faux-pas? Would you wear a wide-brimmed hat?