Because that’s a thing, and given my renewed obsession with hats, I really feel the need to celebrate this year.
|Hers and his hats|
Most people are probably whining right now that they don’t look good in hats and are jealous of the fact that I do, and blah, blah, blah. People who think that simply have not tried on the right hat. There’s a hat for everyone out there you just have to find it.
To find your perfect hat, you need to find a good haberdasher. That’s a fancy word for “hat maker.” My personal favorite in Chicago is Goorin Brothers. I first fell in love with them in New Orleans on a trip a few years ago. Now that they’re in Chicago it’s a little easier to get there and visit all my favorite hats, and lust after new ones.
Recently I bought a cloche style hat, and it turns out it’s damn near perfect for the fall and winter weather, and looks fantastic with pretty much every coat I own (except that stupid puffy one for the sub-zero days). The blue jewel on the band dresses it up a little bit too, and adds a touch of sparkle.
|Thor loves the Paulie|
We’re classy like that.
Over the holiday season I was lucky enough to be the recipient of the Paulie fedora from Goorin Brothers and the Chicago Blogger Network. I finally got in to pick it up the other day, and now have this amazing, basic black fedora which has been worn constantly.
I wish I could wear hats at work. Instead I’ll settle for a hat to dinner and drinks.
So bust out your hats and wear them with confidence. A pair of high heels and a good hat project confidence (and the amazing ability to accessorize), so get on it. Find a haberdasher, pick out your ideal hat and celebrate National Hat Day. Because anyone and everyone can wear a hat. The trick is finding the right one.