Until a couple of years ago, I was an admirer of people who could wear hats and look really confident and comfortable whilst doing so and, although I often bought hats, I would never actually leave the house wearing them.
Believe it or not, it actually takes quite a lot of practice wearing a hat so that you actually look like you’re wearing a hat rather than the hat wearing you.
At a recent press lunch with milliner to the stars, Stephen Jones OBE, he advised that you should get used to seeing yourself wearing a hat around the house before wearing it out for public consumption.
A few years later and plenty of hat-wearing-in-the-house practice later, I’m pleased to report that I’m now an avid hat wearer and feel pretty confident and comfortable wearing them. I am, however, now a huge admirer of people who don’t need to spend a considerable amount of time chasing their stylish head wear down the street with every strong gust of wind.
As a stylist, I love incorporating hats into photoshoots and especially into fashion shows. They make such an impact and really finish off an outfit.
My absolute favourite celebrity hat wearer is Rosie Huntington-Whitely. She rocks a hat like no other and always looks super stylish and chic, I tip my hat to you Rosie.
I’m most definitely looking to expand my hat horizons and add to my collection this winter and luckily, there are plenty of high street and high end versions to tickle my fancy. Here are some that caught my eye:
With such a beautiful array of hats to choose from, I’m going to have to display them in a suitably fabulous manner. A hat tree, if you will.
Now if only I could find a way to safeguard myself from that rather embarrassing pursuit of my hat down the street on a windy day… Le sigh!