Fashion Statement with Suzannah Roach
There is one thing we should all be wearing this spring summer season – a hat. Yes you read it correctly and before you recoil in horror it is true and even more shockingly there is most certainly a hat out there that suits each and every one of us.
Hats are the accessory of the moment and it actually doesn’t matter too much what style of hat it is as long as you enjoy wearing it.
As someone who sells hats for a living, I often see people look at a hat, murmur approvingly and then force themselves to walk away. Many love the look of hats, they love the feel, and love the way a hat makes them appear but many, having smiled at the effect then put it back on the hat stand.
So many love hats but until recently so few have purchased. But not any more, right now the hats have got the edge!
There is something about trying a hat on; it transports you into a different world. Some relate hats only to weddings or days at the races but behold the new breed of hat wearers - people of all ages have decided to throw out the old rules with their grandparents’ traditions and wear their hat of choice inside a building, outside, day or night, big or small.
It makes no difference to them as they love a good hat and have found the hat style that suits them and they appreciate it suits them.
Blame the Kate Middleton effect if you like but there has certainly been an increased excitement surrounding hats over the last year. Be it Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s attempt to cover her nose job or Princess Bea’s fashion disaster at the happy couple’s wedding, the hat has gone from being last year’s big debate and progressed to this year’s accessory of the moment.
And with so many grand events taking place this year, there is so much more room for hat growth over the coming months.
The great thing about this season’s fashion look is that any hat will be just right, whether it’s the fedora, the cap, the floppy hat, beanies or turbans, there is a hat for all types. You only had to look at the catwalks over the last couple of months to see that the hat was the statement piece. Marc Jacobs loved his big floppy, velvet hats.
Dolce and Gabbana went for the feminine option with pretty little hats or if you really struggle with the full hat concept Armani offered the ladylike glittery hair clips that adorn the head. There was the ladylike prim option, the sports-luxe cap and tribal colourful printed turban, you name it the hat style was there on the catwalk and is now working its way through to the stores for you to purchase.
If you are one of those who look at a hat, comment on how lovely it is and then say you never have the right opportunity to wear a hat, the time is now!
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