When your twenty something, lets face it, unless your name is Paris Hilton, or you spent the better years of your childhood working the Disney Studios back lots in burbank, diamonds are not exactly an option you have to spice up an outfit. But alas, thankfully there exists many other accessories us fashionistas can rely on to add a little pizazz.
Since as long as I can remember I’ve LOVED hats. From beanies, to berets, news boy caps, to fedoras, and large brims, I’ve loved hats longer then I’ve loved the Backstreet Boys.
While in more recent years, I’ve leaned on hats to cover up pesky and annoying roots, (God didn’t get the memo I should have been blonde) I have embraced them more recently to add that wow factor to an outfit.
And what other accessories pairs with hats better than Mary Kate to Ashley Olsen? Lately I’ve been pairing my large brimmed floppy hat with my to die for Rachel Zoe ankle booties. Looking a for a look that’s a little more suitable for grocery shopping? A cute beanie paired with some Uggs, some aviators and a leather jacket make for the perfect ready to wear to run simple errands outfit.
My immense love for hats could have stemmed from multiple things. One being that I grew up playing with Barbies and I was taught at an early age 5 wardrobe changes a day is perfectly normal. Or two because it’s the easiest way to subtly communicate to the world how fun it is to metaphorically speaking wear multiple hats. Is it ok to be a fashionista, workaholic, trend setter, and all around fabulous individual? Absolutely!
Rachel Roy said it best when she said, “I think that a woman wears so many hats, we have so many aspects to us that we’re not just one thing. We represent so much within us and that kind of comes across for me as a designer through mixing prints and colors.” Amen to anyone who can find inspiration in an accessory.