a hat, a feather, a few of my favourite things March 12 2012

Pants: Urban Outfitters
Top: Thrifted, Vancouver, Used House of Vintage
Shoes: Thrifted, Guelph
Necklace/bracelets: Hattitude Jewellery 
Rings: Pawn Shops, flea markets
Hat: Aldo 

How this outfit came to be Hattified: I wanted to wear this hat. This hat is already 'out there' enough, as I was walking down the street, I did get a few looks. Not sure if they were looks of "awesome hat" or "weird hat"but I love this hat. I love it's floppy exterior and it's feather piece. I love the colour which is a spectacular blue/grey. I threw on some jeans to make the outfit casual, and put this wicked vintage cropped sweater with the high waisted pants.

Why this outfit works: The top has the same colour scheme as the hat. The brown in the top ties in the brown feathers in the hat. The high waisted jeans update this outfit and make it casual at the same time. When your wearing a hat out and about town, and don't want it to be dressy, it's important to keep it casual. Unless you're at the horse race, or high tea....to pull off a hat, it's best to wear it casually.

Another Version: If you don't want to draw to much attention to yourself, you could always lose the hat (although I personally think it makes the outfit). Floppy hats, or any type of hat, are wild and going to be all over people's heads this season I think. When I get back to Ontario, I'm probably going to be sporting my fedora a lot.

Did you have a good weekend? I finally saw Braveheart and Pulp Fiction this weekend. Two movies made in the 90's that I seem to have missed out in my younger years. Braveheart was awesome. It made me so proud to have scottish roots! Now when I wear my kilt (all my brothers and cousins have the armstrong clan kilts, given to us by our grandma) I'm going to feel even more proud of the scots and their warrior like instincts and attitudes.