Although I always love hats, the beginning of Fall always gets me thinking about them more. And, there couldn’t be an easier style to wear than this one.
The average woman before 1970 understood the allure and the impact of hats. They used to be a central part of any outfit and occupied a center-stage position in the wardrobe of any woman or man.
This one is a simple but very effective style from the late ’60s or ’70s, it has a chain and ribbon band and is made of wool felt. Carley Simon wears a similar one on the jacket of her famous debut album in 1972.
A wide brim is flattering to most faces and the key, as always, is to try it on before you buy and to learn what flatters your particular face and body. A great hat can be the most important thing you wear.
They’re also very effective if you’re wanting to be a bit mysterious or difficult to recognize . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY