I love hats, do you?
I am obsessed with hats. I have been collecting hats ever since I can remember. I don’t know when it first started, but wherever I go, if I see a cute hat, I am buying it.
Most people go to concerts and pick up a tee shirt to remember the occasion, the first thing I look for is a hat. A few years ago, Neil and I went to see Def Leppard. We went right to the merchandise area. He bought a really nice hoodie and asked if I wanted a shirt. I took a quick scan of all the things, shook my head and just pointed. He looked to where my finger was leading and just laughed…he should have known.
My hat of choice is usually a baseball hat, normally worn backwards. (You know I am a bit of a tomboy) But in recent years I have tried bucket hats and beanies and I like them too. Beanies don’t work really well in Hawaii, in my opinion, because it never really gets cold, but I have worn one if I go out for a few hours and it works with my outfit.
Thinking back, I think I first noticed hats in a big way when I watched Prince Charles and Lady Diana get married. It was 1981 and I was 11. People were streaming into the church and all I saw were these big, beautiful hats. All shapes and colors, some very pretty and some that looked totally ridiculous, I was mesmerized. I looked at the hats more than I did the dresses. I love that about the Royals, I still look at their hats today.
If I want to go farther back, it might have been because of the nuns at school. I loved to see them in full habit, including the wimple and veil. In fact, there was a time when I thought about becoming a nun. Although thinking about it now…I just wanted to wear the uniform. While other little girls were putting pillowcases on their heads pretending to be brides, I was running around pretending to be Sister Tracie. LOL! Even today, I will show more respect for a nun in a habit than the ones who run around in just a skirt and blouse.
One type of hat I cannot wear is a big, floppy sunhat. They are nice, but they annoy me to wear. I have a friend who wears one whenever we have a beach day, and it totally works on her. She looks fabulous in it. Some people can pull it off; I am not one of them. I feel like I should be sitting on the veranda in “Gone with the Wind” sipping sweet tea and hardly being able to breathe because my corset is too tight. I’ll just stick to my baseball and bucket hats.
Do you wear hats? I think you either are a hat person or you’re not. I think some people want to wear them, but they feel like people will laugh or think they are silly. I get it, nobody wants to feel embarrassed. Let me leave you with a quote I found on Pinterest…
“Don’t second guess every decision you make…You’ll go crazy…IF YOU LIKE THE HAT, WEAR IT.” -zen2zany
***Question for the comments…Do you like hats? If you do, what is your favorite style to wear?
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