Whittall & Shon “Moet” hat in white. Available here..
Shoes: Lauren Lorraine
(Brand to be featured in an upcoming blog!)
Here’s a confession: I LOVE wearing hats. And not just a timid little fedora. I’m talking, BIG BOLD hats that make walking through doorways a bit of a struggle. I was so happy to find a brand like “Whittall & Shon” that makes unapologetically extravagant hats! I chose this gorgeous white and crystal hat for its versatility. I love a bit of sparkle! I paired it with a simple black dress and my favorite art deco chain from Henri Bendel. My girlfriends and I are planning a big hat brunch to celebrate The Duchess of Cambridge (and style icon!) Kate Middleton’s baby on board. Are we a little obsessed with British monarchs? Yes, yes we are.
Here are some more favorites from Whittall & Shon’s Fall 2014 collection.
I love this one! The leopard is so fun. I would pair this with a black turtleneck sweater, perhaps a cream pencil skirt and black knee high boots. The beauty of a hat like this is it stands out on it’s own. Keep accessories minimal.
Yeehaw! Would this be perfect to wear to a line dancing club or what? If you were to be in a country western setting this would definitely be the most glamorous hat in the whole saloon. But! Cowboy hats are perfectly acceptable (at least to me) to wear anytime. Wouldn’t this be adorable with a simple denim jacket at a festival or an outdoor sporting event?
Of COURSE I had to choose a fascinator. Since most Americans aren’t really used to this trend though I chose basic black. Whittall & Shon feature some gorgeous bright colors in their line of fascinators but I think black is the safest choice. This would be gorgeous with a dress of ANY color. Or with a neutral dress I’d save the bold colors for my shoes and purse choices.
View the entire collection of Whittall & Shon online! “Hats off” to those who believe bold hats are always in style. Start shopping now!