Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Falling for the Fedora

When Vanessa Hudgens wore one on the cover of Cosmogirl! not too long ago, I was unimpressed. When I saw a handful of celebrities traipsing down the street with the funky accessory perched casually atop their head, I was annoyed. But over the past few weeks, I have realized just how versatile this piece of headwear truly is. It can be worn with dresses. It can be worn with shorts. It can be worn with skinny jeans. Heck, it can even be worn by your grungy boyfriend. Yes, I have a confession to make...I am falling for the fedora.

Eugenia Kim “Max Vented Toyo Fedora with Patent Trim and Buckle” In my search for fedoras, I have quickly realized that designer Eugenia Kim reigns as queen. She has created enough styles and colors to fit every mood and personality; though my absolute favorite piece by her is the Max Vented Toyo Fedora with Patent Trim and Buckle. The camel and brown colored perforated material is the most perfect thing for summer; but it’s the skinny black patent trim and buckle which resembles a trendy belt that has truly caught my eye. I can’t help but want to wear this with a sparkly fitted mini-dress for a night out with the girls.

Forever 21 “Basketweave Feather Fedora” When it comes to clothes, I tend to steer clear of prints, and stick closer to solids. When it comes to accessories, however, the opposite is often true. Which is why I find this Basketweave Feather Fedora utterly adorable. While it’s not tweed, the black, white, and gray basketweave design is very close to it; and the forest green grosgrain fabric bow hatband manages to add a nice contrasting touch. But the true piece de resistance is the spotted yellow feather, which fits quite well with the feather obsession I’ve been harboring for the past six months!

Urban Outfitters “Indestructible Fedora” I will admit that part of the reason that this fedora has grabbed my attention has to do with it’s name, the Indestructible Fedora. It makes you think of it as a piece of headwear that has some type of superhuman (or perhaps superhat) powers. But the fact that it’s constructed of a gray material that possesses a stone blue hue has more to do with my affections. Add in the tonal ribbon band and the fact that it has a slightly different fit than the typical fedora, and all I can say is je veux!

RVCA “ Hamptons Fedora” As someone with brown hair (albeit light/golden brown hair), when it comes to hats I often favor light colors, so they truly pop. Thus, it was love at first sight with this RVCA Hamptons Fedora in White. Crafted completely of paper straw, this is a cream colored piece of perfection that has quickly won the key to my heart. The slightly downturned brim. The thin pink hatband. The flirty, lightweight color. I can already picture myself frolicking upon the beach in a bikini with this lovely sitting jauntily upon my head.

Banana Republic “Canvas Fedora” Since I’ve already confessed to falling in love with the fedora, and admitted to having a feather obsession, I find it only necessary to tell you that I have never in my entire life set foot in a Banana Republic store; but since spotting this chic Canvas Fedora, I truly regret that decision. While hats don’t usually seem like fitting office attire, there is a part of me that wants to go out and buy a fitted business suit in a sleek gray color, and pair it with this fashionable piece. There is something so very retro about this hat that makes me completely gaga. My hand is creeping towards my wallet...who knows, this hat could be on my doorstep in less than a week!

Have you fallen for the fedora?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Singer22, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Revolve Clothing, and Banana Republic for the pictures.

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