I tried to resist for a while, and I know this trend has been lingering on for longer than it should (see my "resistance" face above. That's serious focus). I finally caved this past weekend and bought one. The omnipresent fedora/trilby (not quite sure of the difference between the two). Here is my assuage-my-guilt reasoning for said purchase:
1) I love hats in the summer and I don't think I can get away with a cowgirl hat one more year (talk about beating a dead horse- sheesh! Honestly, I'll probably slip it on in the privacy of my own home every once in a while. I did love that trend. When was it? 2002?).
2) It goes with any kind of boho chic revival you have going on in your closet (not sure if I have yet re-embraced boho ... that's why I said "you." I'm being non-committal. Is it a bit too soon?)
3) I feel ever so slightly like Audrey Hepburn when she first met Givenchy, with a gondolier hat perched at a jaunty angle on her head. Except I'm not meeting a world-class designer, and I'm being trendy instead of classic/eccentric/paving my own road. Still... a girl can pretend.
4) I didn't buy an overpriced Urban Outfitters cap... I scored one for just $9.99 at the local Walgreens! Tell me that's not a deal! The hats a Walgreens are meant for dapper men heading to church on Sundays (they also had a gray felt hat with magenta band if you are over straw and like something warm on your head in the summer). I have to say I do like a man in a fedora. My boyfriend looks gooood in one, and so do these gentlemen below:
I'm loving that this is a unisex trend at the moment, though probably a bit more omnipresent on the ladies:
CW from top left: Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend and Kiera Knightly, Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz. Photos courtesy of: The Daily Mirror, Photolava, Celebrity Style.
If you don't live by a Walgreens or would prefer to buy your millinery where they don't also sell toilet paper and allergy pills, see below for other fairly wallet-friendly sellers: