I guess if you’ve been reading my blog or following my Instagram for a while now, you’ll have noticed that I tend to be wearing wool fedoras. I have several of them in all different colours and honestly I rarely go out without one on now. Fedoras, hats in general to be honest, were not a fashion choice that I came about early in life, in fact, I NEVER wore hats before, I hated them and how they looked on me; I thought they made me look bald in front because I don’t have bangs or a fringe (to be honest, I still don’t wear beanie hats for this very reason!)
Wool Fedoras though, I have found, serve a multitude of purposes for me. One: They complete my outfit, two: they keep the sun off my Vampire-like pale skin… it’s not gonna tan (ever) I’ve given up on that dream – in the words of the kid at the start of Home Alone “I can’t tan, my freckles just connect!” three: Now that I have super ash-blonde hair that verges on being platinum blonde (Gandalf The Grey.. as my Dad now calls me!) they hide my inevitable roots between trips to the salon.
I don’t spend a lot on my Fedoras to be quite honest, this one that I’m wearing in these photos is an old one that I picked up for $35 from Accessorize in Waterloo train station a couple of years back. The Burgundy one that I wear more in Autumn came from Aldo for a whopping $20. and the ones that I’ve bought more recently are from an online store in Australia that I recently discovered (thanks Instagram) called A Lack of Color – honestly, they’re amazing!! The hats are all wool and are hand made in Australia, the hats are apparently favourites of Gigi Hadid, Chiaria Ferragni, Tess Christine, Rosie Huntington-Whitely… the list goes on and you get the picture. The best thing about about their hats, aside from the quality and the range of colours, is the price-point. $68 AUD which (and this makes a nice change) is on a par with the Canadian Dollar!! So I’ve seen some gorgeous wool fedoras in large luxury department stores here that cost upwards of $150 plus tax each and they’re almost identical to those from A Lack of Color.
Honestly, all of my outfits are from affordable stores, mainly online, I tend not to purchase expensive designer labels, I feel that you can get amazing looks that are everyday wearable without spending over and above your budget. You don’t need to have the latest Gucci purse to get people to notice or like you, you’re worth isn’t defined by a super-expensive designer bag and the people who do judge you based on the price of your outfit aren’t the types of people you would want to hang around with anyway.
Fashion is fun and should fit your needs, define your own style and don’t just be a designer clothes hanger for the sake of likes on Social Media.
Have a Great Day