I’ve never really been much of a hat wearer…I always feel a bit of a pratt in one to be honest. Unless it’s a beanie serving a purpose to keep my ears warm, I just feel it makes too much of a fashion statement, a bit like fake glasses – what’s the point?
But this season, a hat is definitely the hero item of the season – whether it be a baker boy hat or a beret, it’s a great piece to update your look.
Always feeling a bit Frank Spencer in a beret, I decided to brave it and actually faced a lot of positive feedback – so I’m going with it. It does add a little something to a classic look of jeans and coat.
It’s not a coincidence that my pregnancy has lead to me looking more at accessories I can buy. Maternity jeans, as useful as they are (and these Topshop ones are great), just aren’t exciting. Whereas these ‘Glazed Ginger’ Vans thrilled me when I ordered them (I first saw them on my Free People shoot in Philadelphia) and I couldn’t wait to slip them on when the box arrived.
You’ll also have probably noticed that everyone is wearing checked coats, blazer, trousers and well, everything lately…it is one of the big trends I mentioned in my Trends round-up and heritage checks in particular are going strong. This Dorothy Perkins version is great quality and much more affordable than most on the market.
All in all, I feel I’ve turned over a new fashion leaf and embracing the cold finally. Still baring my ankles but don’t panic, they’ll be covered up soon…