Hats, fascinators, headbands, and hair accessories. They all woo me with their romantic, whimsical, flirtatious, masculine, feminine, magical charms. I never wore hats or much of anything in my hair for most of my life, thinking that they didn't look good on me or that I couldn't pull them off somehow. Now I'm convinced that like most fashion, it isn't that it doesn't look good on me, it's that I just haven't found the right fit or style yet. I've given up giving up on certain fashion pieces. I feel like it puts an unrealistic wall up that cages you in and blinds you to change. And the "I just can't pull that look off" nonsense? I've given that up too! If I love something and I think it works, then I'll damn well wear it with confidence!
As inspiration to wear what you love, I'm sharing some beautiful ladies in daring and glorious hats from the 20s and 30s. Every time I see these images, I feel magic in me. Before, I would stifle that and say "if only I could pull that off" or "if only people dressed like this now, I would...", but now! Now I say, "I love this" and "I should try that" and "I would rock that!" and let the magic these images conjure up finally find expression in me!
What about you? What do you say that stifles the magic within?
Last Week's Friday Photo Swoon: