For the imperfect Fashion lover.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

It's a Floppy Hat! | Wide Fedora & a Zig Zag Coat.

Wearing a Wide Brimmed Fedora and a patterned coat | Fake Fabulous

I love wearing a hat, and I think they can look good on everyone.
{See THIS post which includes some great hat wearing inspiration.}

If you can't get away with wearing a hat at this time of year, when can you?
Okay, there is always summer... I hear you!
However, there is often very little call for a sunhat in Scotland.
Rain hat?
Not so much.

For me, winter is the perfect time to experiment with headgear.
Donning a hat can also save your hair.
Preventing frizz, and potentially hiding a bad hair day.
Thank goodness for that!
My growing-out-pixie-hair is desperately needing a tidy up (I'm getting it cut tomorrow).
Wearing a hat is the perfect cheat!

{Yeah, my hair looks great underneath this...ahem...}

Wearing a Wide Brimmed Fedora and a patterned coat | Fake Fabulous

In my mind, this hat is a mixture of different styles.
Part wide fedora, and part cowboy.
Yee haw!

{My husband was whistling the music to "The good, the bad and the Ugly" while taking these pictures...he is so cheeky!}

I suppose this hat is technically a wide brimmed fedora, but there is no denying the cheeky cowboyishness of this style.
This hat has plenty of personality (even in this neutral taupe shade) and makes me walk a little taller.

Wearing a Wide Brimmed Fedora and a patterned coat | Fake Fabulous

Wearing a hat can really lift your mood, and cheer you up.

{See this post with some tips to help you rock your hat}

However, no amount of hat-love can hide the fact that any style of hat is pretty tricky to wear.
A hat can make you feel self conscious, especially when people look at you (which they will) and then there is the dreaded hat hair to contend with.
Although today my hat was hiding my desperately-needs-at-hat hair!

{On a good hair day, I flip my tresses to the opposite side before popping on my hat. This helps prevent loss of volume.}

Wearing a Wide Brimmed Fedora and a patterned coat | Fake Fabulous

Under my coat I am wearing a plain slim fitting jumper, and my tobacco coloured jeans (see them more clearly here).
I was going to be in this coat for most of my day, so that was the focus of my look.
A simply shaped jacket, like this one, is the perfect partner for a structured hat.

Wearing a Wide Brimmed Fedora and a patterned coat | Fake Fabulous

A cool scarf (borrowed from my daughter), OTK boots and my trusty old grab bag finished things off nicely!

Wearing a Wide Brimmed Fedora and a patterned coat | Fake Fabulous

Over-the-knee boots are perfect for keeping you cosy and warm.
I realise that these OTK boot might be a step too far for some people.
A pair of plain(ish) ankle boots, like THESE, would work beautifully too.

Are you wearing a hat this winter?
Do you ever use headwear to hide a bad hair day?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.
I love hearing from you!

COAT: Boden... this one is nice!
JEANS: M&S (I like these)
SCARF: Borrowed from my daughter... Yes please to this one!
HAT: M&S (similar)
BOOTS: Duo (similar)
BAG: Hidesign (similar...and on sale!)
GLOVES: Dents (similar)




  1. Oh yes I am wearing hats. Still working in the right coat with the right hat abd the right scarf. Haven't mastered it yet. I adore your outfit. Every single piece. And the over the knee boots? I would buy them immediately but I cannot find them.

  2. you look particularly adorable in this hat!, and I love your coat, it's a stunning pattern and it looks fabulous with that scarf and hat!, you rock accessorizing!
    And I'm wearing hats!, lots of berets!, which are warm and don't fly away when wind blows!.

    1. That is true Monica! flat cap blew off into the mud to other day! :oP

  3. Hats are the perfect solution to that mop of curls on my head!!
    It's also great for keeping the noggin' warm--we need it today!
    Love the coat---that's my idea of fun!!
    Happy Friday, Samantha!

    1. Thank you Jodie. I love a hat for a bad hair day! Curls look especially great under a hat. XXX

  4. That coat is so unique and I just love the zig zag pattern. The scarf and hat go with it perfectly.
    I just snapped up a hat that is almost identical to this! I'm determined to make hats a part of my oufit even more often. Thanks for the continued inspiration Samantha!

  5. Such a lovely ensemble, especially the coat and hat - so cosy. The coat really is amazing. And I found that scrolling down through your post made it appear that the stripes were moving! Kx

  6. As you say, hats can be a wonderful cover for a bad hair day (although yours looks lovely). Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack and for spreading the word about the joys of wearing hats!


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