Friday, February 1, 2013

Up Cloche and Personal- How to Wear a Cloche Hat



I'm so ready for this dumb week to be over that I wore this all black ensemble just to be moody and emo. I wanted it to scream, "Keep away from me!", but apparently a cute cloche is an invitation to talk. I can honestly say I don't ever wear hats of any kind, not since my unfortunate Blossom-phase back in 7th grade. As a teacher in a public high school, I spend approximately 92.3478322% of my day getting on to students about breaking dress code, so it seems perfectly normal that the hat stayed in my car during the work week.

Dress- c/o Eshakti- sold out (similar here, here, and here)
Boots- Old Navy- last year (similar here, here, and here)
Cloche- In store only- Charming Charlie's (similar, similar)
Belt- Target (double strand- similar , cute option from Levi)

However, after work we went out to eat and I was faced with a different problem. I'm not really up to date on my hat etiquette. Can you wear them in restaurants? In movie theatres? I ending up taking my cloche off because I felt like a horse wearing blinders; I couldn't see anything out of my peripheral. I guess I have a long ways to go before wearing a hat just feels natural!




16 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

This hat is darling on you! Love the pops of yellow. I'm weird about hats indoors... I usually take mine off (unless it's a beanie) and make Kev do the same :)

Susan Calderwood Drysdale said...

Looks so cute with the yellow belt too. I love hats but don't wear them a lot because they give me headaches after I wear them for a while.

ashleigh said...

It's cute and I feel the exact same way. I actually wear hats quite a bit at the hotel I work at but when I go other places I just take it off. I love the yellow accents. I was wondering when you were going to re-style this dress! Lovin' it.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Tara_St said...

I love cloche hats. I have 4 or 5 of them. I can't drive in them because I feel like I can't see or turn my head...haha.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Beth D said...

Here's a great article about hat etiquette for women- However, I personally found that no one knows this information and generally a hat is looked at funny inside unless it's a fascinator, in which case you get funny looks anyway :-p I love hats!! But I'm too chicken to wear them inside. http://www.manyhattyreturns.com/2010/08/16/hatequette-for-women/
Love the pop of mustard with the black Katie.

Lisa Walter said...

Yes it is...a very cute cloche. I adore the yellow touch! You look wonderful.

Charlotte Issyvoo said...

I've been wanting to let you know that I'm enjoying your blog and this seems the perfect opportunity because I too have written a post about cloche hats on my own style (plus other stuff) blog: Sublime Mercies. In my little post, I talk about the history of cloche hats and also dress clips. I adore both. See what you think:

http://www.sublimemercies.com/2012_11_01_archive.html

Charlotte Issyvoo said...

P.S. Love the neckline of the dress too. It's very early 60s.

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

This outfit is so cute! The cloche looks great on you.. I have a hard time with hats too. I mostly only wear them when the cold weather necessitates that I do so. Hat etiquette? Never thought about it.

Going Loopy said...

This is so adorable. I think it would also be cute with tan-colored shoes or boots....or even a bright red.


Also, for all of you like me who are bigger-headed...sometimes Old Navy & Gap have cute hats and they come in an M/L and/or L/XL.

kristian satterlee said...

Etiquette for women wearing hats is pretty lax, actually. Historically women's hats were large and kept on with pins and things, making taking them off a bit hard to take off easily. Generally, if you can easily take it off, then you can feel free to do so when inside or in the presence of a flag, though since it is part of one's ensemble it is not weird if you keep it on either. For gentlemen it is always polite to take it off. As a fellow teacher, I keep my hats off when inside a school to set a good example for dress code too.


All that said, I LOVE your hat and hope your week is better.


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grownandcurvywoman said...

I think you look very 20ish flapper cute in that hat. Me and hats dont get along. LOL

Brynn said...

Cute! I love it, Katie :) The buckle on it makes it so charming. I love your dress, too. So lovely!


I just got my first cloche hat, too. Since I have short hair, I thought all hats would look silly on me...but it turns out this style of hat is perfect for my little a-line bob. Kevin bought me one from a real millinery shop in December, and I LOVE it. It's warm AND adorable :)


theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

love the hat, I am not a hat person, I don't feel like I look right in them. I am trying to break out of that feeling though and wear them more often!

Annie said...

Haha - I went through a Blossom phase too :) That hat looks super cute on you, and I love it with the pops of yellow!

Annie

The Other Side of Gray

Katie Frost said...

It's really very nice on you!

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