It’s the beginning of September and time to celebrate the wearing of hats with the lovely Judith Boyd of the Hat Attack blog posts. The hat for this month is not the grey waterproof hat that I took to Scotland and the Faroe Islands, as I never wore it once. Actually it’s on ’probation’, which is something I will be writing about soon in a post on de-cluttering your clothes, as there’s definitely a category of clothes (and hats) that you keep in your wardrobe and never wear, but can’t quite get rid of because, you know, you just might wear it!
Instead I’m featuring a beret, which I think is a shape that suits so many people.
I’ve been wearing this blue beret (I have 4 berets, all different colours) a lot recently, as our weather is so strange; it’s hot one minute with a blue sky and sun, then it’s that dull leaden grey that we often get in our English summers, but then it’s still hot, which feels weird.
But with this grey weather comes rain, in buckets. It’s the sort of weather where I begin to think what can I wear on my head? So out comes a beret – such a useful, all-weather hat. And the blue beret (bought in a charity shop about three years ago for £3) comes with a renewed love for that colour. You’ll be pleased to know I’ve worn the little blue tartan kilt twice now – that item is definitely not staying in the back of my wardrobe. I wear it over my navy jeans, which is a great look whatever your age!
I wore the kilt and the beret a couple of days ago when visiting an amazing garden – do have a look at the link, as it’s a typical English-size garden with an atypical eclectic mix of plants.
Anyway the blue beret plus a leopard skin mac brightened the spirits as it was a very grey day, and matched my scarf, navy jeans and boots to perfection. And all bought from charity shops for next to nothing.
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
P.S. I state where these clothes come from to prove the point that you really don’t have to spend money to feel good about your look.