So…do you think that hats and gloves tell a lot about someone’s personality? I know a lot of people wear hats. Do you? Me, I’m just starting to get into them more. And I’m not talking about baseball caps. Or the other end of the spectrum—the Buckhingham Palace event styles of hat. Although, those are very cool. I simply have no where to wear something like that.
No, I’m talking about functional style. For instance, I added a couple of new hats to my wardrobe this year. This picture of my daughter is one of my favorites and I can’t fully explain why, except it is so her, totally styling on the ski slope. So when I found that same hat in black (and on sale), I snapped it up. Every time I put it on, I think of Michal and this picture. So it’s more than personality that makes me like the hat. It’s the sweet memory I attach to it.
This hat is also new. I fell in love with it when my husband’s cousin was here visiting from Guatemala and she literally gave me the hat off her head. Candis has spent years working with local women to preserve the back-strap loom weaving they do. This hat is one of their products. The first pic is from their website (here). The second is me wearing the hat. I LOVE this hat. It’s become my go-to summer hat. It makes me feel trendy (even though I’m not a “trendy” person.)
Beyond hats, I love wearing gloves in the winter. I’ve got ski gloves for really cold weather, cheap knit gloves for walking outside when it’s cold. And then I’ve got my Isotoner Driving Gloves. I LOVE these gloves almost more than that hat. Why? Because, when I get in my car and put them on, I feel like I’m transported to another era. An Audrey Hepburn kind of era. I feel like I’m stylin’.
So maybe, it’s not so much that they “tell” my personality as it is how they make me feel when I wear them. I think I’ve got some news things to collect, though. And I intend to enjoy collecting (and wearing) them.
How about you? Are you a hat or glove person? Do they match your personality or are they simply feel-good items. Either way, I’m glad to have mine in the cold weather we’re currently dealing with.