The Mad Hatter Day was started in the United States of America to celebrate Lewis Carroll's fictional character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. We love the Hatter because he's a mad tea drinker! No, seriously, we love him because of his impeccable sense of radical style and taste. Wait, you don't believe he's in vogue? Well, we've got some great stuff penned ahead but before you read on, put your thinking caps on, this is going to be a fun day.
Why does the Hatter always wear a hat? Is it too sunny in Wonderland? Highly doubtful. On the contrary, we think that the Hatter is more about sending a message to the world by sporting this accessory than worrying about his complexion issues. The Hatter, according to the tale, disrespected the Queen of Hearts and got punished by Time (Time is a person here) and therefore, he's cursed to live in perpetual tea time. He makes hats for a living and enjoys frustrating Alice with a ridiculous riddle which has no answer. Curiouser and curiouser.
Why are we discussing the significance of the Mad Hatter? Well, simply because we enjoy reading about silliness and adore the headgear! Did you think we would be diving into the deeper layers of the story, into the underlying themes and motifs? No, this is all about fashion and how we can incorporate a little bit of the Hatter's mad hat look into our wardrobe.
1. The Cosy Beanie:
With the winter soon approaching, what better hat to pick than the knit beanie? Beanies and very cute and versatile and suit almost everybody. Get a slouchy or a fitted styled one to match your outfit and you'll look fashion forward all the time. Knit beanies keep your head and ears warm while you strut about in your Winter Wonderland.
2. The Classy Beret:
Oh, the elegance of a beret, it is surely unmatched! Women can amp up their simple every day look by adding a solid coloured beret and voila! Fashionista alert! If you think that this is the style for you, then what are you waiting for? Get out there and choose a fancy beret hat to keep you looking hot as temperatures drop.
3. The Beyond Vintage Cloche:
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This style of hat is called a cloche because, well, if you ever saw a cloche you'd get it. For those of you who haven't, a cloche is a metal dome chefs and restaurants use as a lid to keep food warm and safe till guests arrive. Cloche hats were famous in the 1920s, during the flapper era. They were the symbol of glamour and class, even today, women who wear cloche hats are known to be uber stylish and elegant.
4. The Fun Fedora Hat:
Fedora hats got their name from Victorien Sardou's Fédora, a play in which a cross dresser wore a center creased, soft brimmed hat. These hats are very popular and if Indiana Jones wore them, we should too! Try a warm fedora hat this autumn/winter and notice the difference in the way people look at you. You'll get a lot of attention coming your way and you better be prepared for the tonnes of fans.
5. The Flirty Floppy Hat:
Top off your urban-girl uniform with this hat designed with a floppy, wide brim that shields you from the sun (and admiring glances). Yes, you heard right, this is must have for all urban girls to wear through the year and especially this season. Get yourself a fuzzy floppy hat to look cute and classy no matter where you go.
Celebrate this Mad Hatter Day in vogue as you try out these trending hat styles!