It’s Autumn time and the days just seem to be getting colder. But unlike most people I know, I welcome winter and colder weather as that means that I finally start wearing hats.
I’ve long been a fan of hats. I think hats really have some old-school sophistication about them that is difficult to transform into any other kind of outer garment. From one winter to the next, I tend to move from one style to another, while staying true to good, old classics. This year I have to say, I’ve got my eye on the ever-so-stylish, 1920′s, vintage cloche hat.
What I like most about the cloche hat, is the cute shape. As the name suggests, the Cloche (which means “bell” in French), has a bell-shape to it. It was first created by Caroline Reboux in 1908, but it wasn’t until the 1920′s that it became popular, and ever since, the cloche hat has been duplicated and remade. Throughout the years, several different versions of the cloche hat have surfaced, which might not look like the original cloche hat, but which still draw inspiration from it.
I think the original cloche is the ultimate and the most stylish one. And the more I see of this hat, the more I’m feeling this look for this winter. It’s great when you realise that cold weather has some upsides.