Get ahead – Get a hat! The Fabulous Miss K: I love this time of year for the one reason only – with the cold nip in the air and the fact that I have naturally curly hair which goes into frizz every time I walk out the front door, it gives me an excuse to wear some fabulous vintage hats. Buying a vintage hat is an easy way to get started with your vintage collection as it easy to pick up a cute beret from charity shops – wear it at a tilt and add a brooch for a great Thirties feel or go for a cloche in a felt – highstreet shops are good for this style of hats and always do them in classic colours. For a Forties look you can’t go wrong with a trilby or fedora – again the highstreet has these styles – add a feather for drama or look out for original felt tilt hats that give a real Forties feel. Pill box styles or a wider brimmed cloche are great for a Fifties look – why not go for a leopard print to wear with a simple black coat, always stylish and classic! Hats are a great way to give yourself the vintage look without much effort, they keep you warm and it saves on having to do your hair in the morning! The Fabulous Miss K is Karen James Welton, a freelance stylist with 20 years experience in fashion and beauty. Based in Norwich, she works both locally and in London. She is the former fashion editor of Urbane Magazine, has worked with Life Matters EEN, the Iceini Guide and is a writer and stylist for Vintage Life Magazine. She currently runs styling vintage styling workshops and shopping trips and organises fashion shows, fairs and events. 2 Responses Vintage Feminist October 26th, 2012 Couldn’t agree more! I have been creating an album on facebook with my fave vintage hats in it! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.278380642279782.65420.270153993102447&type=1&l=1fbe850942 Marie Christopher October 26th, 2012 I love wearing hats of all designs and colors. I have a collection of vintage hats that are too small for me…but I just love looking at them. Have quite a few hats that I can wear and I do.