Hats are typically a scarcity in my wardrobe. In the past, I would wear the occasional knit beanie in the frigid cold, a floppy straw hat on Beaver Lake, and a baseball cap on a desperately bad hair day. But now, I see them everywhere in NWA, so I think I want hats to help mix-up my arsenal of accessories. I want fedoras in all colors and materials, an extremely wide brimmed floppy felt hat (like this one), a newsboy cap, and of course we can't live in the South without a cowboy hat. But the likelihood of hats becoming a permanent staple in my accessory rotation (like belts and scarves) is slim, so I don't want to invest. Forever 21 will be my best friend to fill my current hat craving.
Before I become the mad hatter, I want to make sure hats are wearable in my everyday wardrobe. Because, like platform shoes, I am unsure how appropriate hats are in middle America's professional space. What do you think?