Janessa Leone Riley fedora // J. Crew t-shirt // Theory blazer ($25 version here)
Madewell jeans // Amelie Pichard boots ($40 version here) // Local Eclectic rings
Rachel Zoe necklace (silver version 20% off) via Lola Boutique
How to Style a Fedora for Fall
It may come as a surprise to you, but Indiana Jones totally made me buy this hat. As much as I’d like to tell you Harrison Ford and I actually went shopping together, the reality is that Indie’s persona was the inspiration for this purchase.
The “I’m gonna do it my way” pursuit-of-good spirit that’s normally cloaked in a leather bomber, khaki pants and sable fedora needed to manifest itself into my wardrobe too.
I’ve talked many times about how fashion is so much more than mere necessity. To me, it’s a highly emotional experience; one that uses pieces of fabric cut and draped certain ways to transcend thought, feeling and a completely visceral experience.
If you’ve ever sat in a museum and been moved to tears by a painting or sculpture, then you understand the feeling I’m talking about. Or maybe it was a song, a building or a stage production. But the point is that something you saw, heard or felt moved you in such a way you had to take action. That feeling made it impossible to sit idly by, unaffected.
Modern ways to wear fedoras have been a part of the fashion game for quite some time now. What I love about this one is the brim is structured to hold it’s shape without being stiff. It dips down slightly in the front and back with elevated sides making it so flattering (and a little mysterious looking) for all face shapes.
Most fedoras I’ve found are either board stiff and have brims that stick straight out, or have no structure and lose their shape similar to the J. Lo floppy hats of the early 2000’s. This one strikes the perfect medium. For an under $100 version, check out my Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashionista.
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