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Outfit: Boater Hat


Nautical looks really never go out of style--and my boater hat is most appropriate with stripes and an anchor print! The boater hat has an interesting history; it is believed to have been part of a uniform for sailors (some say British sailors, others say French) and was later adapted into the uniform of Victorian English school children. Apparently they were popular to use as frisbees by the students, but generally loathed and burning them at graduation was not uncommon. Eventually many schools dropped them, while a few maintained it as part of the uniform and they became a popular style for gentlemen during the summer months which added a sense of elitism to the hat style. Today boaters are most commonly associated with the punters at Cambridge, although fashion-wise it's still not the most popular hat style. My boater hat is however my summer favorite. I'm only scratching the surface of all the different ways the boater hat was worn, but it's funny how articles of clothing that were once status symbols or part of a uniform lose all their original meaning over time.

Outfit details:
old boater hat (similar)
old flats (similar)
old purse
*pictures by Thomas

7 comments:

Sophie Kang said...

Very cute hat and skirt. It embodies spring to me.

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Jordyn said...

Love this! I love finding out the history of clothing items and now I must add a boaters hat to my wardrobe.
Jordyn
Pretty Lovely

Ruby Sterland said...

Love the post! Your hat is adorable, and I love the shot of you lying in the plants x

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Devinne said...

I love your hat! I just got a boater a few weeks ago, and I never want to take it off :-)

Tessa said...

I adore how you've styled this, everything looks so well put together! As always, massively envious of your incredible hair too!

Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

Jenny said...

You look straight out of a fairy tale in these photos! What a beautiful setting!
xx
Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

Bonita Vear said...

Such a cute outfit, and I really loved reading about the history of the boater hat. It's funny because boaters have been a favourite of mine for ages, so it was really interesting to find out that they have been a rather despised style back in the day! ❤

xox,
bonita of Lavender & Twill