[Image Above: chictopia.com]
When a bare-headed John F. Kennedy was sworn into office on January 20, 1961, fashion was changed forever. Sounds silly, right? Well, its true. JFK was the first president to forgo headwear during his inauguration. In a day and age when a gent hardly left the house without a hat, this was big news. Hats, once an everyday necessity, were suddenly thrown out on their keisters, declaimed as anti-progressive.
Though hats are still worn today, their uncanny ability to make an outfit whole is often overlooked. The glamorous girl seen above, however, has recaptured the old integral air of hat in this seamless outfit. She has masterfully pulled together a palate of lush earth tones, playing off feminine flair with her flared skirt and masculine minutiae with her boyish blazer. Though wholly well arranged, this ensemble would lack its enigmatic edge without the wide-brimmed floppy hat.
Do you agree? Would the outfit have the same oomph without the hat?