image via An Apple A Day
Back in early February when I first read this post about straw boater hats on one of my favorite blogs, I had no idea that the lovely and seemingly innocuous little post was actually a foreshadowing of what I can now only think to call… “The Great Boater Craze of Spring 09”… or something along those lines ;)
In it's various forms, the boater has since been featured in inspiring spring collections by Lover (the sacred hearts collection) and Marc Jacobs, is all over the latest issue of Lula magazine (which finally made it to my local bookstores last week, yay!), and can be found in fashion editorials like this one from Teen Vogue which has become a popular source of inspiration (see lefthandendeavor's outfit below).
Lately vintage fashion bloggers far and wide have been posting a lot about and while wearing (those words are all separate links btw!) this season’s most coveted accessory and I’ve gotta say… I’m loving it!
I think it’s a sweet and adorable trend harkening back to sunny days and simpler times. I love how both lefthandendeavor and kennedyholmes worked their thrifted boaters into these wonderful 100% thrifted outfits in completely different yet equally inspiring ways.
It’s definitely a thrifting-friendly trend, though like others, I’ve kept my eye out for awhile now without any luck, not even a suitable stand-in. I guess it’s not such a bad thing that they are a bit hard to come by, lest I be staring into my blogroll at a sea of boaters ;)
I'm convinced that it's virtually impossible to watch this beautifully haunting film and want to wear anything other than frilly white lace dresses, preferably topped off with a straw boater. Love the image at 3:40!