Keep It Under Your Hat

December 16, 2010 • Male Box, Yahoo


Joseph Ungoco for Second City Style Magazine

Are you suddenly drowning in a sea of stylish women in various permutations of the season’s must-have camel coat? Do you suddenly feel like you don’t stand out as much as you did earlier in the season when you first broke free of the tyranny of all-black? Fear not, dear reader tastemaker, you can still salvage your reputation as a fashion first adopter without ditching the trend altogether. How you ask? I’ll tell you the secret, but you have to keep it “under your hat!”

If you’re a casual girl who secretly loves luxury but suddenly feels like every other bohemian girl bought the same slouchy shawl-collared belted camel coat, then reign in your softly curled tresses with a luxe cashmere rolled beanie from Michael Kors. That crazy oversized turtleneck collar Mr. Kors had us all scrambling for a few seasons ago may not fit under your new coat, but this season’s little cap will have you swimming just as deeply in luxury.

Did you opt for this season’s fitted double-breasted version of the camel coat? The one so tight you can just faintly see the pattern of the lace on your La Perla lingerie? Don’t torture yourself with post-Thanksgiving Spanx, just bring all eyes up to your head with a showstopping Dior topper. The oversized newsboy cap is the perfect accent if you skipped the turkey and fixings to sport your vintage newsprint slip dress to that all important holiday cocktail party. If you’re donning this season’s version of le smoking, then top it all off with a top hat. Dior’s version is flatter and broader than a traditional men’s top hat, making sure that you’ll stand out in the crowd.

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