One of my high school classmates is a published author (Yay!) so we went to her book signing on Sunday afternoon.
A woman there was wearing a wide brimmed pink hat. Whenever I see someone in a hat, I think of my mother. She not only wore hats regularly, but was a milliner – a hat maker – for many years.
My mother’s hats were always color and shape coordinated to the outfit she was wearing. She knew the best design for her body type, and she had a way of using coordinating trims and accessories to make her hats “just right.” She wore them as her statement of high style!
You don’t see many women wearing hats today. There are certain activities where hats are expected – horse events such as the Kentucky Derby and Nashville’s Steeplechase – but generally hats are not part of today’s fashion statements.
I wonder if women today – like the woman I saw Sunday – wear hats to draw attention to themselves. To be just a little bit different from the rest. To set themselves apart from the crowd. To be noticed.
Maybe that was part of my mother’s thinking as well.
Hats Off to hat wearers everywhere!
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Matthew 6:28-29