Wearing a hat versus not wearing a hat is the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. (Martha Sliter)

Nothing can make you feel your best like a great hat, it makes me sad to think that so few people wear hats today. In the 40s and 50s most people wore hats everyday, but today it’s something which is often relegated to just weddings and particularly cold winter days!

I adore hats, and don’t wear them often enough once winter is over. I even did a milinary course at the London College of Fashion years ago. I must dig out those hats and photograph them. Making my own hats was really rewarding but I just didn’t go to enough occasions to really get any wear out of them. Perhaps I ought to dig out my hat blocks and get making again…

Here are my pick of the best vintage hats available right now. I think my favourite is the 1930s brown felt beret, or maybe that amazing gold and mink art deco hat. Having said that I also adore the 1920s flapper cap with feathers and the green 1950s pillbox hat with the veil. I’d happily wear all of them! Which is your favourite?

And if you’d like a little more vintage hat inspiration you won’t get finer than Jessica over at Chronically Vintage, who has the most enviable vintage hat collection!

Jessica at Chronicall Vintage