How to Style a Baker Boy Hat, Over 40 Style #iwillwearwhatilike

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I’ve finally succumbed and bought myself a baker boy hat for winter. It took me ages to choose one, and even longer to decide whether or not to keep it…!

The baker boy hat is the trend that I accidentally left off my 3 must-have autumn/winter pieces post last month (velvet, Prince of Wales check blazers and white boots all appeared) but I forgot baker boy hats for some reason. I couldn’t work out whether I really, really liked – or really disliked – this corduroy baker boy hat from Asos. The other choices were mostly black or dark colours, and you know me and my dislike of black… So shades of brown and camel it was!

Trust me to choose the priciest one on the Asos website. Not only that but the day I first wore it we went for a long walk along the seafront and then on for a pub lunch with friends: I was told I looked like a particular Muppet and do you know what, she was absolutely right!

The name of the Muppet shall be revealed, meantime…

YOU CAN SEE THAT I SHOWED NO MONETARY SELF-CONTROL WHATSOEVER WHEN I ORDERED BOTH COLOURWAYS OF THIS FABULOUSLY-WARM SWEATER FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE JUST ONE.

I’m loving this (unusual for winter) colour combination of yellow, pink, white and tan – not a drop of black in sight as I said! You may have seen that I wore the orangey-red version of this mustard yellow sweater a couple of weeks ago, so you can see that I showed no monetary self-control WHATSOEVER when I ordered both colourways of this fabulously-warm sweater from which to choose just one. Although the weather was chilly that day it wasn’t as cold as it has been in the UK these past few days (-0.7C this morning, eek), so I was fine without a coat as well.

In fact, I would have sweltered because the sun warmed me up beautifully: it was such a glorious day down on the south coast!

Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

SHOP THE LOOK:

I’m actually wearing quite a few new pieces I’ve treated myself to lately in this outfit – only the dungarees (yes I’m wearing dungarees under all that knitwear) and bag aren’t new. Luckily the pink suede backpack has been restocked on the Asos website, and those delicious oversized sunglasses and the Remembrance poppy are still currently available. The tan calf boots are the ones I said I’d be wearing all winter – I wasn’t wrong…!

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And the Muppet I was likened to? Janice. The hat, the long, blonde straight hair, the eyelashes… they were right, I DO look like her 😂

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Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Autumn winter fall style - casual fall dressing - Mustard M&S cable knit oversized roll neck sweater  white cropped wide leg jeans  tan boots  camel baker boy hat  pink suede backpack | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Baker boy hat: Asos
Sweater: Marks & Spencer
Dungarees: Asos (similar jeans)
Boots: Lotus c/o
Backpack: Asos
Sunglasses: Mango
Poppy brooch: Marks & Spencer (£5 of the sale goes towards The Royal British Legion)

OTHER BAKER BOY HATS YOU MIGHT LIKE:

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Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!

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32 Comments

  1. November 13, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I might have to disagree—I see no Muppet resemblance…but it's a totally fun look, Catherine!!
    I just got one of these hats too, and I think they are a perfect accessory!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • November 13, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      hehe you have to admit I do look a BIT like Janice, Jodie…?!!

  2. November 13, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    No idea which Muppet you mean! But I love the sweater. There is something cozy about cable knit sweaters!

    • November 13, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      I mentioned that it was Janice, Nancy (long blonde hair, 70s hat)…! 😉

  3. November 13, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    LOL I'm still chuckling about the Janice comment!!! You look great, Catherine. I love the cap on you – gorgeous! And the colours are divine 🙂
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  4. November 13, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I love the hat and the entire outfit! Makes me want to get a warm cable knit sweater… And I think it is very smart to get two of the same when you really love something…

    Thanks for the link up & have a great week!

  5. November 13, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Janice is a super cute Muppet, but you are way cuter! I love this outfit and the hat is darling! I finally succumbed and bought my first beret which I am wearing today in the wet, wet snow that we are having. I have not found a baker boy hat that fits my giant head properly yet. But I will keep at it!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. November 13, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Ha, ha, at least it wasn't Beaker! Great Baker Boy hat AND in the very on trend fabric of corduroy. Looks fabulous with the boots too.
    I must try to find one that fits my small head. They often drop down to my nose, hence my preference for berets!

    https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  7. November 13, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I've got a few bakerboy hats n my collection, I love them. You look so cosy and cheery in that golden jumper (and not muppety!!) xx

  8. November 13, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Hahaha re. muppet quip. I like your friends – I would hope my friends would do the same (and they do!) because I always need more lighthearted laughs. I love the mustard pullover, especially with the pink. Thanks for the linkup.

  9. November 13, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I love this hat on you! And who said you look like the adorable muppet, Janice?? Well, I do see some resemblance. 🙂 Thank you for hosting this link up! It's always a pleasure to join up.

  10. November 13, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    All I can say is "Oh, to have a #hatface!" I love these, in fact most hats, but really struggle to come to terms with how I look. You seem to be able to wear all kinds of hats and not look in the least bit silly (or like a Muppet). I love the sweater btw in both colourways and am sorely tempted, but my trip to London has left me strapped for cash. Thanks for the link up!
    Anna x

  11. November 13, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I'm so obsessed with how everybody is styling that hat! I still can't imagine myself wearing it though. 😛

    Sending love from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | SHENSKA

  12. November 14, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Goodness! I am seeing the baker hat everywhere… You are definitely a hat person. I am not…I don't think I'll do it. One hat I do feel really great in no matter what is a beret. Now, that one you'll see me in.

    I do think I'll try one on just to see. But you know how some people are just hat people? I wish I was, but I'm not. Again, except for a beret!!

    Ok, off to link up!! It's been a while.

    Annie from Kremb de la Kremb

    PS Unfortunately the other totally beautiful item I can't pull off, but you do marvellously is yellow. So unfortunate. But it makes me look sick! I wish I could wear both of these items with as much panache as you!!

  13. November 14, 2017 / 3:51 am

    I absolutely love the roping on the hat—reminds me of my dad's greek fisherman's cap I wear!!! Gorgeous sunnies, too! And the muppets are dope!

  14. November 14, 2017 / 6:37 am

    I love a baker hat and usually buy one to match my walking jacket – the fit so snug for dog walking and the lip shades the face. I love your choices! x

  15. November 14, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I have a similar black and navy hat, but it is not so much Baker Boy as Greek Fisherman's cap. I love it! I got mine on Amazon a few years ago. I bought it because it was more flattering on my face than a beret, which is what I really wanted. Then Gigi Hadid wore one on the cover of Vogue, and voila, they are now everywhere! Your is fantastic, and I think long after the 'trend' disappears, you'll still be wearing this beauty of a hat. I adore it. xx

  16. November 14, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Oh Janice (!!), you really do suit hats, whatever the style. I think Lisa is exactly right too. You'll be wearing this for a long time! xxx

  17. November 14, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Janice was definitely the coolest Muppet, but I always loved Miss Piggy. My inner diva appreciates her antics. And considering all the furry/feathery shoes out there, maybe her look is in fashion too!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  18. November 15, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love your hat, the detailing on it is fab! I bought a baker boy hat at a market in France a few years ago, it was rather expensive – 50 euros! – but I've worn it sooo much In terms of cost per wear it's one of the best things I've ever bought…great for hiding bedhead on the morning school run 😉

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  19. November 17, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Thank you for hosting dear! I'm linking back to you HERE Hope you'll check out my latest Fashion post

  20. November 18, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    haha, I've never seen that muppet before, but yes, I would agree on the resemblance. I really like the Baker Boy Hat Trend, but even though I don't believe in age-appropriate dressing, I'm nervous about wearing one. I did try one on in the store and I liked the way it looked so I'm thinking about it. I'm the type thats always a little slower to embrace new trends.

  21. November 22, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Gawdzooks I LOVE that chunky monkey jumper!
    It's the perfect colour for me too….. send it up to Scotland when you're fed up with it (Like that's EVER going to happen, it's a keeper.
    I would be tempted to live in it personally :oP
    Thank you so much for linking up to #fakeituntilyoumakeit!
    Sam
    XXX
    Fake Fabulous | Style Tips and Fun with Fashion, over 40

  22. November 22, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Oh I wish I could wear mustard! It's such a perfect colour this time of year…

    looks fab on you though x Susan

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