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!
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…!
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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Baker boy hat: Asos
Sweater: Marks & Spencer
Dungarees: Asos (similar jeans)
Boots: Lotus c/o
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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