Celebrating the hat on National Hat Day

by Sylvia

Celebrating hat day 2014 40PlusStyle.com

Did you realise it was national hat day on 15 January? I must say, I did not, but what a great idea!

I’m all for celebrating hats and a special day dedicated to hats is fabulous, so let’s hope I get the memo in time next year and can heartily participate.

Luckily Denton Taylor did get the memo in time.

I’m delighted to announce that I have started a new collaboration with this talented photographer. He lives in New York and is going to snap photos of stylish 40+ women as well as examples of ageless style in New York or where ever his travels take him. I will feature his photos on a regular basis on this site in my features: Ageless Style Inspiration as well as a new feature 40+Style Inspiration. New York Fashion Week will be starting soon and Denton will be there to capture all the street style action for us. So looking forward to that. Remember what he did last year!


Back to hat day.

As mentioned Denton did get the memo and he was able to visit a special gathering organised by Advanced Style and attended by many women who love hats. The venue was Off Broadway.

Enjoy these fabulous photos and keep having lots of fun with fashion yourself!

Pretty in hats - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.comLooking gorgeous in a hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com hatday4 Pretty in hats - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Pretty in black blue hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Pretty in hats - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Pretty in hats - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Chic with a hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com black and gold hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com colorful hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Celebrating National Hat Day - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Pretty in hats - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Pretty in a hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com Chic white hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com colorful hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com colorful hat - Photographed by Denton Taylor for 40PlusStyle.com

Which of these hats is your favorite?

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All photos by Denton Taylor

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MyEmptyBag

I like the white hat! what a funny idea the hat day! I’m in love with hats in general!

xoxo

MCarmen
MyEmptyBag

Sylvia

Yes me too! Very stylish.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

I missed hat day! But will celebrate today. What a gorgeous collection of pictures, and women!

Sylvia

Oh, you will have to show us with what hat you celebrated!

Poppy's Style

STUNNING images! I love the lady with the fur hat and thick rimmed glasses – I want to be her when I am older – very Iris Apfel! Just amazing photos! xx

Sylvia

Yes, she is very inspiring. I often have that same sentiment, but it’s probably not going to happen. In that case I would probably dress more extravagant now also. But you never now, I may get wilder as I get older as I wrote here: http://40plusstyle.com/why-older-women-should-have-more-fun/

Chicatanyage

I am such a fan of hats maybe not ones quite as flamboyant as these ones.

Sylvia

I still need to find some good hats. As you say probably a little bit less flamboyant…

denton

Hi everyone!

I am so pleased to be working with Sylvia and all of you to bring you photos from the streets of Manhattan of fashionably attired 40+ women! My wife and I (she makes two appearances above in a brown Luca Luca suit, a blue Pucci scarf, and two different hats from Off Broadway’s racks) have been long time followers of 40+Style and it is so cool to be able to give something back, as it were.

One of my favorite things at this gathering was asking about some of the clothes and hats. And finding out where they came from. Take, for example, the fifth photo down, the woman with the blue blouse with horizontal black stripes. That hat with the swirly blue design? That is actually a foam rubber beverage cooler and that swirly design is the logo of Time Warner Cable, a local TV/Internet provider. Who says fashion is only to be found in high end stores?

Denton

Sylvia

How fascinating Denton. If you still wanted to add your stories with each picture, you are welcome to send it to me and I will add it.
Thanks so much Denton!

Lisa

I missed hat day, but it wouldn’t have mattered because except for what is needed to survive winter (and one misshapen thing that I garden in) I don’t have any hats. I liked the white hat, third from bottom. It looks like something that would fit my “urban classic” style personality. Although I very much admire the more flamboyant statements., I just can’t see myself sporting one.

Sylvia

I’m not (yet) in a flamboyant hat stage myself, but I always admire those who wear hats with such confidence and panache!

Yvonne Root

The black Top Hat with bejeweled veil is stunning. Although I like several of these hats for other people, I’d wear that one. 🙂

Lorraine

Wow! How amazing! I am voting for the fur hat as I love mine (fake) and wear it whenever it’s cold. I also have a waterproof, wide brimmed gardening hat, and a couple of straw hats. I love them!

The Style Crone

National Hat Day is my favorite holiday! Absolutely gorgeous photos! How exciting that Denton will be photographing for your blog!

Greetje

What a treat. I have been following Denton’s comments on your blog for a while. Such a novelty, a man on a female blog. And I had a look at his wife’s blog.
Terrific he is going to make photos for you.
Of all the above hats I like the furry one very much in the second picture and the high black on in the fourth picture (the woman on the right….. what’s her name… tip of my tongue… Advanced Style, many times featured in Judith’s blog..).
Greetje
PS thanks to Judith, The Style Crone I am slowly getting into hats as well.

Yolanda

Such fun looks! I couldn’t pull off these whimsical hats without look nutty but I really like the black brimmed hat with grommets! I think it’s so clever and cute. I can see it on a cruise, out to lunch or shopping with a casual outfit.

Petra

Have marked it on my calendar for next year – what fun 😀

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