First and foremost, welcome to Quintessential Fashionista, a blog for lovers of fashion by lovers of fashion here on Wofford College’s campus.  We hope to use this blog to showcase the various fashion trends on our campus, as well as inspire new ones.

And what better way to start things off than by discussing the Hat.  We’ve all seen the abuse of headwear. Not enough time for a shower? Hair just looking too greasy today? Not enough hairspray to keep those precious locks in tact? The hat can often be treated as a “last resort” accessory instead of receiving its appropriate respect.  Have no fear, however, hats are turning heads on all of the fall fashion runways this season. Let’s also not forget the fabulous display of hats showcased at the Royal Wedding this past spring! Hats are a MUST in London with the latest fascinators being what makes women fascinating. With a lot of attention on London in recent months, it is no wonder the hat is once again on top as a fabulous accessory. The hats that are popular now are reminiscent of their first stronghold that can be traced back to the 70’s.

Not to be outdone by New York, London, or Paris, a few Fashionistas have been spotted on Wofford’s campus donning the quintessential fall headgear.  When asked where these headpieces hailed from, answers ranged from vintage stores in Berlin to the local Target, so this accessory is available to any fashionista willing to take a chance.  The real task is taking the fashion risk and trying a daring new style – maybe a felt wide-brim look or the tweedy, fall version of the fedora.  Be brave and wear it out!

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