Why I Never Had a Proper Sunhat
1. I refused for a really long time to get a hat like this one because it’s so hongkong, and does not match anything else in my wardrobe except clothes from grade 9-10, which shall never ever see the light of day again. I didn’t get one of these back then either because I didn’t go out very much and my crazyhongkong clothes were only worn to school (hats weren’t allowed), so a hat in my wardrobe was not necessary.
2. I can’t pull them off without looking overly madeup. I could choose to wear more simple and basic clothes to balance the hat, but I wouldn’t wear the hat indoors, so I’d look too bland when I take it off. Why would I incorporate something into my outfit that I would have to eliminate later?
3. Hat hair.
4. I don’t spend much time out in the sun.
5. Let’s go over the hats I know of that provide proper sun protection for your face:
a) Big floppy beach hat (I like, but not for everyday)
b) Visor (no)
c) I don’t know what these are called, but I searched for “sun face shield” and it was the first result: http://tinyurl.com/cc46n4p —-these are literally impossible to work into an acceptable outfit.
d) Trucker hat
I didn’t have any other option.
Why I got it anyway
The other day I decided to walk to work because the gluttonous dinner the night before was guilt-tripping me. I had to shield my face with my hands for the entire 1.5 hours because there was no tree shade in my favour and I didn’t have a sunhat that matched my all-black attire for work..#firstworldproblems. Every other time that I go out for a walk/run, it’s when the sun is down. I really don’t want to tan. The entire walk I was thinking about how perfect a trucker hat would be.
Today, I went an asian mall for an acceptable and affordable hat (there are no perfect hats for me, but thats okay. I won’t be seeing it much). Many bejeweled hats later, I found this simpler one. It’s black, will be relatively easier to match my clothes with, and the brim is really really protruded, perfect for protecting my face with. Usually I take a really long time to pick out my clothes (this store had 41092840 hats to choose from), but I picked this one out quickly because I really didn’t care that much.. but just enough to write a whole post about it.
This really wasn’t a big deal.. nor was it a rant in anyway. I just thought it’d be fun to share. I hope I didn’t come across as someone who only cares about clothes.
I care about my hair too.