We talked a little bit about classes of hats here on the blog the other week, and after posting it I promptly found another excellent hat. I think this one makes it into the capital-H “Hat” category on colors alone. It’s not particularly towering, but it sure has an impact!

A colorful 1940s look in magenta, purple, and forest green

I’m sure that 10-year-old me, who was not much of a girly girl, would be absolutely appalled by this hat. Present-day me, who is slowly coming around to things like the color pink, absolutely could not resist the outrageous combination of purple base and hot pink feathers. I was a little concerned I’d have nothing to wear it with, but happily this raspberry-colored rayon crepe dress is just about a perfect match.

Over-the-top 1940s tilt hat by New York Creations with a purple felt base and raspberry pink ostrich feathers

Swirling pink feathers top off a purple felt 1940s tilt hat by New York Creations

I am still trying to figure out what else goes with this hat… I don’t have a lot of pink and purple garments in my closet, clearly that’s something I should fix. What would you wear with this hat? Do you have any favorite accessories that match nothing in your closet?

Forest green shoes with a lace-up vamp by Chelsea Crew

Over-the-top 1940s tilt hat by New York Creations with a purple felt base and raspberry pink ostrich feathers

A colorful 1940s look in magenta, purple, and forest green

  • Pink and purple 1940s tilt hat: Etsy
  • Raspberry-colored rayon crepe dress: Oona’s Experienced Clothing
  • Green Bakelite earrings and bracelet: Gift from a family friend
  • Opaque peachy-nude tights: Capezio
  • Green lace-up Chelsea Crew pumps: Modern Millie