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The autumn has arrived, the evenings are getting darker, the beautiful autumnal colours are on the trees and loads of fabulous boxes of winter hats are arriving in the shop every day. For your autumn and winter weddings make sure you change with the season and get the right fabric to match your outfit. You will be spoilt for choice this year with our largest ever selection of winter headpieces and winter hats. There was a time when we stopped offering our hat hire service during the winter months and only carried a very small range of wedding hats during this period. Who remembers our very popular, end of season ex-hat hire sale? But now winter weddings have become so popular that we rent twelve months of the year. Last week we added 22 new styles of hats to our hat hire department! New fabrics for the new season.
My favourite this season has to be the velvet headpieces. I love velvet anyway, but velvet on a headpiece coupled with feathers, satin and a few crystals is magical! So luxurious and rich. This year we have added velvet handbags to our handbag range which are the exact same fabric as that used on the headpieces, so it makes your life so easy. Get the bag, the identical match your headpiece and then opt for neutral colour shoe depending on the base colour of you outfit. For example for a plain black or outfit with a black base wear a contrasting colour hat and bag and team up with black shoes. Same applies if wearing a navy outfit. For a dress or outfit in softer tones of nudes, oyster, champagne have your hat and bag matching and choose a nude shoe.
I often get asked in the shop "Does your hat, bag and shoes have to match?" The answer is no! Your accessories should complement your outfit. I believe you have to try different colours and take a look, and then decide visually which looks best. If you have a plain outfit and you want to jazz it up go for contrasting, statement accessories to add life to your outfit. If the shape or print on your outfit is strong already your accessories should take a back step and just complement your outfit. If you are unsure just come visit the shop, bring your outfit and we can help you get it right.
While velvet is my favourite fabric this season we also have a wonderful range of felt, satin and silk headpieces. All these fabrics look great with the new faux fur stoles we just got in. And if you really want to complete the look, finish it all off with a pair of a satin evening gloves. Enjoy the new season and the new styles!