Monday, 25 April 2016

Bring Back Hats

Photo: Veronica

Hats are highly undervalued in current era and often misinterpreted to be used only by rich people for fancy occasions. Even worst, the only other place it has found an audience is in tourist place where you often laugh at people for being too "touristy". But let me tell you why hats are nothing but fabulous and common man should start wearing them -

Protection against Sun

This is the most sensible and practical way of protecting ourselves against direct sunlight. Especially a wide-brimmed hat covering the face, back of the neck, and sides of the neck, eyes and not to mention hair!

Photo: Jaguar

It's Cheap

You can get some really beautiful hats in less than 100 rupees! And they are long lasting and easily washable.

Safe and chemical-free

In present times even when our fruits and vegetables are filled with chemicals, one can only imagine what our cosmetics must have. But we are warned against walking out without sunscreen with words like "UV rays", "skin cancer" etc etc. Now, a hat may not be enough to protect against such rays and you may still need a sunscreen but it increases the protection factor by at least 10. Which is a very good number for something completely safe and no side effects.

Keeps your hands free while working

It's quite impossible to work in hot sun while holding an umbrella. Whether it is manual laborers or farmers or someone trying to do gardening! In fact most of the farmers and workers in south-east Asia use "conical hats" made from straw which not only gives them protection against sun but also rain.

Photo: source

They look good!

You can't deny that a good hat can completely transform your outfit. So, yeah, they can be a little "costume-y", but that's what makes them so awesome! Besides they are perfect solution to bad-hair days. In fact, you can buy a simple hat and prop it up as per your outfit with a simple ribbon!

Photo: Colin

So this summer, dare yourself to grab a hat and make your own style statement!

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