I’m a total romantic when it comes to the lost art of dressing. Gents in proper toppers! Ladies in gloves and silk stockings! Sure I’m comfy in my jeans and Birks most days. However there’s something to be said for the sense of poise and pride that comes with being polished and put-together—and if your daily habit is casual, it only takes one special piece to create the effect. Which is why I’m loving the fall collection of custom hats from Preston & Olivia!
Based in NYC, Preston & Olivia is a hat company that combines the grand tradition of millinery with a modern twist. Each hat is made-to-order and offered in a seemingly endless range of colors. Plus each style boasts refined proportions, subtle details, and sumptuous textures ranging from velvet and felt to grosgrain and silk. Company founder Dara Kent clearly has a head for hat design, which comes as no surprise given her millinery training from the Fashion Institute of Technology!
So just like in days of yore, these hats are outfit makers of the first order! Pair a black, wide-brimmed stunner with one of this season’s knit skirt suits for a 70’s editrix statement; or channel laid-back cool with a boater, beat-up boyfriends, and a bomber jacket. Check out the Preston & Olivia Fall Lookbook for a dreamy dose of fashion nostalgia!