If I had to wear a necktie to work every day, I know I'd want one with a voodoo doll on it. Talk about a morale booster!
You know what doesn't get enough play on this blog? Neckties. You know why that is? Because there's only so far I'm willing to stretch beyond my brief, seeing as this blog is technically about, well, hats. Yes, there have been posts that have had absolutely nothing to do with hats (re: scarves, arm warmers, etc.) but generally not twice within the same week. And seeing as the last post was about fanny packs, that means neckties are going to have to wait just a tiny bit longer.
Luckily, though, there's a lot of upcycling types out there who have taken the necktie and repurposed the rayon lining out of them. And even more luckily, some of 'em even made head gear out of them. Which is great, because that's what we'll be looking at today.
Hey--what better way to celebrate Casual Friday than with a necktie hat? That's what I thought.
First up, we've got this fancy-schmancy little gray number. It's got kind of a flapper feel to it, I think. All that's missing is a big 'ol feathery plume sticking straight up in the air.
...Well, if you're going to upcycle a necktie into something for your head, it only makes sense that you make it into a big hair bow.
Of course, if you're thinking that the "bow tie" angle is not your style, there's always the rosette option, as illustrated above.
Or, if you like your floral things a little bit more on the embellished side, you could always go with one that features a button like this one.
And on an added note, that sucker is made out of an old suit and shirt, too. So basically, it's like wearing an entire business ensemble on your head.
And just in case you all were thinking this post was going to be nothing but fascinators, here's a cloche made entirely out of neckties:
Pretty snazzy, ain't it? And there's a bunch more over there, so you should definitely click on that link and go check them out.
And that's all for this week. See you Monday!