I got a chance to shoot a few portraits of friend and chapeau-wielding business maverick Janessa Leone last week. Janessa makes hats. The kind of hat you're going to wear with everything you own. The kind of hat you're going to throw on time and time again until years have slipped by and it's worn in all the right places and it has become your signature. That kind of hat. Let's call it a best friend kind of hat. The I'm-wearing-this-in-every-single-Facebook-picture-I'm-tagged-in kind of hat. The hat you take with you on your travels. The kind that just gets better with age.
If you're without a hat like this (and if you've been doing most of your shopping at Forever21, I'd assert that you are definitely without this kind of hat), then you are missing out on a crucial part of life. It's as important to a person as having a go-to drink or a favorite ages-with-you song. It just is.
I've worn mine to death and I'll likely keep right on wearing it until it falls off my head. (No seriously: In the California desert. In Central Oregon. In the Canadian Rockies.)
Now you know what you must do, friends. So do it.