I was pretty on the fence about this hat until recently. While it's nice enough, it's not one that I reach for on a regular basis, at least in part because I don't have an enormous amount of 1940s (or 40s style) black clothing. I wasn't even convinced it really suited me; I've sometimes put it on and ended up taking it off again but I've managed to get a few more wears out of it recently and it's been nice to have the extra option for something to keep my head warm while the weather's cold. After seeing these photos I think the hat will be staying in my wardrobe a while longer. Sometimes I think photos can be more useful than a mirror in deciding whether an item really works for you.
As you can see, still getting some wear out of my 40s Fashion Calendar brooch and I've been getting some lovely compliments on it. It seems lots of people appreciate the splash of colour when the weather is drab.
Coat - M&S via local boutique | Trousers - Primark (few years old) | Scarf - used to belong to my mum
Hat - 1940s vintage from a vintage fair | Shoes 1940s vintage from Ava Aviacion