While I think designers are a little late to the game when it comes to featuring the beanie (What is this? 2013?), I can't help but fall completely in love with the softly ethereal approach that Karl Lagerfeld took to the shlumpy hats. The Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 collection takes the grunge-heavy beanie and reimagines it in pastel cashmere. Some hats are adorned with layers of tulle, others feature flower appliqués, metallic threads, pearlescent beading or lace.
I never thought I'd see a beanie that I would describe as "Garden Party Appropriate".
As someone who often thinks, "the only way my life could be any better is if I were a pixie or faerie," I wish I could actually pull of wearing one of these. I'm sure that watered-down knockoffs will appear at Forever 21s and H&Ms around the country within the next few months. If my theory proves to be correct, I will probably buy one in every color and I won't regret it, especially if they're at H&M, because I have a gift card.
(photo source: WWD)