NORMA SHEPHARD’S STYLE TIPS FOR WEARING HATS
• Have fun: Experiment with casual styles before choosing one for a wedding or special event. A summer casual hat can be found for between $25 and $50. It will protect your skin and make an ordinary outfit look spectacular.
• Weddings/special occasions: Choose one you fall in love with. Try a variety of styles and workmanship but allow a budget of about $300. if the hat suits you, you'll want to wear it again.
• Fall/winter selections: For great winter style, buy from a milliner (in person or online) or shop at the "One of a Kind Show," held annually in Toronto.
• Canadian milliners worth checking out: Lilliput Hats in Toronto (lilliputhats.com) and Maria Curcic in B.C. (MariaCurcic.com) For more on the history of hats go to hatshowlady.com
Norma Shephard wears a 1940s halo hat trimmed in rooster tail.The “hat lady” chooses a different hat for every presentation.