It’s Straw Hat Day! And this year, I thought I’d wear one of my favorite ensembles and do a video of me modeling it.
This year, my human did a little bit of research on Straw Hat Day’s origins but came up empty handed. Apparently no one knows how it started. People began wearing straw hats sometimes in the 1800s. By the 1900s, it had become a fashion rule that they were only to be worn from May 15 through September 15. Men who wore straw hats past September 15 risked being ridiculed, or even having their hats destroyed. In fact, New York City had a Straw Hat Riot in mid-September of 1922, which lasted 8 days and resulted in injuries, arrests, and many destroyed straw hats. And people wonder why cats feel superior to the human race.
Anyhow, here’s my outfit, and you can see the video below! I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about straw hats and stuff.
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I had no idea about Straw Hat Day. Adorable pics of Summer, Thank you for sharing.
WOW, hat’s off to Summer, and to summer for that matter.
You look very cute on the hat, Summer! Interesting history, but rather astonishing too! Humans can be such perplexing creatures!
That is a pretty straw hat and dress!
We have some doggy straw hats…but totally forgot about today, LOL!
Cathy Keisha says
Best not wear that hat after Sept 15. Here’s what I read about the origins:
Straw Hat Day started in New Orleans in the late 1910s. The day marks the beginning of summer, with people switching their winter headgears to the spring/summer ones.
BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum says
You stylin inn yore fancy dress an straw hat….
Seemss THE hat was a bit slippy butt you still rocked it!
**nose rubss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
You look adorable!!! And people are crazy!
You look very cute wearing your straw hat.
Lovely ensemble. I didn’t know straw hat rules existed. Seems
a bit like the ‘white shoes after labor day’ rule. With the way
we all dress (or don’t) now, would anyone still care? You looked
Ellen J Pilch says
I had no idea there was such a history to the day. Cute video. You look extra cute in your hat. XO
Catherine Lingg says
Fascinating Summer. Yeah humans be crazy. You look adorable
You look cute in your straw hat, Summer.
You wear that straw hat very well Summer.
The dress is purrfect as well.
Now you do not have to worry about getting a headache from too much sun 😉