Beyoncé can do no wrong these days, hot off her remarkable Grammys performance, an excellent essay on feminism, and still basking in the glow of a million fan girls following the surprise release of her striking visual album. And when I say no wrong, I mean no wrong. I mean that Beyoncé went out in public in a hat made for a child or 2005 Myspace-dweller and pulled it the hell off.
Beyonce and Jay Z went to last night’s Brooklyn Nets game and sat court side, as one does, and Beyond The Buzzer snagged this photo of them being adorable.
Beyoncé kept her angelic head warm with a Eugenia Kim pom-pom beanie (reasonably on sale for $115!). Not one pom-pom, but two. Like little Mickey Mouse ears. Somebody explain to me why I love this so much. It didn’t hurt that Beyoncé paired it with a Karl Lagerfeld PUNK capsule collection tartan biker jacket, dark jeans, and boots, which is as refreshingly close to normal wear as we’re ever going to see on her.
When I started seeing those hats with ears making the jump from funny novelty item to typical accessory, I was firmly against it (just kidding, wear whatever you want). I had trouble not associating it with a particular trend that I kept seeing around my home state of California wherein girls would attach animal tails to their jeans. Or perhaps with someone’s zany Aunt Linda who runs a pot dispensary and sells dream catchers.
The whole wearing animal parts to look like a cute little animal girl isn’t to my taste, and so you’d think I’d run screaming the other direction at the sight of a double pom-pom’d hat. And yet, I love it. The fact that they’re not actual cat ears seems to make it much more palatable, and even enjoyable. I am a person who loves seeing celebrities in “casual” clothes, albeit their version of a casual outfit costs more than my rent. Oh well. I love this hat and I won’t apologize.
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