At first, when I saw photos of Zara heading to church this morning, I thought, "Oh, no! She's fallen back into the plain black beret routine!" You know, the hat worn so frequently this year that I had to declare a temporary moratorium on it for a few months?
But no, leave it to Zara: this is a much more interesting twist on that particular brand of millinery. The peaked top of the hat makes it a more fascinating shape, I think. It gives the whole thing a bit of visual interest, while the neutral color keeps it toned down instead of totally zany.
So I have to give Zara props. Plus, since she couldn't bring her rugger beau to the family Christmas shindig today, you have to admire the way she compensates with not one but two Wales princes:
That's the Zara we all know and love!