While we are empowering each other this month to step outside of our comfort zone and rock red lipstick let’s also empower each other to not wear our silk bonnets in public!
I was on my way home via the metro earlier this week. I walked on the train, only to find a young lady wearing her bonnet and I was inspired to write a post because it happens WAY TOO OFTEN!!! Ladies, I know you may experience a bad hair day. You may not feel like combing out your hair you wrapped the night before or you may have too much going on that day to feel the need to do your hair. Whatever the reason may be, it does not warrant walking out of the house looking like you’re getting ready for bed or just rolled out of bed. If you need to cover your hair that badly, put on a cute hat. There are a PLETHORA of options to choose from that will allow you to still be stylish without having to do your hair.
My hair isn’t perfect either; if I’m running errands I don’t feel like doing my hair or I may just have a bad hair day. What do I do? I reach for a hat and make it work! It may be my wool beret or my Express military hat. The public does not need to know what I look like in my head scarf (I don’t wear a bonnet) when I’m going to bed and wake up in the morning. The public doesn’t need to know the same about you either! Leave it at home!!!
I know someone may ask the question why? Well the reason is that you should always look decent when in public. You never know who you’ll run into. Would you really want to run into a coworker or someone from church wearing your silk bonnet? Sorta awkward. And in all honesty, it just looks tacky. I’m not saying you have to get dressed up because even I have gone out in public in a pair of sweat pants before. However my hair looked presentable or I had a hat on. You’d be surprised; guys actually approach a cute woman wearing a pair of sweats. But I digress…
The point is, there is a time and place for everything. And while they cover your hair and keep it in place, bonnets should not be worn in public. I’m sure most of you reading this probably already know better but just in case some of you don’t , let’s make a pledge from this day forward to leave the silk bonnet at home!