Maybe it is my obsession with Sarah Jessica Parker’s portrayal of Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, but nothing piques my interest like the word “witch.” You can imagine my excitement, then, when I saw headlines proclaiming that Chiara de Blasio wore a witch’s hat to watch her father, Bill de Blasio, be sworn in as New York City’s mayor.
Chiara has donned flower crowns and colorful headbands throughout her father’s election, so it’s no surprise she celebrated his inauguration with a hat that has everyone talking. At first glance, though, I was disappointed to see Chiara donning what looked like an oversize party hat. I felt robbed. While pointy and indeed black, it had nary an inch of wide, witchy brim. Then I had an epiphany: Nothing about Chiara’s look is considered traditional, so why should I expect her to wear stereotypical witch’s hat?
The mayor’s daughter has just taken witchy next-level with a simple black cone. She completed her look with a leopard print Nanette Lepore coat and equally bewitching black lace-up boots. Whether you like it or not, Chiara de Blasio’s unconventional style makes her the political daughter to watch in 2014 — just ask Teen Vogue.