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Fashion at the Museum: The Edit

This photo shoot took place a couple of months ago, when the temperatures were kind to us and my hair was still on the rogue side of the colour wheel. It’s one of my favourite sessions to date and yet, I couldn’t find the time to sit down and write the words to go with it. I knew I didn’t want to scribble a few sentences here and let you scroll through the images, even though I know that’s what many readers enjoy doing when visiting fashion blogs, that’s what they come here for!

However, I wanted this to be my very own personal ode to fashion, an opportunity to exlore the relationship I have with fashion and the way it has always made me feel in the world, so I hope you guys will indulge me 😉

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

Many people see fashion as something shallow and frivolous, yet for me it’s a form of art that can speak volumes about an individual’s deep thoughts and personality. In the same way our opinions and dreams make us who we are, and we let others discover who we are by voicing and sharing those opinions, the way we dress and present ourselves to the world tells a lot about us, whether we like it or not.

If I go back to my early childhood memories, I remember my sister and me wanting to dress in the exact same way as to avoid any kind of sartorial envy. My mum usually obliged, so life was easy back then. I remember as well not being particularly  fashionable at school, what with my grandma-made knits and quirky outfits, but in a classroom filled mostly with boys it was not really something that would take up much of my time anyway.  Then a few more girls transferred to my school and I think that’s when the s**tstorm hit, that and puberty of course (aarrgh!)

Self-consciousness became a big thing and the desire of belonging to a group became THE thing. This translated into me trying to dress like my very fashionable friends, minus the budget or the taste for it, so in the end I couldn’t help but feel like a cheater. I went along with it for a few years until I started my first relationship, which marked a liberating phase in my style that would continue through to college. I believe it was around this time that pertinence to a group went down on my priority list and I stopped caring so much about what others thought of me or the way I dressed. My university years brought back a renewed self-confidence and allowed me to really experiment with my style, from preppy-doll dresses to Converse kicks and baggy jeans on the same week. Those years were a clear reflection of my inner struggle for figuring out the person I was supposed to grow up to be. I didn’t even know what I wanted to do as a profession for the rest of my life, in a time when society expects you to start behaving like an adult, so a part of me was rebelling against it and the only thing that became clear is that I hated to be pigeonholed, style-wise or career-wise. Fashion was a means of expressing that dissatisfaction while allowing myself to become whoever I wanted to become depending on the day of the week.

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

I’ve noticed that since having a fashion blog, I put quite a lot of thought into my looks and reflect more on how my style speaks about me, but the truth is that, even without having been a loyal Vogue reader or a real fashionista for most part of my life, many of my memorable adult milestones have an outfit to go with them. I remember why I picked those outfits and the way they made me feel. I like to think each one of them told a story about the Saida I was at that particular moment in time, and that somehow other people could read a few lines of that story in order to get to know me better. Of course that’s why our style inevitably changes, because the people wearing it changes so the original stories become different ones…

In a more abstract sense, I’ve come to think of fashion as an art not only for the wonderful craftsmanship that goes into creating some of the amazing pieces we see on the runways each season, or for the fact that it always tries to capture the beauty from the world in order to inspire others to find their own beauty, but also because, like other forms of art, fashion is about emotions.

If we look back a couple of centuries, we can see that Fashion is no longer something static, a dictated canon we all must follow but that proves unattainable most of the time. Far from that, people have realised the potential of this form of art as a means of self-expression and collective empowerment.

Soon after starting on this blogging adventure, I realised that I wanted fashion to be fun for me, that I was willing not only to learn from the big professionals in the industry, but also to explore and break the boundaries of fashion –starting with my own style–, and I believe this has allowed me to become a sort of creator, a role I am enjoying quite a lot if I’m being honest. But if you think about it, we all get to play artists to some extent. You might enjoy recreating some artist’s work in an attempt to improve your technique and skills, or simply because his/her style resonates with you and makes you feel at home, or you might decide to break all the rules and create a whole new artistic expression that only a few will understand but that will portray you at your most raw and real. It doesn’t really matter, as long as it makes you feel confident and empowered, your attitude will do the rest, believe me!

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

Many people will think fashion is just the clothes we wear because we have no other choice, and that it’s a waste of time and money to worry about such a superficial thing. However I like to think of it as a second skin we get to live in, so we better have fun and make the most of it!

Our very own magical cloak that gives us the power to speak without saying a word, to change colours according to our mood, to make us stand out or become almost invisible, to identify with a similar tribe or create our own little world… the possibilities are all there for you to explore, so don’t be afraid of doing so, guys and gals!

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

An ode to Fashion | Fashion at the Museum: The edit | #Minimalchic | #boyfriendshirt | #Fashioneditorial | Fitzwilliam Museum | #Retro | #whiteshirtandbelt | #Roundbag | #Roundcrochetbag | She talks Glam | Saida Antolin | UK blogger | #Summeroutfit | #OutfitInspiration | #Effortlesschic | #Parisianstyle | #Attitude | How to style a white shirt | Off the shoulder shirt | #structuredbag | #Simplelook | #minimalstreetstyle | Waist belt for a retro look

So there you go, glamistas, a personal ode to the magic of fashion, which probably captivated me many years ago without me even noticing, until one day I felt the need to discuss it weekly with the whole of the Internet 😀

I don’t know if many of you will feel the same way about fashion, but I hope you enjoyed this post and that you keep on creating beautiful pieces of art with your style and attitude, to keep us all inspired, to keep us all empowered ♥

Peace&Love

Saida

vintage camera icon

Szilvia Szalai

{ZARA men’s shirt} {Vintage cream jeans} {Primark belt & shoes} {H&M sunglasses}
{Fabrica de Imaginacion crochet bag} {Lilac Rose earrings}

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42 Comments

  1. Olga

    18th November 2017 at 10:33 am

    Such a lovely outfit!I´m obsessed with that bag:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

  2. The Style Contour

    17th November 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I think this has got to be one of my favorite outfits of yours, girlie! I love everything about it, the details are so good. I love the way that belt looks paired with the shirt, as well as how you’ve worn it off the shoulder a bit and that bag is too cute! Great styling, beauty, and thanks so much for sharing. I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

  3. glassofglam

    17th November 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I agree, Szilvia! Fashion is so much more than putting clothes on our bodies. This look you put together is absolutely beautiful!
    –Roxanne
    http://glassofglam.com

  4. Gabrielle

    17th November 2017 at 11:43 am

    I can see why you loved this photoshoot, you look so chic in these neutral shades! This is such an interesting topic too; it’s amazing how much our approach to fashion can change over the years; particularly depending on what’s going on in our lives at any one given time. This post is very well-written babe 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  5. Mariann Yip

    17th November 2017 at 12:34 am

    Love how you belted that dress shirt! Loving this color palette too! Fabulous photo! http://mariannyc.com/2017/11/14/how-to-be-a-boss-babe/

  6. Rachel

    16th November 2017 at 10:52 am

    This is gorgeous!! Love the entire outfit!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    1. Saida

      16th November 2017 at 8:03 pm

      So glad, Rachel, hope you are having a nice week!

    1. Saida

      16th November 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Annette, thanks so much for dropping by and for your kind comment. Glad you like this look!

  7. Andreea Birsan

    13th November 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Yes, yes, yes!!! Well said girl! Fashion is art and there is nothing shallow in it. It’s the best way of expressing ourselves without having to say a word! Glad you got the time to put this post together. Wishing you a great week ahead! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  8. yaramel

    13th November 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Love the outfit and the bag gave such a holiday-y touch!
    Fashion is indeed super fun!

    http://www.desiringsme.com/reasons-appreciate-smartphone/

  9. Real Girl Talks

    13th November 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Love how modern yet sophisticated your outfit looks! That blouse is the show stealer, completely elevated the whole look of the outfit, what a classic piece!
    xx
    http://realgirltalks.com/

  10. Laura Gabrielle Feasey

    13th November 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I have exactly the same with memorable moments in my life, the memories are always tied up in an outfit too, love that I’m not the only one that thinks like that! Love your earrings btw, so beautifully simple 🙂

  11. Jessica

    11th November 2017 at 6:26 am

    What a fab look dear! I love how you used a belt for your top. Those shoes are cute too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  12. Siffat Haider

    8th November 2017 at 10:24 am

    Girl, you look ridiculously chic! I absolutely love the neutral colour palette, and I am obsessed with your shirt!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  13. My Vogue Style (@Cami2894)

    8th November 2017 at 3:25 am

    Your look is just so chic girl, I love it so much!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  14. Rach

    8th November 2017 at 1:09 am

    I’m the same way and I remember different memories associated with different outfits. Love that you use fashion as a platform to express yourself.

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 4:59 pm

      I am glad to read I am not the only one Rach, we can all find solace in fashion in one way or another 😉

  15. Cindy Elena

    7th November 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I’m totally ga-ga over your earrings!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  16. Len Parent

    7th November 2017 at 4:06 am

    You look FABULOUS!! Love the white top babe! Great styling!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Much love,Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

  17. Short Girl Long Jacket

    7th November 2017 at 12:23 am

    Stunning images and outfit! And I know how you feel about fashion, I agree with you! Honestly I don’t believe people when they say they don’t care about fashion. Even if they live in jeans and sweaters they got from Walmart, they still have their favourite items and they will feel better on the occasions when they do dress up. Some of us just admit it 🙂

  18. Shanice

    6th November 2017 at 9:38 pm

    such a classic and timeless outfit! Love the light neutral colours and looking at this pictures makes me miss summer so much…I agree with what you said about fashion being an art form, I think it has so much power and beauty…I wish you a great week,
    Shanice
    http://texturecharmscolour.de/outfit-its-getting-cold

    1. Saida

      9th November 2017 at 8:17 am

      Thank you so much sweet Shanice, these were taken by the end of summer so yeah, I know how you feel 😉

  19. Steal4Style

    6th November 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Me ha encantado leer este post!! Es cierto que mucho público ya no lee los blogs, pero yo siempre encuentro muy inspirador leer sobre otras personas, sus opiniones, sus preocupaciones. Al final esto va de conocernos y de compartir. Para mí la moda fue un cambio radical en mi vida. Me dio la seguridad para sentirme bien y en mi piel día a día.
    Nos leemos, guapa!!
    Steal4Style.com

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 3:59 pm

      A mí me pasa lo mismo, Jota! Me encanta conocer a las blogueras a través de sus post y no solo sus fotos y lo mismo, sentirse bien con una misma es vital para el bienestar mental y la moda me ayuda a ello! ♥

  20. Kim

    6th November 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I love this elegant look! Neutrals are my favorite.

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 3:28 pm

      It’s such an easy yet fail-proof choice, amirite? 🙂 Hope you are having a great week Kim

  21. The Fashion Folks

    6th November 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Oh I love this outfit babe! Love the elegant style and especially the bag, such a cute pop. And I agree, fashion is a beautiful form of art. Love to explore with colors, textures, prints etc. Such a pretty way to embrace fashion and its layers! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Totally agree with you on that Mia, there are so many layers to play with (literally and figuratively) that one can never get bored! Happy week, hon ♥

  22. didieryhc

    6th November 2017 at 1:04 pm

    You are looking gorgeous my dear! I absolutely love that bag. You look like you’re ready to jet off somewhere nice and warm!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 12:38 pm

      I wish Didier, it’s just a way of reminiscing of the few sun-drenched days we had this summer in England 😉

  23. MAHRYSKA

    6th November 2017 at 11:16 am

    such a chic look!!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎
    http://www.mahryska.com

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, dear Mahryska, so glad you liked the look

    1. Saida

      8th November 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Awww thanks so much dear Nistha :*

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