She talks Glam

She talks Glam | Hipster look | Blue cardigan, black shirt and bowler hat

Live boldly, wear a hat

Every time I think of a hat, a sweet story comes to my mind: the Little Prince having to explain the naive adult that his drawing is in reality a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. These adults don’t understand anything, they always need explanations to see through things 😉

She talks Glam | Ring details | Hipster look | Blue cardigan, black shirt and bowler hat

She talks Glam | River Cam on a cloudy spring day

For many years I told myself that I should not wear certain things on the pretext that they would not suit me, they would look ridiculous on me (but look amazing on other people), that they wouldn’t fit my style, etc. This obsession we have with putting everything into a box with a pretty little label on it, you know what I am talking about…

And of course, one of those things I always told myself not to wear were hats. Don’t ask me why, but apart from the occasional straw hat to prevent a sunstroke in the summer, it was an accessory that never really interested me, assuming they would ALL make me look stupid and ready for a costume party.

She talks Glam | Masculine coat and Bowler Hat | All black outfit

She talks Glam | Masculine coat and Bowler Hat | All black outfit

She talks Glam | Hipster look | Blue cardigan, black shirt and bowler hat

She talks Glam | Hipster look | Blue cardigan, black shirt and bowler hat

I was reading some blog posts last week, and I read a piece of advice that stuck with me.

As the gorgeous Amy from The Luxi Look put it, quoting Mary Schmich:

Do one thing a day that scares you.” […] Not to be dramatic, but if you’re not doing things that scare you, facing your fears, making mistakes, trying new things, are you really living?!”

I know what you are thinking, “wearing a bowler hat in good ol’ England is not precisely in my top 10 of scary things to overcome”. However the key factor is that it was not my easy choice, but rather something I had always wanted to try and that I had to bring myself to do, like eating cauliflower or exercising twice a week. For you it could be that pink hair you’ve wanted for so long, or daring to wear animal prints or bright colours… you get my point 🙂

She talks Glam | Masculine coat and Bowler Hat | All black outfit over an orange backdrop

She talks Glam | Detail of a Purple Lavender Flower

She talks Glam | Bowler hat and blue cardigan | Blooming tree

I never used to wear hats… Until now!

Until the moment I decided life is too short not to try things out for fear of embarrassment or betrayal to one’s personal aesthetic. If anything, I believe fashion is a very creative field where we are encouraged to experiment, to hit & miss, to learn from mistakes and enjoy along the way!

This cute bowler hat was the first headwear addition to my wardrobe this year and I am sure I will be including it in future outfits during the colder months. In these pics, it completed the simple outfit and actually pretty much stole the show together with all the blooming trees of this gorgeous city! It felt good to wear the hat, like a small style test, a step outside my comfort zone, a mission accomplished.

Hope you like the result, glamistas! ♥

She talks Glam | Hipster look | Blue cardigan, black shirt and bowler hat
She talks Glam | Hipster look | Blue cardigan, black shirt and bowler hat

This week, I dare you to try and wear that piece of clothing that is sitting in your wardrobe because you think it doesn’t fully suit your style. Get out there and own it, make it as yours as your favourite pair of jeans, ignore those labels you may have been putting on yourself and remember to have fun!

Happy Sunday, lovely peeps!

Saida

{Zara Masculine Coat} {H&M Jeans & Bowler hat}

{Primark Shirt & Loafers} {Mango Cardigan} {Primark bag} {H&M Rings}

 

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47 Comments

  1. Mel

    5th April 2017 at 7:00 pm

    So true!! I absolutely love hats but I’ve never dared to buy one haha I guess we’re not all as bold 😛 You rock the hat look, so I’m sure you’ll find it less and less challenging! Time to find the next test…

    1. Saida

      2nd April 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Awww, thank you gorgeous, you are so kind!

  2. violettedaily

    30th March 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I love this monochrome look with a touch of blue! Nice look!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. Saida

      2nd April 2017 at 9:02 pm

      You are always so sweet Violette, thanks a lot for reading! :*

  3. yuka

    30th March 2017 at 8:43 am

    well it looks really great on you! It suits you well!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. Saida

      30th March 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Thank a lot Yuka, after this little one, I will most likely be expanding the hat collection 😛
      Sending you lots of love Xx

  4. Ashon

    29th March 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Such a chic look and you look great in this outfit. Love the first picture with the details of your cardigan with beautiful nails color and stunning rings. Beautifully captured.

    Love Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/dress-over-jeans-springs-trend-alert/

    1. Saida

      30th March 2017 at 12:20 pm

      That’s such a sweet comment, Ashon, thanks a lot for the support! The pop of colour was most definitely needed to counterbalance those grey skies 😉
      Hope you are having a great week, beautiful!

  5. Rina

    29th March 2017 at 9:50 pm

    The way you used to feel about hats and them not suiting you is how I felt about earrings for the longest time. I think part of it was I always hated that my ears stuck out a bit and I feel that earrings just draw more attention to them. Recently I’m experimenting more with them and finding that I don’t mind them! Guess my ears don’t bother me as much anymore =P

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    1. Saida

      30th March 2017 at 11:54 am

      I know exactly what you mean, we are all self-conscious about some part of other of our body, so we just wanna hide them until one day you realise they are actually normal and some people even like them 🙂 You have beautiful ears, darling
      Xx

  6. WhatWouldVWear

    29th March 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Love the hat! You look so chic, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. Saida

      29th March 2017 at 5:13 pm

      You are so sweet, gorgeous, thank you for stopping by! :*

  7. michelle

    29th March 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I didn’t wear hats up until a few years ago. Now I love them for bad hair days & lazy days. They make me look put together even when I’m not. In fact, I’m wearing one in my latest blog post 🙂

    http://www.michellespaige.com

  8. Rach

    29th March 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Glad you switched it up because I think you look great in hats and it looks so chic in all of your outfits!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. Saida

      29th March 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you, that’s so kind! :*

  9. Steal4Style

    29th March 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Me encantan los anillos!! Y el sombrero es el toque perfecto. El total black te queda genial. Me encanta tu pelo!!
    Steal4Style.com

    1. Saida

      29th March 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Gracias, linda! Me alegra muuuucho que te guste, porque para mí ha sido un pequeño desafío hasta que me animé a comprar mi primer sombrerito! 🙂

    1. Saida

      29th March 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my little corner, Caroline! Have a fab day ♥

    1. Saida

      28th March 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you, lovely! Hope your week is going great Xx

  10. Kelsey Bang

    28th March 2017 at 3:30 am

    loving your nail color! super cool outfit!

    kelseybang.com

    1. Saida

      28th March 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Well, that’s very sweet Kelsey, it’s such a nice nailpolish for spring, isn’t it? love xx

  11. Dora

    28th March 2017 at 1:01 am

    I’ve been all about hats lately! This outfit is so cute! I love the blue cardigan with your purple hair.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    1. Saida

      28th March 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Dora, I am really glad you enjoyed the post. Have a great week, girl! :*

  12. Nina

    27th March 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Beautiful photos. I like this hat on you, and love the black outfit.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Many thanks, dear Nina, I am so happy to read you liked the post 🙂 Have an awesome week! Xx

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Hahahaha, funny how for some people rocking a hat is the most simple thing in the world! You look so lovely in yours ♥

  13. Katherine Tran

    27th March 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Love your hat, it looks great on you!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 10:11 pm

      thanks Katherine, so happy you liked it!

  14. Amy Arnold

    27th March 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I love hats! You look so great in them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 10:12 pm

      That’s too sweet Amy Xx

  15. Beth

    27th March 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I understand what you mean, I am the same way with hats. This summer I am putting that aside and I am telling myself I can do it. 🙂
    You look gorgeous in this hat!!!

    xoxo…Beth
    http://www.settlingsouthern.com

    1. Saida

      28th March 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Yay, I’m really glad to read your comment Beth! We have to try and leave all our insecurities behind and enjoy a bit more. I am sure you will look fabulous with a hat! :*

  16. The Fashion Folks

    27th March 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Growing up I also felt insecure with wearing hats, it just felt too much of a statement and people thought you were “too” fashionable. But I love hats now though and one of the things I can’t have too many of hahah. Even though the style is the same, there’s a big difference (ofc you know) between a black color and a dark navy, lol!

    And love your hat, it’s adorable! Xx
    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Yes, I know exactly what you mean. My tiny hat collection is expanding and I am anticipating fun times ahead. And of course you need one in each colour to match your outfits 😉 Have a great week, gal! Xx

  17. Benita James

    27th March 2017 at 3:23 pm

    That bowler hat goes so well with your outfit, you should try it more.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Hehehe, well, now I am definitely up for incorporating hats into my outfits so I will, my dear! Sending lots of love your way Bernie ♥

  18. carmitive

    27th March 2017 at 11:13 am

    What a good motto girl! I love this look and the blue jacket is the perfect pop of color 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    1. Saida

      27th March 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks, lovely, so glad you liked it! Have a great week :*

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