Twice a year, our poor wardrobes are included in the arch-known seasonal house cleaning ritual that allows us to put away/get rid of all the stuff accumulated during previous months –one can brave the weather with bare legs and vaporous blouses only for so long– and make space for new and more exciting trends, while we convince ourselves that our existing clothes are not enough to carry us through the impending season. Regular-sleeved sweaters? Pleeeeeease, that’s so last year!
The arrival of autumn is obviously one of those occasions when I can’t help but get excited about chunky knits and auburn hues… however those who know me well know that I have a problem with letting go of summer –in recent years British summers are to blame for this, although they are not always as bad as people think–, so the transition to the next sartorial cycle poses some challenges for this little fashionista (if I can be considered such?). Also, the fact that the weather doesn’t make up its mind when September knocks on our door doesn’t really help. Dear Indian summer, I had already put all my sandals away so please take your leave and let the sweater weather begin. Thanks!
In my first attempt at an autumnal outfit, I tried a look that oozes comfort and masculine vibes, because I have always loved and envied those girls who can pull this off (I even have one entire board on Pinterest dedicated to these girls) and because I have grown so fond of my fedora hat that I needed another excuse to wear it. A chambray shirt, more versatile than I had given it credit for, was the chosen top for a slightly dressy effect and I went for sandals as it was still warmish when we shot this on an autumnal day in July 😀
Switch the shoes for a pair of Oxford shoes or brogues and add a oh so trendy checked blazer and bam! Boho power suit for #ladybosses.
In terms of accessories, best to keep it simple: a nice necklace to add a touch of sparkle –totally see this with a colourful tribal statement necklace as well– and a cool bag borrowed from my sister (did I mention she has the coolest bags ever?). This one in particular is from Oficio Studio, a Spanish brand whose designs are inspired by the classic XIX century doctor-on-duty bags that you can still spot in period drama series and films.
It’s a rather heavy bag, but the quality of its vegan leather is amazing for the price point and it not only has plenty of space inside but it can also be engraved with your name or initials! How cool is that? I know I love me a good customized piece ♥
What did you think of this masculine attire, glamistas? Would you pull it off or is it too much? How would you accessorise it?
Hope you are having the best weekend! We are still in Canarias as you could see on my Instagram, where the warm temperatures are preventing us from fully embracing autumn, but hopefully charging our batteries to survive through yet another British winter 😉
Len Parent14th October 2017 at 9:42 pm
Absolutely stunning! Love this fall look. You are such an inspiration!
Have a great weekend!
Much love, Len
Saida15th October 2017 at 8:49 am
You are always the sweetest in your comments Len, thank YOU!!!
Jessica8th October 2017 at 11:53 am
Lovely outfit dear! Your hair is sooo pretty!
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Saida8th October 2017 at 6:13 pm
Thank you so much lovely Jessica, you are the sweetest!
Mica (@AwayFromTheBlue)6th October 2017 at 5:19 am
I wish I could pull off hats as well as you! I’m not a hat person, but I love them on others, the perfect accessory to your outfit 🙂
I really like your chambray shirt too, just the right amount of slouch!
Hope you are having a lovely week and enjoying your holiday. I’m sure you are 🙂
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Saida7th October 2017 at 1:56 am
I used to think the same Mica, but then started to wear them and now I am so excited for autumn and hats! Thanks so much for your sweet comment, dear, hope you are having a great end of your week
Margot5th October 2017 at 5:22 pm
I love this outfit ! Your hat is great !
Saida8th October 2017 at 6:14 pm
Thanks for visiting my little corner, Margot and glad you liked this look. I am obsessed with this hat and looking forward to styling it this fall 🙂
Rachel5th October 2017 at 3:46 pm
You look amazing! Pretty!
Saida8th October 2017 at 6:13 pm
Thank you Rachel!
Falasha5th October 2017 at 2:19 pm
I love mixing in masculine pieces and I cannot wait to shop at Primark when I am in the UK in December.
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Saida8th October 2017 at 8:58 pm
Oh you are going to love it although sometimes it takes a while to come across the hidden gems 🙂 thanks for saying hi!
Gabrielle4th October 2017 at 2:06 pm
My wardrobe also tends to take a slightly more masculine turn as the weather changes – hello Autumn! Absolutely love this hat; you really suit the style. This really is such a fab time of year with regard to fashion 🙂
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:59 pm
I do agree with you Gabrielle, autumn gives us amazing colours and a new fashion season to experiment and reinvent ourselves ♥ thanks so much for stopping by, lovely
andathousandwords4th October 2017 at 1:13 pm
This denim blouse looks amazing on you!!
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:17 pm
Ashley3rd October 2017 at 10:29 am
Obsessed with this look babe! The back drop for this shoot is beautiful! Digging the bag too!!!
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:18 pm
Awww you are the kindest Ashley, thanks so much for stopping by beauty!
poseandrepeat3rd October 2017 at 6:09 am
Loving this look, that denim shirt and sandals are awesome!
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Saida8th October 2017 at 8:19 pm
So glad you liked the look Rubi, this denim shirt will surely appear on the blog once again 😉
Shannon3rd October 2017 at 2:01 am
Love some androgynous dressing! Sometimes I think guys get all the good (comfortable) clothes! Haha Love your outfit here.
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Saida8th October 2017 at 8:21 pm
Agreed! I find myself wearing more menswear inspired outfits when the cold draws in, but I am absolutely loving it so… 🙂
Maria | Short Girl Long Jacket3rd October 2017 at 12:59 am
Total pinterest-worthy look! I’m having troubles putting away my summer clothes but I think it’s finally time for me to pull out my sweaters, sigh.Though I am looking forward to wearing my boots and faux fur coats!
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:24 pm
You are so sweet Maria, I am also having trouble with this transition to fall but as you mention, faux fur coats and sassy boots will make things a little easier 😉 big hug!
Real Girl Talks2nd October 2017 at 9:07 pm
You have pulled off this style so beautifully, absolutely love it! That hat looks so cute though 🙂
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:21 pm
Ahh thanks for your sweet comment and for stopping by Ankita, it’s always a pleasure to connect with new bloggers!
Cindy Elena Cornejo Garcia2nd October 2017 at 8:19 pm
Love how you look in this, babe! I wish I could pull of this type of masculine vibe .
xo | Cindy Elena
Saida8th October 2017 at 8:22 pm
I am sure you can rock such a look, babe! Hope you are having a fantastic Sunday. Abrazo
LENA Revealed2nd October 2017 at 2:58 pm
I’m feelin’ the masculine vibes! Nice Look!
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Saida8th October 2017 at 8:23 pm
So happy you liked it Lena! ♥
nisthasaraf2nd October 2017 at 2:18 pm
Loving the look. have styled a similar chambray piece too. Love it!
Saida8th October 2017 at 9:04 pm
really happy that you love it Nistha, chambray is such a cool fabric for all year round looks, am I right? 😉
The Fashion Folks2nd October 2017 at 1:38 pm
I love fall for its fashion too, it’s the best! And such a cozy and chic outfit. Love the casual yet polished vibe of the outfit. The hat, the bag and the shoes are pulling it together so nicely. Have a lovely week hun! Xx
Saida8th October 2017 at 9:05 pm
Thank you for stopping by lovely Mia, I am digging these menswear inspired looks lately as I told you on your post, so really happy that you guys like it as well ♥ Sending a big virtual hug!
mihabalancom2nd October 2017 at 10:56 am
Love Love your outfit, you rock it! Love your bag so much and the denim shirt it is an essential in every woman’s wardrobe.
Saida8th October 2017 at 9:03 pm
Thank you Miha, you are so sweet 🙂 I steal my sister’s bags every time I can and this one is really a gem! Sending you a big hug
Straight A Style1st October 2017 at 10:08 pm
I think you are pulling this off very well, and I love the chambray with the black pants.
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Saida8th October 2017 at 9:02 pm
You always look me with kind eyes as we say in Spanish 🙂 Hope you are having a fab Sunday, Amy Ann
Shanice1st October 2017 at 5:19 pm
The hat suits you so well, Saida! And I love the masculine vibe as well, great outfit girl 🙂
Saida8th October 2017 at 9:01 pm
hi dear, so happy you liked this outfit, means a lot sweetie
Marije van der Wal1st October 2017 at 5:13 pm
I love the bag, from the shape to the colour! And nice hat!
Saida8th October 2017 at 9:00 pm
Thank you so much Marije!
elisebythepiece1st October 2017 at 4:30 pm
I love this style! I typically don’t wear very masculine items but your having me rethink that!
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