I’ve come to fall in love with hats over the past year. It used to be an accessory I never really took much interest in. I had two hats stored away in my closet that I never even remembered I owned only when I came across them every now and again while trying to rearrange my wardrobe. They were dull and nothing special as far as I was concerned which probably was the reason why they never saw the light of day. That’s pretty much what happens when you buy something only for the sake of having it. The good news is that I managed to give the hats away. Hopefully the new own can put them to better use than I did. I always tend to make the most of the pieces I own. So I told myself, if I’m to buy another hat, it’ll have to be something I should naturally remember to pair with an outfit every so often.

Deciding on what hat to buy was only possible when I had an idea of what my style really is. I’m a strong believer of your personal style reflecting your personality as an individual. Being an introvert, I tend to have a lot of conversations with my inner self if there’s any such thing. These conversations tend to be very loud and clear which then translate into my work as a creative. Hence my choice of style. I had a pretty good idea of what hat would do. I knew it would speak to me when I found it. One of the main features I was after was structure. I’m not one to bend easily from external influence so something somewhat rigid was a given. It was never going to be plain. How else can it match my rings? lol. The fedora hat was a good place for me to start while browsing online. It didn’t take long to find what I was looking for. The hat with the coin details gave me that juju vibes which is very much part of my african heritage. Great for when I’ve had an extra loud inner conversation. The hat with the studs was perfect for the minimalist look when inner conversations are low which tends to happen on a number of occasions. I must say that considering my personality before making these purchases paid off as I always look forward to throwing them on. So the next time you decide you want to buy a hat, make sure you get one that matches all of you.***If you want to edit like me, you can! Grab a copy of my eBook here.***

August 5, 2017
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Been loving the rock chic vibes as of late. Discovering my sense of style is something that has taken me some time. However, the one thing that I seemed pretty sure of was comfort. It took a lot of experimenting over a period of time and getting to know the pieces I most felt comfortable in. Denim, being one of them. If it was possible for me to wear it on a daily basis, I would. It’s no wonder why I take every opportunity I can to wear denim for a blog post.  One of the ways I found to style pieces was by recreating looks shared on shopping sites like ASOS, Missguided etc. You know when you see a model look good in an outfit and you immediately picture yourself looking like that? Well, that’s enough to convince me to try a look, lol. In most cases, it works out and in others probably not so much. But the more you get to try out different pieces, the more you start to get a feel for what YOU find flattering on YOU. I emphasise the word YOU because not everyone might agree with your style choice, but that’s okay as long as YOU are happy representing a style that is all YOU.

In the past I’ve been a little modest when styling denim on denim by going for the same match colours like in My Valentine blog post which is for the most part safe. Still in the spirit of experimenting  and sticking with comfort, I decided to pair my usual skinny black jeans with a grey oversized denim top that had string details at the back which made for the perfect bow. Together with my rocker studded boots, the only thing that was missing was a matching studded fedora hat to complete my rock chic look. As the wind blew quite strongly, my faux feather coat was the perfect cover. A look I’d like to describe as “Juju Queen”. Let me know what you make if this look and share your thoughts on styling denim on denim.
Denim on denim and a hat.

March 1, 2017
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