Monday, 2 February 2015

How I wore a cloche hat...

This tan cloche hat is a long-term resident of my wardrobe and although it doesn't get worn very often, it sometimes adds the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. Cold weather often leads to pretty dull outfits from me (just check my Instagram for proof!) but although this one is pretty simple, I think it is just interesting enough. I didn't realise that a couple of the pieces from this outfit were c/o until I uploaded these pictures, I guess it proves that I don't just wear things that I am sent in the photos and then never again, this coat and these shoes are an integral part of my wardrobe. I look slightly sheepish in these photos, thanks to lots of nosy neighbours and keen dog-walkers, it is difficult to keep a straight face when you are hissing 'hurry upppp!' at Mark, haha! The 1920s and 1930s are not usually decades I am inspired by but I have been watching a lot of Poirot recently and they sure knew how to wear a hat... ;)

Coat: c/o Joules, top: Matalan, jeans: Topshop, necklace: H&M, a gift from Jules, shoes: c/o Zalando 
Since cutting my hair, there have been a few things that I have had more trouble wearing and this hat is one of them. When my hair was longer, the hat gave just a hint of 1920s style but it looked a bit costume-y when I was trying it on with various dresses from my wardrobe so I decided to go with a more modern outfit instead. Paired with MAC Vegas Volt, my favourite new peachy coral lipstick (it even suits my pasty pale skin!) it felt more modern than musty. This lovely necklace was a surprise gift from my lovely friend Jules a while ago and it is one of my favourites. The knot is simple but adds a bit of interest to plain tops and you know I can't resist a tassel! 

Watch: c/o Joshua James jewellery
These shoes are also a few years old now, I originally wore them back in March 2012 and they get pulled out when I am looking for a little bit of height and a more interesting colour than nude to wear. These Jamie jeans have been neglected in favour of my ASOS and Warehouse jeans recently but they are ideal for if you want to flash a bit of ankle or show off your shoes which you have to when they are this jazzy!


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4 comments

The Style Rawr said...

As you probably already know, I LOVE hats but I don't own a cloche! This looks so elegant on you, you always look so ladylike. ;)

Tara x

Jo said...

Cloche hats are so cute! I have a grey one which I don't wear nearly enough. It used to be quite tight on my head when I had long hair but now that my hair is super short the hat feels too big and is liable to get blown off my head! Goldilocks situation or what.

Natasha Hill said...

Lovely! I think these hats are so cute and it suits you so well Maria. - Tasha

Clare Potts said...

You look so adorable in this hat! I just can't manage to pull off a hat, wish I could! xx

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