The Style Post: That Hat…

There’s nothing I love more than the “I’m never taking this off” feeling that comes with a well thought out new purchase and my new love is just that. I’d wanted a bowler hat for a very long time now and was starting to have a small internal panic as spring drew in and they started to filter out. I managed to hunt one down (okay, exaggeration –  I knew they were in stock) in Topshop and haven’t looked back.

The thing I love about it is it works ridiculously well with my standard monochrome outfits and makes them look that little bit more put together, even if the chances are that the whole outfit was blindly grabbed from the wardrobe that morning. With that thought in mind I knew it would be the perfect companion for our trip to Edinburgh. I kept with the all black theme to avoid any dilemas whilst getting ready in the morning, and made sure my tops were slightly on the slouchy side to avoid the “food baby” look.

Naturally the neon clutch makes a return too. I actually only used this at night as I had a bigger bag for the day time, but it’s just the perfect something to add to an all black outfit and really does grab peoples attention.

I know what you’re thinking though: “weren’t you cold and why did you bother taking your sunglasses?” We actually had a stroke of luck and the weather was fairly mild with lots of sunshine, but my trusty leather jacket was on arm for when the crazy Edinburgh wind picked up – and yes, I did have to firmly hold on to my hat during those moments!


  1. studentbeauty
    25 Apr 2013 / 10:40 am

    This suits you so nicely- I never thought I'd be able to wear a hat, just because my hair is not massively compatible with them- but this post has definitely made me want to go out and get one! xx

  2. LyndseyMaeBeautyBlog
    25 Apr 2013 / 10:47 am

    this looks so good on you! im desperate for one but i cant find the 'right' one! its a stressful situation haha x

  3. Maddy
    25 Apr 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Love this hat, it really suits you! xxx

    Maddy from

  4. Stevie Hearts Makeup
    25 Apr 2013 / 1:34 pm

    This looks so nice! Love the pop of neon.

    Stevie Hearts Makeup

    Stevie xxx

  5. Diane
    25 Apr 2013 / 1:39 pm

    I bought a Trilby hat a week ago and am in LOVE with it! I find myself wearing it all the time 🙂

  6. Pippa Jones
    25 Apr 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Love the bag and how it pop of colour, the hat suits you so well!!

    Pipp xx

  7. Talisa Tossell
    25 Apr 2013 / 3:50 pm

    LOVE your clutch!

  8. Olivia Law
    25 Apr 2013 / 4:20 pm

    I LOVE how simple this is! That bag is gorgeous xo

  9. Pretty*Petite*Poppy
    25 Apr 2013 / 4:27 pm

    I've also been lusting after a bowler hat recently and have just bought one off ebay. So excited for it to arrive. I just pray it fits my weird shaped head. Yours looks great and I love your clutch!

    Denise x

  10. Tiny Alis
    25 Apr 2013 / 4:54 pm

    I love my bowler hat with a passion and I love your clutch too 🙂

    Tiny Alis.


  11. Kerry Brown
    25 Apr 2013 / 7:56 pm

    I have recently just done the exact same thing, I got mine about a week ago and I cant stop wearing it, It is all over my blog and will continue to be in the future. Im also loving your neon clutch! x

  12. Huyen
    25 Apr 2013 / 9:26 pm

    so pretty, suits you perfectly!


  13. Shradha G Loves
    25 Apr 2013 / 10:20 pm

    Love the hat on you!
    S xx

  14. Zandra May
    25 Apr 2013 / 11:34 pm

    I have this exact same hat! I love it, it goes with every outfit! X

  15. Kerry
    26 Apr 2013 / 7:22 am

    You're lucky you suit hats, i really do not! Not even wooly ones, haha! x

  16. Millie
    26 Apr 2013 / 11:08 am

    Really want to get a hat like this!! This one looks so good on you! 🙂 ♥

  17. Flick-Lily Brown
    26 Apr 2013 / 1:14 pm

    Wheres that clutch from? I love it!

  18. elzbthchlmrspps
    26 Apr 2013 / 3:28 pm

    I have been so torn with whether to get a bowler hat or not for ages even though whenever I see a post with someone wearing one I absolutely love the way it looks, but I always think I'm one of those people that can't pull of hats. You look really lovely in it though and you're wearing such a lovely outfit too

  19. Jessica Shep
    26 Apr 2013 / 8:13 pm

    you look lovely! x

  20. Katherine xo
    26 Apr 2013 / 11:09 pm

    I have this hat but don't think I can pull it off so never wear it! it looks so nice on you x

  21. Marmalade
    28 Apr 2013 / 8:47 am

    love this look, the coral clutch and hat look awesome together 🙂

    Mel x