The Bowler Hat

February 6, 2018

Since I was a little girl, I admired the way South American indigenous (mainly females) wore the bowler hat with their colorful and embroidered dresses. Many years ago, a history teacher told me that the English railway workers in Bolivia were the ones that actually introduced the hat to the indigenous in early 1900's (Wikipedia also agrees). Nowadays, I still relate that hat more to the South American indigenous than to the Brits. I must confess that I'm a big fan of Charlie Chaplin and one of the things I loved about him was the way he sported his derby hat.
Even to this day, I still love derby hats and, of course, I keep one in my wardrobe. Every time I want to add extra drama to my fun ensembles, I gravitate to a hat, and the bowler hat always delivers that extra spice.

Today I'm sharing a look with mixed eras. I'm wearing pieces inspired by mid-1800's, such as my hat, to new and modern, like my bag. I also had fun mixing metals with my shoe hardware and jewelry. If you noticed, I wore gold and silver in order to give this look a little bit of 1980's bling. I honestly believe that the word "mixing" in fashion is super important if you want to create a look that is very personal, fun and of course, one of the kind.

Hat: Vintage/Shoes: Roger Vivier/Jeans: Vintage (Levi's)/Coat: Loft/Turtleneck: Calvin Klein/Bag: Mansur Gavriel/Sunglasses: Ray-Bans/Earrings: Argento Vivo/Necklaces: Vintage/Cuff: Argento Vivo/Ring: Vintage/Stretch bracelet: Gift

Below and I'm sharing more choices of bowler hats including some in diferent colors in case you don't care for black hats in general. Whichever colo you chose, make sure you wear it with confidence. 

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