Black Hats and Voodoo Dolls


The Sun has come out today here in London and I am actually contemplating taking off my second overcoat…#heatwave #quickgetthesuncreamout #isthiscalifornia ?? OK, maybe not quite California, but still Spring is definitely in the air and what with ending exams and some upcoming trips abroad that we have planned, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite winter fashion trends this year, the wide brimmed hats.

At first I couldn’t quite get my head around the large black brimmed hats that so many of Chelsea’s elite were wearing around town because they reminded me too much of Salem Witch Trial, Pilgrim father headpieces and although rocking something that dates back to the 1600s could most probably be the ultimate retro revival, the square tops and the floppy brims were just not doing it for me…

BUT out of the fire came the phoenix and as a result of their popularity, other types of large brimmed hats started appearing in the shops and those on the other hand I LOVE! A straighter edge, less flop, a more rounded top, different colours…so much choice and not a voodoo doll, pumpkin pie or black cat in sight 🙂 So here I am wearing my two favorite types of winter wide brim – A mauve version of the Pilgrim father hat and a black stiff brim round top black hat. Let me know what you think? Which ones are your favorite hats this season?





Outfit 1:

Mauve Brimmed Hat – TK MAX

White Cotton Top – BLANC DU NIL

Brown Flairs – LOIS

Silver Glitter Tattoos – GLITTER & GOLD

Green Knit Cardigan – BERSHKA

Outfit 2:

Black brimmed hat – PRIMARK


Lace Dark Green Top – LABEL

Black Lond Cardigan – MISS SELFRIDGES

Ripped Jeans – PRIMARK


Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

8 thoughts on “Black Hats and Voodoo Dolls”

  1. It must be boiling there! We are in our usual Florida roller coaster ride…aka winter. Warm and windy…rain. Clearing and windy. Freezing and windy. Freezing and sunny. Then the cycle repeats.

    Great set of photos too! And I am partial to the purple hat!

    God save the queen…and the bees!


  2. Gorgeous pictures. I love the colors–mustard yellow with deep purple draped over a few neutrals looks fantastic. I love Bershka, Bought a few things there last time I was in Europe. Looking forward to more of your posts!


  3. Wore my first black hat when i was only 14yrs old 53yrs later i still have a hat its brown velvet with a black band its french.thank u for inspiring me to get out there and wear it never ages just like women who love there shoes and there hats lol.


  4. The hats are cool, and the rest of your threads are definitely not Puritanical. Did I just say threads? It must have been the neo-bell bottoms and your peace sign V. Yes, indeed, you have that hippie girl side, Abi. You may be dressed for California, circa 1967. Far out! 🙂


  5. Nice outfits. And quite brave to take your second coat off. My eldest daughter is in London right now, and literally freezing!
    Thumbs up!


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