European Wanna-Be

Ever since starting my new job at Subdued, I’ve been completely engulfed with the desire to get back to Europe.

The company started in Italy (where I studied abroad) and has over 60 stores all across Europe, so the topic is brought up in 99.9% of the conversations.

In fact, many of the programs I use on a daily basis and email correspondences are even in Italian (really wish I retained more than “Ciao Bella” and “Andiamo” from my time in Florence because it’d be extremely useful right about now).

The craving to get back to the cobblestone streets is more intense than ever, and sometimes it inspires me to dress like a straight up European Wanna-be.

From what I remember, European Style was effortless. The women biking to work just looked like they’d stepped out of a magazine and were off to another exciting day.

Effortlessly chic is always the goal, isn’t it? Cue: all black everything.

This black beret from Hat Attack is so cute, but it took me a while to figure out how to style it.

Sticking to an all-black theme was obviously the easiest route, but I look forward to warmer weather so I can pair it with a simple button down and amazing relaxed denim.

Have any of you ever worn a beret? I’m obsessed with how The Salty Blonde styled her red one from the same company…but I’m convinced she can do no wrong.

Comment below! xx

black mini skirtotk boots jessica buurmanover the knee bootsjoydoesnailsblack jacketblack turtle neckblack beretanna xihat attack nywrap skirtblack winter hat

Top, Nordstrom | Skirt, Zara | Hat, c/o Hat Attack | Boots, c/o Jessica Buurman | Bag, c/o Anna Xi


Photography by Alandra Michelle



  1. 03/24/2017 / 7:47 am

    I follow you on Instagram and love your style…especially the beret! I’m a senior at UNC Chapel Hill and I’m in a class about blogging. My blog is about fashion influencers, the role of social media in fashion, and street style…you’re definitely one of my favorite influencers! Would you mind checking out my website and giving me your thoughts? I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

    • Ashley Guyatt
      03/24/2017 / 10:35 am

      Hi Ginger! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I checked out your site and I LOVE it! Your most recent article is spot on and I completely agree – you do not need to be into the high fashion world in order to be successful, though it may seem like that with the leading bloggers sporting the priciest pieces they can find it seems.

      Really my one and only critique would be to try and make your links open in a separate tab – you use a lot of links (which I love and want to click on them all) but when they completely redirect the reader from your site, it makes that much more effort for them to reference the link, then go back to your page. If you make it easier on them and just allow them to click open every page without being taken away from your site, I think it would really help with your click rates and time spent on your site! That way they will be able to keep your page open, while referencing all of your great links simultaneously.

      Other than that, loving everything you’re publishing! Also really appreciate your different text styles/sizes. Makes it so visually pleasing and like a magazine experience.

      Your voice is also very relatable and real.

      Keep up the good work girlfriend! You’re doing great! πŸ™‚


      • 03/28/2017 / 10:46 pm

        Thank you so much for responding to me, it means alot from someone I look up to! πŸ™‚

        I will definitely change my links to open to another tab, that’s a really good point I never even noticed. Also will keep up with the text sizes, they help me stay focused and not get lost in my writing as well.

        I’m excited to keep following along and seeing your next amazing outfit! <3 Thanks again.

        • Ashley Guyatt
          03/29/2017 / 3:09 pm

          Of course love! I’m honored that you’d want to know my opinion! πŸ™‚

          So fun to connect with people in this huge world with similar passions!! Keep doing what you love and it will continue to grow into what you’re dreaming of!! xoxo

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