As I’m working on getting my little business ready to launch, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give a complete introduction to what Acaciamary Millinery really is. Yes, it is a hat shop, but just selling hats has not been my primary desire. To me, a hat is more than a something to warm my head, it’s the final touch to feeling confident and wholly embracing my personal style, and that’s what I want to share with you.
Personal style can be a daunting thing to try ‘create’. Trust me, I’ve had many a day I despaired over my wardrobe thinking only one or two of my garments were truly ME. After many years though, I’ve slowly come to the realisation that I don’t need that Perfectly curated insta-worthy wardrobe to embrace my personal style. Your personal style comes from How you dress, not what you dress in. How you pair that 6-year-old button down with the skirt you just re-discovered at the bottom of your month high dirty laundry pile. How you find an old scrunchie at the back of a draw and pair it with the pair of earrings your mother-in-law gave you last Christmas.
Do you tuck the shirt in? Hair up or down? Socks? No, too hot. Sandals it is.
No matter what clothes you put on, each of those decisions are You creating your personal style. I find the biggest trap in falling out of love with your style, is not buying things you Love. Because slowly, if each time you buy a piece you choose the one you get excited putting on, rather than the ‘sensibile’ choice, without you even realising, your wardrobe will see far less listless staring, and far more excitement.
Image: See here the classic white button down, but with these little ruffles around the edges I loved. The round sunglasses, which may not be the most UV protective, but I feel like I look good when I put them on. And the (faux) Fur Coat with a flared skirt. I needed to invest in a good coat, why not make sure I loved it aesthetically as much as it kept me warm!
With Acaciamary Millinery, I wanted to create a brand that did nothing but help people embrace the Joy in their personal style. I want my hats to be items that make you smile when you see it on your dressing table. A piece you love and find any excuse to wear because it makes you Happy. An item that makes you feel confident in your style, something that makes you feel confident to wear exactly what you want, no matter how outrageous.
My vision is to inspire confidence within you to embrace the joy in your personal style through creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are unafraid to express who you are. Taking inspiration from vintage fashions, bold personalities, and the bright and joyful times of life. Providing you with wearable art that highlights who you are and the things that bring you joy.