The Bucket Hat

by Kristen Bass in

Let's be honest, despite it being an increasingly popular trend, the bucket hat looks kind of goofy, making it a challenging look to pull off. But I love this because it keeps the trend semi-unattainable and therefore, more unique. 

I am still not sure if I can pull it off. But this particular hat holds a great amount of sentimental value for me. 

I purchased it from Wood Wood while on vacation in Berlin a couple weeks back. I had heard about this store from a friend and immediately added it to my list of shops to check out. A driving force in the European streetwear culture, Wood Wood originated in Copenhagen back in 2002 and has since expanded beyond Danish borders, opening a few shops through out Europe, including one in Berlin's Mitte district. This area is bustling with amazing shopping and great cafés, but Wood Wood is beautifully tucked away on a side street, away from the main strip and the hoards of tourists. 

Wearing this hat brings me back to Berlin, the city with no fashion rules, where anyone can wear anything, and look really cool. Thinking of that makes the look suddenly effortless, causing the goofiness of the hat to fade away.

Plus the print is amazing!


by Kristen Bass in

Right in the middle of Berlin is an absolutely huge green space called Tiergarten. It has numerous pathways shadowed by giant trees, some of which I imagine must have a great and long history. This city is full of history. I love that about it. I love that the buildings look like they have actually lived through decades of experiences, unlike in Edmonton where we tend to just tear down any architecture with a past. 

Another thing I love about Europe are the insane deals! Yesterday at the market my friend and I bought an entire crate of avocados for only one euro! And in Hamburg we went to an incredible flea market and I found a pale pink A.P.C. top for only 6€! Here I am wearing it under a jean jacket on a gorgeous walk through Tiergarten.

                Jacket Roadrunner (vintage) Top APC Shirt Gant Rugger Denim Acne Shoe Superga Bag Want

                Jacket Roadrunner (vintage) Top APC Shirt Gant Rugger Denim Acne Shoe Superga Bag Want