Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Summer Essentials: A Straw Hat

As per usual -  the first glint of sunlight peeps through the clouds in early March and already I'm planning my summer outfits. After perusing through runway shows, magazines and so many blogs etc., I've finally got the jist of summer 2011. I thought I would share with you some of my favourite items and looks for this coming summer.

In times of great student poverty, I thought I was going to have to swear off shopping until June, at least! Luckily, a forgotten Topshop gift card came to my aid. This was a golden opportunity. With only £30 to spend, I had to choose wisely. Thankfully, I marched in with a good idea of what I wanted: a wide-brimmed, floppy straw hat. And I found one.

Hats are a great way of adding a whole new dimension to an outfit - and I really love the one I bought. A wide, round, floppy brim gives a perfect frame for your face, and such an air of effortless style!

I've complied some inspiring looks below to give you an idea of how I want to be wearing mine:

Find the sources for these images here. I'll be updating with more of what I consider to be 'summer essentials' soon. What do you see yourself wearing this summer?


Christina said...

Yes, yes, yes!

This summer I'm planning on spending as much time as I can barefoot and with long hair (you know the story).

Keep going with these super nice posts!

LuxeCouture said...

Love love LOVE! All these styles are amazing!!!

Sarah said...

I never would have thought of this! I can't wait to see you in yours!
I think if I were to ever try this look (hats have never looked good on me) then I would style it like the girl in the yellow tank, red skirt, sunglasses, and sandals--super cute!

Terezsia said...

i bought the straw hat last summer..i love it!!

Anonymous said...

so soft and fresh! truly lovely!

My blog post for today has me giggling. Please drop by and leave a comment, I REALLY want to know your anecdotes on this!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Kayla said...

Ah I desperately need a straw hat this Spring/Summer. Great blog.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

mandyface said...

here here!

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

I, too, am ready for summer clothing a tad too early...and I agree about straw hats! I have a floppy hat, and now I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a boater :)

Erin Willett said...

Oh, I definitely need to get my hands on a straw hat this summer. So cute!

Renee B. said...

Bah! This makes me want one too! So cute!!!!!

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