When I first saw Sex and the City the movie, one of Carrie's looks I loved, was her sitting poolside, in a Panama hat. I was fed up with covering my head to eliviate sun stroke and locks like Worzel Gummidge with a baseball cap and was determined to go for a holiday hat of stylish proportions and was lucky enough to pick this one up in the Marks and Spencer sale last summer for just £5!
If like me, you like to be a shady lady in the Sunshine, and are so "over" straw cowboy hats, then here are my Top picks of Trilbys and Panamas.
I love this straw like trilby with its neutral colourway, only £12 from Marks and Spencer
Or this one from Jigsaw £39 with its Nautical trend blue striped band.
This black one would look fab with a black bikini or swimsuit, £14 from Oasis
The only time I have spent over £100 on a hat was when I bought a Missoni Baker Boy Cap some years ago, but this Malene Birger Panama would look just as hot around town as it would poolside, a worthwhile investment at £145 from my-wardrobe.com
Will you be wearing a hat this summer?