Sunday, 11 July 2010

Holiday Essentials - Hats



Not only is a holiday or sun hat essential to help prevent you from getting sun stroke or burning the parting on your head (I've done this a few times!), they also give a stylish edge to the most simplest of daytime outfits whether on holiday or at home.
Choose Trilby's and Panama styles to go with shorts, t-shirt and flip flops and larger glamorous or cowgirl styles with maxi dresses (although maybe not as large as Samantha's).
Either wear it to the airport, or pack it by filling it with bikini's or underwear and placing it in the middle of your case and pack the rest of your clothes around it, to prevent damage.
Lots of great styles on sale if you haven't already bought one.  Check out my favourites below.....

Miami Trilby - Was £25 now £12.50, French Connection

Panama Hat was £49 now £25 from Planet

Large Straw Hat by Pucci was £220 now £88 at net-a-porter

Straw Stetson £15 from Miss Selfridge

Don't forget if you enjoy reading my blog please vote for me under the fashion and style catagory by clinking on the cosmo link at the top left of the page, it would be much appreciated!

icon
icon

22 comments:

  1. Love the hats! Just not on me....

    I tried to vote, but I don't see the link!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love a great hat. Thanks for this post.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi I am going to do a post about hats .. when I can smile again ..not attractive look grinning with temps.
    I love hats , and as I drive with the top down whenever I can, I need to wear one not just to keep the sun from burning me but also to keep my hair out of my lipgloss.
    Fedoras are my favourite .. I also love a cowboy and a Trilby .. Great tip by the way for packing xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. A hat is a must. I could do with one. I like the Panama.

    A couple of years ago a girlfriend lent me a hat almost identical to Samantha's for my holiday. It was some expensive designer thing. I nearly got caught out on a few doors with it. I only wore it once, it was just too big. One of the seams split on the brim so when I got home I took it to my dry cleaning lady who also sews. For some mad reason she dry cleaned it after she'd sewn it up and didn't tell me at the time. When I gave it back I couldn't work out why it had shrunk and didn't fit my friends head anymore. As soon as I worked out what happened I had to own up as she started to think her head had grown in the two weeks I'd been away xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. You know, I never wear hats, but I absolutely love them. Let's bring them back.

    Enter to win a $60 gift certificate from CSN!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just finished nominating your blog for fashion & Style!! I hope you win!!! I love reading your postings!! Good luck, I hope you win.

    I Have left something for you on my latest post.. pop on over for a visit when you have a chance. or click on this link

    http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/2010/07/awards-to-share-thank-you-friends.html

    Have a great day my friend..HHL

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love these hats and they are great for keepig the sun off your head. I have just ordered a nice trilby with a big flower for holiday. Unfortunately it was too small. I must have a big head

    ReplyDelete
  8. Christina - that story is so funny, I have never laughed out loud so early in the morning!
    HHL - Thanks honey, will check it out later xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the french connection trilby.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wah... I want to wear a straw hat - my bloody head is too big! I had one once that I found at a market that happened to be big enough but it got trashed after ten days in the Bahamas. Do you know where I can get one? It needs to be a place that sells sized hats - one size may fit all but not in my case! And great packing tip by the way - I ended up carrying mine last time xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fortynotout - I too suffer from a surfeit of head (sorry, brain) and hats just look like peas popped on the top of my bonce.

    Would love to be the sort of woman who wears a hat confidently. Hmmm - perhaps a goal for July for me!

    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm currently obsessed with Panama hats. I also love the hat that Samantha is wearing. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  13. Just saw your comment and had to pop back in to vote - but the link isn't there. I see where it should be, but it's not a live link. And I know what you mean about not having time to read - some days I only have time to sneak in a page or two...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for the heads up (chortle chortle) about that Panama hat from Planet. It's exactly what I've been looking for for my holiday! x

    ReplyDelete
  15. FNO - suggest you go for a mans hat if buying online, I can't believe your head is that big!
    FT - I've had my eye on that for ages, if The Outnet has nothing for me tomorrow, I am gonna get it,it my fave for sure. My Claudia buggered up my Trilby on her hols in Cyprus, she tried to hide it from me when she got back last night - its all bent!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great packing tip! I love hats but never end up wearing them! You got my vote by the way! e xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. These are all great picks! This post has given me inspiration to increase my summer hat collection from 1 to many : )

    www.mariealamode.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love hats in the summer :)))

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Success! I finally located the website and have voted!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Good tip to buy a man's hat - I too suffer from a larger head (obviously brain is to big ;))Will head to GAP mens dept this weekend. x

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm such a hat's lover!!! I always find one to buy but I mostly never use them because here everybody stares at me. So now when I think about a new hat I look to my husband face and I can see some kind of reprove on him and most of the time I leave them back.

    Oh I've nominated you!

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  22. I took a hat very similar to that Pucci one (but a fiver from Matalan!) on holiday with me, and today I had to throw it away as it was so creased and knackered! You get what you pay for, I guess!

    ReplyDelete

Let me know your thoughts, all comments are much appreciated, I know it takes time and effort xx