Every once in a while there is a fashion accessory that seems so easy yet becomes impossible for many women to stylishly pull off, it’s not as hard as it seems! Effortlessly floppy and breezy oversized straw hats and a fashionable women’s take on the classic trilby and fedora are bang on trend for summer 2011.

Cute straw hats are a blessing for bad hair days! anybody can pull this look off, just team with a floaty summery dress, oversized sunglasses and flip flops for the ultimate casual chic look for this season. Alternatively because of the hat’s major retro vibe, it will go great with high waisted shorts, jeans or skirts and anything with a retro print on it! Oversized straw hats are also a blessing for keeping your face protected from the sun, what could go wrong?!

Fedoras have a dark reputation – they were worn by gangsters and spies in Hollywood movies of the 1940’s, but recently they have made a massive fashion come back and are the favourite head gear of many A list celebs! Tema your fedora hat with a smart jacket and high waisted trousers for a super sophisticated look.

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Clare Potts

Clare Potts

Lifestyle Editor

My personal style is simple, classic, practical and almost always monochrome. My favourite thing to do is to travel; discovering new restaurants and gathering inspiration. I’m rarely found without a classic, black leather tote bag on my arm.

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