Get a Head Start on Summer

The return of the sun hat means that headwear, from beanies to berets, can be worn as part of a year round accessories wardrobe. In addition to your factor 30, the wide-brimmed cover-up - in natural textures, including straw, raffia, and silk - is also an easy win when it comes to sun protection. Although, should you require a topper that’s more suited to an occasion, Miuccia Prada’s padded headbands have you covered. So, if you’ve been considering investing in some modern millinery for the summer, take note of these top 4 trends to buy into.


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Make like fashion week favourite Tiffany Hsu, and throw some serious shade with an oversized straw topper. Reminiscent of summer days in the South of France, a wide-brimmed hat in natural raffia or straw is making a comeback with luxury and direct-to-consumer brands, and with a number of styles that can easily roll away into your case, all you’ll need is your passport and a monogrammed tote to be check-in ready.

1. Personalised Straw Hat, £25.00, Edit58 / 2. Lyon Fuchsia Sun Hat, £219.77, Artesano / 3. Fringed Oversized Straw Hat, £178.00, Sensi Studio / 4. Contrast Tipped Large Sun Hat, £25.99, Zara / 5. Natural Raffia Deep Brim Hat, £423.85, Lolas Hats.


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A throwback to 90s ‘Rave Culture’ the bucket hat has had a luxe makeover. Even though it may seem like a simple casual addition to any outfit, it also has the ability to make a statement, as was demonstrated at the Fall ’19 Dior runway show where each models look was topped off by the retro style. So, look to update the everyday with an unexpected addition in tie-dye or textured cloth.

1. Multi-stripe Terrycloth Bucket Hat, £74.63, Staud / 2. Tie-dye Denim Bucket Hat, £120.00, Ganni / 3. Metallic Jacquard Bucket Hat, £290.00, Prada / 4. Multi-colour Raffia Bucket Hat, £68.00, Free People / 5. Toggle Detail Bucket Hat, £22.00, Urban Outfitters.


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A silk scarf is one of the most versatile holiday must-haves you can take on a trip. Whether you are wearing it tied simply around your head, or wrapped up into a turban for full sun protection (yes ladies, our hair needs protecting from the sun too!). The scarf also has a number of other uses, from being worn as a sarong on beach-days to converting into a bandeau top for impromptu cocktails around the pool at night. Ensure this is the first thing that goes into your carry-on.

1. ‘Offiong’ Wax Print Scarf, £15.72, Native Wraps / 2. Seashell Print Scarf, £23.00, & Other Stories / 3. Floral Printed Headscarf, £17.99, Mango / 4. Spliced Animal Print Scarf, £125.00, By Malene Birger / 5. ‘Girl In The Kimono’ Embellished Scarf, £255.00, Camilla / 6. Art Nouveau Silk Scarf, £195.00, Liberty London.


(Image Credit – Prada Spring Summer 2019/Vogue Runway, @tamumcpherson, @chrissyford)

Leave it to Miuccia Prada to spark a revival of a demure classic in the form of the padded headband. Worn with a knot or beehive in the 50s and 60s, or the velvet incarnations we saw in the 80s, which were an integral part of the Sloane Ranger uniform. Prada’s 2019 version takes the humble band to new heights in an oversized silhouette, with the crystal embellished or studded versions being the ones to invest in as future classics.

1. Monochrome Sketch ‘Sina’ Headband, £21.86, Atelier Des Femmes / 2. Toucan Embroidered Headband, £34.00, Anthropologie / 3. Padded Coral Satin Headband, £170.00, Prada / 4. Woven Straw Headband, £17.00, & Other Stories / 5. Tortoiseshell Embellished Headband, £875.00, Gucci / 6. Brown Monogram Twisted Headband, £10.00, River Island.

Words by Angela Baidoo


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