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05/062017

The hats you need for summer



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Hats are important. Whether you’re gracing the Queen with your presence at Royal Ascot or meeting mates in the park for a picnic, what you wear on your head is a top style priority this season. Lucky for you we have milliner to the stars
Awon Golding on hand to give some sage words of advice – if Lady Gaga loves her, then so do we! Here’s her pick of the perfect hat styles for four key summer events.
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Grab the Pimm’s and dust off your sundress. British summertime is here and you’re not wasting a single moment of sunshine. The aim of this look is ‘effortlessly cool’. Pair a wide-brimmed fedora or sunhat with a floaty floral dress for that perfect carefree look.
Straw Hat, £12.99, H&M
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Go big or go home! There aren’t many opportunities to wear show-stopping hats but the races are a green light for all aspiring Eliza Doolittles. Add drama to your outfit with a wide-brimmed occasion hat with statement trimmings like oversized flowers and graphic feathers. Or a smaller disc with veiling and floral detailing is sure to be a big win in the style stakes.

Hope Lace Disc Bow Occasion Hat in Ivory, £89, John Lewis

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Whether you’re clad in denim cut-offs or your boyfriend’s favourite band T-shirt, you’re going to be exposed to the elements as you shimmy from stage to stage. A hat is festival wear 101. Try a trilby or fedora as they keep you protected from the sun while you rock out.Havana Print Fedora Hat, £17.50, Marks & Spencer
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First thing’s first – don’t upstage the bride! The key to the perfect wedding outfit is subtlety with a big helping of style. I’d recommend a feathered fascinator, as they’re easy to wear, with minimal stress about how to style.
Becky Large Shantung Disc Occasion Hat in Fuchsia, £110, John Lewis

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