You can leave your hat on!
Protecting your pretty face from the sun has never been as fashionable as this summer! It all started as a duty, but it's actually a fashion statement!
There's a hat for everybody: in the first part of our hat fashion feature, we'll see how to wear the oh so chic capeline without being overdressed. But if capelines are too wide and wild for you, you can still wear the boater hat, the trendiest headgear of the season!
Silence & Noise dress, the leopard espadrilles were gifts from her best friend, thrifted hat.
"I like to wear hats to give my summer dresses a little edge"
Glassons floppy hat
Thrifted linen blouse
Loe denim scalloped shorts
Forever 21 mesh heels
Marcella protects her face from the sun with a large capeline, which adds a chic touch to her simple summer outfit.
Chain floppy hat at Topshop.com (22£)
Get Johanna's look!
Johanna's all black style and maxi dress have a maxi effect!
Alice+olivia denim minidress with a hat DIYed by her mom
"Everytime I wear this hat, I somehow feel more 'special' and 'magical'. The hat makes any simple outfit more summery and whimsical... Plus no facial tan lines with the wide brim :)"
"I chose to wear this hat because I was headed to the italian riviera with friends, and in my opinion, the Italian riviera simple calls for large hats and large sunglasses. That hat feels so glamorous to wear, so I decided to pair it with a simpler summer outfit to give it a modern feel."
Forever 21 shorts,
but with a noticeable twist: Marine's large straw hat is perfect for the beach AND for the city!
Dress: Vintage 70s prairie dress I got on ebay for $4 10 years ago.
Shirt: Vintage 60s shirt bought fromhttp:// etsy.com/shop/thobackvintage
Shoes: Union Bay
Hat: Walmart $3
"I am not much for sunglasses, so when it comes to trying to block that hot sun from my eyes, a big black hat like this one is very helpful." Victoria
hat and dress: H&M
Aude manages to make her simple dress very chic, by adding a thin belt, an ethnic necklace, and a beautiful capeline!
Boater straw hat at Asos.com (25.36$)
Get Leeloo's look!
To read Dickens without being blinded by the sun, Anouk has the solution! Ray Bans and a pretty boater hat!
"I'm usually not a hat person, but I fell in love with this hat and had to have it! I feel like a jet-setter when I wear this hat. It's so fun and definitely gives any outfit a real vintage feel."
Get Amanda's look!
Vintage denim jumper dress at Etsy.com (24$)
Vintage straw hat with navy trim at Etsy.com (15$)
The Editor's crush!
Anne Laure is the coolest girl in town with her faded grey shirt, romantic white skirt and rock'n'roll boots! We love the accessories: the gold and large bangle, the cross necklace, and, of course, the boater hat!
Bel Air short denim skirt, Topshop crop top and ballet pumps. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hoodie and H&M boater hat
"This was the first day in Paris the sun actually decided to burn hot and it was lovely, I just enjoyed the heat and let the holiday mood sink in!!!"
When celebrities get it wrong
Agyness Deyn's boater hat may be a little ... flat.
Sometimes, it's not the hat, it's the way you wear it. Lady Gaga should maybe have kept it simple... Okay, "simple" and "Gaga" are two words that don't go together at all!
Thank you to all participants!
Fashionable shops used in this feature
Marcella: Fashion Distraction
Johanna: Trendy Gourmandise
Michelle: Glister and Blisters
Kristy: Vogue Gone Rogue
Marine: Les Dessous de Marine
Victoria: Justice Pirate
Leeloo: Le Dressing de Leeloo
Anouk: Do You Like My Microwave
Amanda: The Upside of Wonder
Anne Laure: Adénorah
Camille: Camille Over the Rainbow