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What She Wears: Spring Hats


Berets featured stronly in Ralph Lauren's Spring/Summer 2010 show. Photo: Getty Images

Berets featured stronly in Ralph Lauren's Spring/Summer 2010 show. Photo: Getty Images

Berets featured stronly in Ralph Lauren's Spring/Summer 2010 show. Photo: Getty Images

Hats and headwear are a part of daily life for most Irish women, yet with our ever changing weather it is hard to know what to go for as the seasons change.

I turned to both the catwalk and cool celebrity style makers for inspiration. Here are my top five choices to decorate your crowning glory with this Spring….

1) Beanie

While we wait for the weather to warm up, a classic beanie hat is a good option for staying cosy. Kiera Knightly and Gwyneth Paltrow are self confessed beanie girls but the one who really stole the show is Kate Beckinsale who was spotted in New York last month in a snug black number. Copy her style with a super snug knitted beanie from Stradivarius (€12.95), Jervis shopping centre and Dundrum Town Centre.

2) Headband

Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director Tomas Maier sent almost every one of his models down the Spring/Summer 2010 runway sporting a white headband, while actress January Jones received high praise for her choice of a black one to the Golden Globe Awards this month.

In short, headbands are big news this season. Topshop have a great selection including a crochet one, available in black or cream for £12/€15. You can experiment with colour and style to vary your everyday look while a classic headband makes an excellent choice to compliment a party outfit.

3) Beret

Embrace the Parisian look this Spring with a timeless beret. This hat is a style that suits all hair lengths - Mary Kate Olsen and T4’s newest fashionista Jameela Jamil are regularly spotted wearing theirs.

Brighten up your look and complexion with a white one a la Ralph Lauren. New Look do a great version named the Angora beret for £7/€10 and it also comes in grey.

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4) Bow Hat

Cheryl Cole caused a stir when she wore a large black bow in her hair during The X Factor and the fashion world certainly noticed. Bows are everywhere right now, so why not add a girlie, feminine twist with a hat with bow detail?

River Island has a few woolly ones, but my favourite of them all is a Ted Baker Grosgrain one from fashion website ASOS.com - it is a gorgeous warm pink colour and currently on offer from €27 down from €48. ASOS also have a number of bow headbands and hair clips.

5) Trilby

Victoria Beckham looked amazing when she touched down in Heathrow airport this month – and that was largely due to her eye-catching trilby hat.

Trilby hats can give a smart, stylish take to most outfits and are available in a wide variety of styles and shades this spring.

Reiss have a good selection including a studded one for £49/€58. This choice is ideal for the fashionista who wants to stand out from the crowd!

This article was originally published on WhatSheWears.ie. Jennifer Ennis writes for WhatSheWears.ie , a catwalk and celebrity style website.

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