Former Hat wearer of the year Hugh Jackman (yes there’s an award for hat-wearing) has been known to sport a straw hat in summertime and it’s also a festival fashion favourite with bands and music-lovers alike.
Carola Long of the Independent suggests a simple panama or trilby in straw as the stylish option for fair-weather hat wearers. It’s not too showy, it matches the season and with the recent sunny weather we’ve been lucky enough to have, it’s pretty much a necessity too. My personal favourites include the Red Herring green band trilby and the Tress & Co panama hat both pictured above.
The key to carrying off the look with ease is to wear your hat with confidence. Try your straw hat with casual outfits like a relaxed check shirt, denim cargo shorts and deck shoes or with a jersey top and linen trousers for a slightly dressier look.