Monday, August 17, 2009
This week I'm rocking...
...this sunhat from Gap. With straw hats a-plenty on the high street, finding a nice cloth version is a tricky task - until I spotted this one. With its washed-out navy ticking stripes it instantly conjures up the seaside, and at £5.99 in Gap's seasonal clearance (instead of £12.50) it's a small spend for something that's going to get a good dose of sunscreen and sea salt over the summer - and, unlike straw, it's washable, too.
Plus, it fulfils my three-point check list:
1. Broad brim? Tick.
2. Lightweight? Tick.
3. Fits in my suitcase? Tick, tick and tick because, unlike more rigid hats, this beauty folds away to virtually nothing, making it a dream to pack.
I love its boho floppy style - great for the garden as well as the beach.
It looks good on Egg the Owl, too! (I added this pic so you could see the hat in true technicolour.) I source vintage/retro toys for my friend Kirsty's card company, Umpen Editions, so if Egg looks vaguely familiar you may just have seen him on the front of a greetings card.