7 Straw Hats for Summer

When you see straw hats hit the shops, you know summer has arrived, but this summer you’ll need to hold on to your hat, because the latest must-have accessory is on the slightly oversized side of things.

Thanks to celebrities and supermodels like Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid who was pictured on the beach, nearly nude but for a ginormous oversized straw hat by Mexican brand olmos & flores, the new rule of accessories is: the bigger the hat, the more #instaworthy the photo.

Hadid’s olmos & flores hat, which is about one metre wide, made for a magical photo and racked up the Instagram likes faster that you could say, “What is she wearing?”.

But let’s be honest, a one-metre wide hat is just not practical when you’re chasing kids along the beach at Surfers Paradise or trying to squish on to a shared bench seat during a day trip to The Farm at Byron Bay.

Luckily, the stores at Wintergarden have come to rescue your summer wardrobe, with some great hats that are practical, affordable and perfect for outdoor occasions spent basking in the sun.

My top pick is the Wide Brimmed Sun Hat from Seed Heritage, $49.95, which walks a fine line between being oversized and effortlessly cool.

Here are some other great hats instore now:

Sheike Summer Haze Hat, $79.95

Seed Heritage Oversized Sun Hat, $59.95

Sheike Eclipse Hat, $79.95 

Seed Heritage Wide Brim Panama, $59.95

Seed Heritage Rosie Sunhat, $59.95

Seed Heritage Cutout Panama, $49.95

U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.