If you're jetting to an exotic location this summer, you've probably started to make a list of all the things you're going to pack. While bikinis and sandals will be high on your list, accessories like jewellery and headwear shouldn't be forgotten.
Whether you're dressing up in the day or evening, accessorising is key and can really make you stand out for all the right reasons. Even with the simplest of outfits, a statement piece of headwear can instantly transform your look from understated to chic, glamorous and eye-catching.
If you don't often wear accessories in your hair or on your head, you may be at a loose end deciding what to pick. That's why we've done the hard work for you by compiling a selection of the most on-trend headwear right now. Here's our pick of the best:
Before you head to the beach, make sure you pop a floppy hat in your poolside bag. While it's important to protect your skin from the rays with suncream, it's equally important to keep your head cool – and with a floppy hat, you can do so in style.
The wide-rimmed, floppy hat channels the era of the stylish 60s, with fashion icons Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy frequently showcasing the trend.
Floppy hats are designed to keep your head out of the sun, with the lightweight material ensuring you don't become flustered or overheated. Whether you opt for a crochet style or a weaved effect, don't forget to complete your look with a pair of oversized sunglasses.
In a range of colours and prints, from bold and bright to neutral and subtle, be the belle of the beach in your floppy hat this summer.
Hats aren't the only way to accessorise your head since floral crowns have made a comeback this season.
Popularised by fashionable festival-goers, the addition of a floral crown will instantly make you look and feel ethereally beautiful.
If you want to go all out, choose a crown that's adorned with large 3D roses to frame your face and draw the eye. If you want to be more subtle, however, floral crowns also come in smaller designs that are less over the top, but create just as much of a statement.
Once you've chosen the perfect floral crown, you can even play around with hairstyles. Loose, beachy waves are ideal for the day, as it creates an effortless yet stunning look. A sleek up-do, on the other hand, is a great evening style and will really place your floral crown in the limelight.
For the adventurous fashionistas, lightweight scarves can be tied around your head to make a beautiful, unique accessory. Not just this, but they're also a great way of keeping your hair off your face when it's hot in the day.
Headscarves come in a plethora of prints and shades, which you can tailor to your evening outfit or swimsuit. Nautical colours and patterns look amazing when teamed with a vintage 1940s style high-waisted bikini, while our Batik Print Rayon Red Scarf looks stunning when paired with an oriental style maxi dress.
It's totally up to you how you choose to wear your headscarf, whether you opt for a cutesy bow or a wrap-around bohemian style with the tails hanging loosely over your shoulders. Whichever style you decide on though, you'll certainly look fabulous.
Embellished hair pins
If you wish to add glamour to your hair, but don't want to wear a big statement piece, smaller accessories like hair pins are the perfect choice.
This also gives you the freedom to experiment with different hairstyles, such as half-up-half-down or a pretty waterfall braid.
Dressing up on holiday is all part of the fun, especially in the evening when you can really go all out. To make your hair sparkle and shine, our White Crystal Hair Accessories will do this just perfectly. What's more, they come in a pack of ten so you could even place them around a hairstyle like a bun to create a sparkling flower effect.