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    Annabel Hitchen


Summer wedding outfit with blue hat

The season of Summer weddings, Royal Ascot and garden parties is upon us! And we are so thankful to have some sunshine and a chance to wear some gorgeous Summer outfits, including some fabulous hats of course!

Whether you’re looking for a Summer Mother of the Bride outfit, a show stopping outfit for Ladies Day at Ascot or another special event… we’ve got hats and fascinators to suit all tastes and occasions.

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We’ve put together a variety of really different outfits for you, to showcase just how much fun you can have putting together looks focused around our hats! We hope they bring some inspiration and fun to your Summer wardrobe…

pink mother of the bride outfit

Pink and orange… the ultimate Summer colour combination, and so we had to start with this outfit that is all about ‘dopamine dressing’! We matched our pink and orange Maya headband with Shibumi’s classic Hepburn shift dress in Hot Pink, some fabulous orange heels and an orange and pink bag to tie the look together.

This outfit is guaranteed to make you feel happy and vibrant, perfect for a Summer wedding outfit.


vampires wife dress styling ideas, ascot outfit

Magical metallics! Summer evening wear at it’s finest… we styled our gold feather Celeste fascinator with an iconic Vampire’s Wife gold dress and pink metallic shoes and bag for a fun pop of colour. A beautiful outfit for an evening event, black tie wedding or to turn heads at Ascot!


Blue Mother of the Groom outfit, garden party outfit ideas

Beautiful in blue! Feel sophisticated and fresh in this tonal outfit, perfect for a Summer Mother of the Bride or Groom outfit or for a garden party. We styled our Molly hat with the Hepburn Dress in French Blue from Shibumi and matching blue accessories.


vintage outfit ideas for the races, polka dot dress

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with this vintage inspired outfit, perfect for a day at the races, a Summer wedding guest outfit or for another special occasion where you want to stand out from the crowd. We love this stunning vintage polka dot dress from Narrations LDN and we have styled it here with our statement Hermione hat and vintage inspired accessories. Delightful!


We hope you’ve loved these outfits as much as we’ve loved creating them, and that they’ve provided some inspiration and ideas for creating those special outfits for this Summer.


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    Annabel Hitchen