Absolutely Fabulous fashion!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens this weekend. Patsy and Edina, those crazy fashon mavens are back on our screens, just the bigger version, and back in the hearts of every fashionista, even if they are too cool to admit it.

Patsy Stone’s finest moment for us came, when, a guest on morning TV, she forgot the word for accessories. Patsy, fashion editor extraordinaire, froze on live TV, and advised the viewers they could never have ‘enough hats, shoes and gloves’

Of course she meant accessories, but the word was nowhere to be found. We love accessories – they can shape an outfit, and add just that little something we need.

Instead of shoes and gloves, we’re focusing on scarves and bags with our hats – three perfect summer accessories that will make your summer wardrobe, well, absolutely fabulous.

Let’s start with hats. Summer affords us the excuse to wear hats. Big, beautiful, absolutely fabulous, floppy hats. Or maybe just a bucket hat, or a simple cap. Whatever your hat choice, wear it well!

Absolutely fabulous hats hats hats

Clockwise, from top left: Monochrome floppy hat, £22, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams, flower print bucket hat, £7.99, New Look, Multi-coloured floppy sunhat, £18, JOY, trimmed sunhat, £19.95, White Stuff, boater, £15, JOY, cut-out straw floppy hat, £9.99, H&M, Logo cap, £14.99, Superdry

Bags in summer should be one of two things – big and roomy, or small and clutchable. Choose straw beach bags with oodles of room for all your beachy needs. Pick absolutely fabulous leather bags, with, er, bags of space for all your summer work and play needs. Or pick a simple clutch for an evening cocktail party, or dinner on your holiday island.

Absolutely fabulous bags

Clockwise, from top left: Bucket bag, £39.95, White Stuff, trimmed clutch, £26, JOY, jute bag, £24.99, bird embellished clutch, £19.99, New Look, metallic shopper, £34.99, New Look, grey satchel style bag, £175, 175, Debenhams, anchor print rucksack, £39.99, Superdry

Finally, to complete our absolutely fabulous accessories trio, scarves. A floaty summer scarf is a perfect accessory for any holiday. Use it to shield you from the sun, keep the chill off at night, comfort you on the flight. Tie it in your hair, round your neck, drape it over your shoulders.

absolutely fabulous scarves

Clockwise, from top left: Bandana scarf, £4.99, New Look, floral silky scarf, £29.99, H&M, tropical print trimmed scarf, £19.99, Superdry, yellow scarf, £15, JOY, blue dotty scarf, £29.95, White Stuff, bird print scarf, £22.50, White Stuff, striped scarf, £10, Red Herring @ Debenhams

Absolutely fabulous accessories!

Wedding hats – weekly wishlist

Someone getting married? Time to get a hat! Wedding hats are on our weekly wishlist this week, as wedding season is well and truly here.

Not everyone wears wedding hats these days, but we think a wedding outfit isn’t complete without some sort of headgear. From traditional wedding hats, to something a wee bit different, fascinators or bands, just make sure when you head to that wedding, you have something on your head!

Think about the wedding – if it’s on a beach, your outfit is likely to be casual – so try a floppy hat, or a headband. If the wedding is formal, its the traditional wedding hats section for you – and the bigger the better we say – look for huge saucer styles,and intricate, unusual designs. If it’s an on-trend wedding, with hipsters aplenty, try something quirky like a cloche, perhaps.

Whatever headgear you choose, remember this piece of wedding hats etiquette – keep it on until the Mother of the Bride removes hers!

Weekly Wishlist Wedding Hats NUmbered


1.Straw cloche hat, £14.99, H&M 2. Pink fascinator, £12, BHS 3. Gold fascinator, £40, Debut @ Debenhams 4. Bright pink feathered fascinator, £100, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams 5. Navy petal fascinator, £24, BHS 6. Giant saucer blue hat, £75, Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams 7. Ribbon detail floppy hat, £12, BHS 8. Navy cut-out floppy hat, £22, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams 9. Pastel flowers fascinator, £45, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams 10. Butterfly detail large saucer hat, £120, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams 11. Monochrome floppy hat, £22,Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams 12. Straw boater, £15, JOY 13. Oversized floppy hat, £18, JOY 14. Black and cream hat, £35, BHS 15. White polka dot cloche, £10, BHS 16. Orange fascinator, £55, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams