I never saw myself as a bowler-hat wearing type of girl, but have become an instant convert since becoming the proud owner of a black version from online site Folkster.

This Irish website specialises in well-sourced vintage pieces, awesome Jeffrey Campbell shoes and interesting accessories, all with a hippy/hipster edge.

The bowler is the perfect hat to top off any outfit, the simple shape and clean outline means that it can be dressed up and down, and it does a good job of keeping the rain out, without flattening your hair.

You can pick up this black bowler for €16.99 at Folkster.com, it comes in one size (57cm) which is pretty generous.

Sarah McIntyre