The studio is seeing some wonderful outfits at the moment for the Derby and Royal Ascot with stripes leading the way in the fashion stakes.

There seems to be stripes everywhere in outfits and especially in black and white, and the theme is being continued on shoes, and even on hats and headpieces.

You can match striped outfits with a plain black hat or headpiece, or even white, but remember reds and hot pinks, and limes can cause a real stir, and a wonderful splash of colour, and you don’t have to match the shoes – black patent can look great and can be teamed with a bag to match your shoes or hat.

by Michelle Macartney

Michelle Macartney has always had a passion for Hats. And in this On Your Head Be Its twentieth year that passion for hats has helped to curate a vast array of the latest in stunning hats and headwear. In 1995 she started her business On Your Head Be It after a stint at hat making in Liberty's of London. Her love of millinery was featured in an article by journalist Rachel Bridge for The Times called "A Passion for Hats". The Studio has been featured on BBC and ITV and national and international newspapers and magazines.