Straw hats are our favourite summer accessory. Chic and practical, they protect your skin from the sun while looking effortless – so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find 8 of the best you can buy for summer 2021.
Whether you’re heading to the beach, the park, or anywhere else this summer, it pays to have a cute hat – not just shield you from the sun, but also to pull your outfit together.
We’re taking a page out of Brigitte Bardot’s stylebook and wearing straw hats of different kinds all season. In case you didn’t know, the late actress had a penchant for this type of accessory.
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She wore it in various styles — from classic to oversized. Speaking of oversized straw hats, they grew bigger and bolder than ever before in 2018, thanks to Jacquemus and Bella Hadid.
These days straw hats are taking the classic route and are a little more subdued but, of course, no less elegant. There are the fedora, boater, and Panama styles, the mere sight of which put us in an instant holiday mood.
How to style straw hats
At Wear Next, we always encourage you to style things in whatever way makes you feel confident and comfortable. However if you are in need of a few styling ideas, we’re also here to help you out.
Nothing says summer vacation quite like an all-white ensemble topped off with a straw hat. But you can always go the darker route if you prefer a ruffled navy mini dress.
If you want to live your cottagecore dreams this season, straw hats are perfect to top off your look with too.
No matter what look you go for though, there’s a matching straw hat for it. And we’ve found 8 of the best from ASOS, & Other Stories, Arket, and more.
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Ribbon Brim Straw Boat Hat, £29, & Other Stories – buy now
Spencer Boater Hat, £90, Lack Of Color at Selfridges – buy now
Natural Straw Easy Boater, £12, ASOS – buy now
Wide Brim Straw Ribbon Hat, £29, & Other Stories – buy now
Ultra Wide Ventura Straw Wide-Brim Hat, £160, Lack of Color at Harvey Nichols – buy now
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Sun Hat, £40, Boden – buy now
Raffia Straw Hat, £55, Arket – buy now
Scalloped Straw Hat, £118, Free People – buy now