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Our summer holidays might be under review because of the coronavirus lockdown, but thankfully, British summertime has got the message and is providing us with plenty of sunshine.

Investing in a good straw hat isn’t just a practical purchase (it’s not easy to lather SPF on our heads) but a fashionable one, too.

There’s something that oozes sophistication about a straw hat. We’re having visions of us sipping coffee in Italy wearing tailored shorts, a soft, airy blouse and our brand new hat.

Paired with oversized sunglasses, it’s the perfect laid-back look. It can make us look put together even if we’re feeling quite the opposite.

A whole plethora of fashion-forward celebrities agree. Everyone from Meghan Markle to Brad Pitt has one in their wardrobe, making it a fashion statement that’s here for the long haul.

With that in mind, investing in a quality straw hat will take you through to next summer and beyond. We’re not talking a quick trend with limited shelf life.

Our top straw hat picks for women

& Other Stories Women’s Scarf Straw Hat | £29

This woven hat with a silk scarf twisted around oozes elegance. The wide brim isn’t just practical – it’ll keep the sun out of our eyes – but very stylish too.

JACQUEMUS Valensole oversized straw hat | £295 at Matches Fashion

French label Jacquemus has a huge celebrity following, thanks to its supersized – and super-small – accessories. The brand’s new-season, giant straw hat will ensure you’re fully protected when venturing out in the heat.

L.K. Bennett Rosemary Large Straw Visor | Was £55 Now £38

Oozing vintage glamour, this oversized visor will keep the sun off your face and ensure you stay looking chic.

COS Women’s Bright Straw Hat | £12

Sticking with the coloured theme for women’s straw hats, this bright orange take screams summer. There’s something about it that reminds us of The Great Gatsby and we’re here for it.

AVENUE THE LABEL Sol fringed straw hat | £105 at Matches Fashion

This floppy, romantic hat conjures up visions of 18th century ladies decked out in all their finery. Pair this beauty with a loose cotton dress and sandals for the ideal summer outfit.

Biba Oversized Straw Hat | Was £25 Now £18 at House of Fraser

At £18 this hat is something of a bargain and, paired with an oversized pair of dark sunnies, will showcase your sartorial prowess effortlessly.

OSEREE Macramé Straw Beret | £125 at Matches Fashion

Yes, you are looking at a straw beret. We can’t promise it will be comfortable but we’re absolutely certain it will make you look seriously cool.

Accessorize Portofino Fedora | £25 at Very.co.uk

If you’re a fan of a fedora, you can’t do much better than this mixed print version from Accessorize. It will look gorgeous with a strappy black dress and chunky sandals.

Our top straw hat picks for men

ASOS Men’s Straw Boater Hat | £12

The boater hat is a contemporary twist on a classic look. The narrow brim and flat top is only accentuated by the thick red band around the middle.

H&M Men’s Straw Hat | £9.99

We’re a big fan of a grosgrain band on our straw hats; it adds a unique style and can be matched to outfits. This affordable take on the classic is one of our top picks.

M&S Men’s Christy’s Straw Panama Hat | £49.50

This natural, handwoven hat comes in two different sizes and has 50+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) due to its sun-smart fabric. Another practical point? It’s wipeable. Is there anything this hat can’t do?

Ted Baker Men’s Straw Trilby Hat | £39

This thick, woven straw hat has been made to last and you can tell by the intricate detailing. The base ribbon gives it an extra something, too.

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Victoria Beckham‘s kitchen became her home office on Wednesday, as she worked on her latest fashion collection at her house in the Cotswolds. The former Spice Girls star, who is isolating at her second home with her husband David and their children Romeo, Cruz and Harper, shared a look at her relatable work setup on Instagram – and became the envy of her fans in the process.

“My warm weather working from home wardrobe! Shorts & slippers. The dream,” Victoria captioned the photo, which shows her perched at her kitchen island on a wooden stool while wearing a pair of tiny denim shorts and a sweatshirt.

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While many followers were envious of Victoria’s toned legs, others couldn’t resist commenting on her gorgeous kitchen. “House goals! The stone flooring is amazing!” one wrote, while a second agreed: “Dream house.”

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It definitely does appear like a dreamy kitchen setup, with stone flooring, exposed brick walls and a bottle green wooden island unit. Copper saucepans hang overhead, while a chandelier adds the ultimate luxurious finishing touch.

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The rustic kitchen also has a pizza oven

A previous photo shared by Victoria has revealed another glimpse at the room, showing a large wood-fired pizza oven on one side, with chopped logs stacked underneath ready to cook. The aesthetic of the room ties in with the rustic feel throughout the rest of the house, which is a barn conversion located close to the celebrity haunt of Soho Farmhouse.

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The property boasts beautiful gardens too, where the family can also enjoy barbecues together in the summer, play tennis on their own tennis court, and unwind in their log cabin that houses a sauna and steam room. There is even a plunge pool on the lawn to cool down afterwards. What more could they want?!

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