Basket bags may have been the accessory of summer 2017, but there’s a new holiday accessory in town, and it’s taking over my Instagram feed.

It’s official, hats are very much in, according to the many fashion editors and influencers who’ve been sporting oversized straw hats on their beach holidays.

Even if, like myself, you’re not a hat person, you’ll appreciate the old-school glamour of the headpiece, which adds a chic finishing touch to a simple swimsuit (the must-have swimwear this season).

With this trend, be bold: honestly, the bigger the better. You can go minimal a la Jacquemus with a paired-back – though giant – version (sold out everywhere sadly), or go for a style adorned with an elegant black ribbon or a cheeky slogan (the below ‘do not disturb’) is my favourite.

And even though this is best worn on the beach, you can get away with wearing it on the cobbles too, with a linen dress or silk cami and jeans combo.

Convinced? Here are five straw hats I’m buying now.

Shop now: EUGENIA KIM Mirabel straw hat for £470 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: Raw Edge Straw Hat for £16 from Topshop

Shop now: FILÙ HATS Arenal wide-brimmed straw hat for £407 from

Shop now: SENSI STUDIO Lady Ibiza toquilla straw hat for £180 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: Stone Ribbon Straw Hat for £12.99 from New Look

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