15 Summer Hats To Cheer The Spirits

Summer is on its way, lockdown or not. We’ve edited 15 straw hats that put us in a good mood, even if we can’t go out.

Is there an item that speaks so eloquently of summer as the simple straw hat? It’s a sartorial shorthand for languid, lazy, hazy days on unhurried river walks; for sundown parades by gently lapping shorelines; and for sipping glasses of cold rose over very long lunches under the sun.

Well, lockdown may have put paid to much of that this year. But if you are able to get outside at all – in the garden, on the balcony or on a walk round the block – there’s no reason to neglect your usual standards of summer style. Plus, obviously, they protect your head while looking stylish on your once weekly foray to the supermarket. Not getting out at all? Don one of these beauties anyway for your next Zoom party. I mean, we need something to raise the spirits. Here we doff our caps to a few of those that we love.

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Beverley Edmondson

Classic Unisex Panama Hat, £59

Lock & Co

Beaulieu Boater, £295


Straw Hat, £19.99

Suzannah London And Lock Hatters

Tilda Large Sun Hat, £675


Raffia Straw Hat, £55

Eliurpi, Browns

Neutral And Black Striped Maxi Straw Hat, £465


Wide Brim Straw Hat, £45


Large Straw Hat, £14.99

Sensi Studio at Harvey Nichols

Ibiza Straw Panama Hat, £275


Natural Straw Floppy Hat, £16

& Other Stories

Straw Fedora Hat, £17

Lack Of Colour, Free People

Scalloped Straw Hat, £118


Natural Straw Hat, £40

Oliver Bonas

Fabric Weave Floppy Hat, £29.50

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.