This season is all about classic shapes; a one-piece or high-waisted bikini, accessorised with wedges and a straw hat. I’m rarely without a hat on holiday as it finishes off my outfit and creates an essential barrier between my skin and the sun. With temperatures rising in Chelsea, I’ve put together this handy headgear guide!

Wide-brimmed straw hat: A raffia sunshade is the best style partner for a swimsuit. Relax on the beach, with your straw satellite tipped slightly forwards and watch the world go by in peace! A wide-brimmed hat is ideal for a rounder face and gives instant poolside glamour with the added benefit of guarding your skin from the sun’s rays. Try out Brigitte Bardot’s timelessly tousled beach babe look.

Fedora: A fedora is a classic summer staple and can be updated to suit each season with a coloured band or scarf. Take note from the ever-stylish Kate Moss and add a classic polka dot ribbon and flower to create a unique wedding look. This style is perfect for balancing out angular cheek bones.

Visor: If you’re leaning towards a more vintage feel then opt for a straw visor (great if you have a heart-shaped face). Team yours with a high ponytail and red lipstick when out and about or with a low beach-y bun for relaxation mode. Alessandra Ambrosio and her daughter have added a sporty touch by taking their matching visors to the waves!

I LOVE the Biondi packable hat for the beach or this Seeberger visor for exploring!