Natural texture – raffia, wicker, straw – is in surplus up North. As the top half of the world enjoy their summer, a wicker bag, raffia hat and straw slide can be seen on every keen vacationer from Capri to Croatia, with a slew of celebrities opting for a little natural selection whilst on holidays, too. And while the iterations are seemingly infinite (one quick scroll on any e-tailer will tell you this), Gucci’s monogrammed raffia is fast-becoming the summer’s must-have item, seen on the likes of Lara Worthington, Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie.
While the former chose Gucci’s wide brim beekeeper-cum-bucket hat version to shield herself from the Sorrentine sun in Capri, the latter chose to take their GG raffia in visor form – and twinned while doing so.
On Kylie Jenner’s elaborate Turks and Caicos trip for Kylie Skin, Jenner and Richie twinned in matching GG raffia visors; Richie in the all-natural style, Jenner in the black-trimmed variety. Pairing the statement headwear with plain black bikinis – Jenner adding a tied t-shirt to hers – the duo posed against the lush tropical backdrop of the West Indies, making a case for the elevated, logo-adorned raffia.
The Gucci visor, a summery homage to the preppy influence that underlays the House’s narrative, combines all the trends we love – luxury logo, natural texture and neo-nostalgia – offering the ultimate accessory to tout under the hot sun. A little sporty, a little bohemian, a little look-at-me; it’s the perfect option for those who want to elevate their raffia – Gucci style. Now just to find a best friend to do it with.
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GG visor with snakeskin, Gucci, $525. shop now