Summer hats that are chic and protective all at the same time.

Summer Hats

When it comes to summer weather, hats are a must. Sure, your sunglasses shield your eyes from the direct rays of the sun, but when you want to give your face a little extra coverage, a hat is the way to go. Besides, they look super chic—sun or not. Here are the best hats for the summer, from extra-wide brims to retro buckets; visors, fedoras, and more.

Our Picks

1.

Halogen Packable Panama Hat

Shop Now at Nordstrom Rack

If you’ve ever tried to travel with a sun hat, you know that it’s not the easiest of feats. Shop for a malleable ‘packable’ sun hat, like this one, that won’t get damaged when you stuff it in your luggage for a long flight.

2.

Maison Michel Linen-Paper Blend Sun Hat

Shop Now at Farfetch

Have a bit of fun with your wide-brimmed floppy hat this summer by choosing one in a color, instead of your go-to tan raffia. A pretty medium blue tone will add a little pop of something different while also remaining quite neutral.

3.

Madewell Broken In Baseball Hat

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Summer sun can really get you down, and a casual borrowed-from-the-boys classic is just what you need. Add a little extra-feminine quality, however, by shopping your next baseball cap in pale pink, like this one.

4.

Miu Miu Raffia Ribbon Sun Hat

Shop Now at Fwrd

Bucket hats are a huge ‘90s trend. So, it’s time to try your hand at the look this summer. Whether hitting the beach or walking through town, have fun with the retro look and shop a bucket hat in a color or print. Why not go for one with a vintage raffia vibe and navy polka dot ribbon, too?

5.

Eugenia Kim Ricky Satin-Trimmed Hemp-Blend Visor

Shop Now at Net-a-Porter

Sometimes you really just want to let that ponytail fly, and a sun visor hat is your only option to shield your face and let your hair flow free. Don’t look to your dad in the ‘90s, though…instead, opt for a stylish woven style with a gorgeous ribbon tie.

6.

Lola Hats Rise n’ Shine Fedora

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Add a pop of color with this bright pink ribbon, tied around a straw fedora, adding a feminine touch to a more traditionally masculine silhouette.

7.

San Diego Hat Company Ultrabraid XL Brim Sun Hat

Shop Now at Nordstrom

Live your beachside fantasy with an ultra-wide brimmed straw sun hat. This classic topper makes quite the statement and is, quite honestly, super fun to style with sundresses and bikinis alike.

8.

J.Crew Textured Summer Straw Hat

Shop Now at J.Crew

Just because your sun hat is meant for warmer weather doesn’t mean that you can’t continue your love of black. With this wide-brimmed topper, you’ve got the best of both worlds.

9.

Tory Burch Brocade Reversible Bucket Hat

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Add a little whimsy with a floral option, shopping for a bucket hat with a pale floral print like this one. The best part is, with a poly/cotton blend, it won’t get ruined if it gets wet.

Pro Tip

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From whimsical floral bucket hats to packable styles; dramatic straw brims, tailored fedoras, and the like; you’re going to want to shop every single one of these sun hats for your summer travels and close-to-home walks alike.

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