Top off your summer looks with these great hat styles
Don’t wait until your next bad hair day to toss on a hat. Summer hats are not only super-stylish, but they also double as a sun protector, throwing some serious shade to keep you from burning.
From floppy hats that are perfect poolside companions to straw fedoras that will lend your look a touch of the tropics, here are a half dozen summer hat styles to rock in the sunny months ahead of us.
This style is so delightfully dramatic that it almost makes us feel famous when we put one on. Designer Eugenia Kim’s version of the floppy hat certainly is an investment piece, but we think the “Do Not Disturb” message on the brim is a timeless, and playful, motto that will be in style each summer when you’re lounging or reading poolside. This piece is 90 percent paper straw; 10 percent cotton and has a rich grosgrain band. Sunny – Do Not Disturb Straw Sun Hat, $440 (5% Cash Back), nordstrom.com
A close cousin to the floppy hat, this style has a more structured brim. Decorate it for next year’s Derby party, wear it to the beach or sport it to summer soirees. The black and white zig-zag design on this wide-brim hat is the perfect accessory if you want to add a “wow” factor to simple sundresses or sheaths. Zigzag Stripe Sunhat, $25 (plus 2% Cash Back), bananarepublic.com
We’re picturing this fedora as an ideal accessory to a poolside lounge chair and a drink with an umbrella straw. This classic fedora with a black sash will complement just about anything in your wardrobe or beach bag. Merona Fedora with Black Sash, $12.99 (plus .5% Cash Back), target.com
Tropical prints with palm leaves and florals are in the fashion forecast for summer 2015. Try the trend out on a baseball cap and just add denim shorts and a T-shirt for a quintessential summer look. Women’s Fashion Baseball Caps, on sale $12 (plus 2% Cash Back), oldnavy.com
Headed on vacation? Lucky you! Since it’s not practical to pack a hat box to keep your hat from getting all bent out of shape, we suggest a hat that travels well. This adorable, vintage-inspired straw visor is ready to pack up and go and won’t lose its shape in your luggage or carry-on bag. ‘Mita’ Packable Raffia Visor, $130 (plus 5% Cash Back), nordstrom.com
Summer’s classic straw panama hat gets a bohemian twist with a bright, colorful ribbon near the brim. Just spray some surf spray into your hair and let your locks dry naturally for beachy waves underneath a tropical hat that will add a laid-back vibe to any look. Straw Sun Hat, on sale $19.99 (plus 2% Cash Back), ae.com