One of summer’s hottest trends is the over-sized, floppy hat. This classic trend is one that originated in the '70s and in recent years has made a major comeback.
Not only is the floppy hat chic, it’s functional. No longer will you have to worry about the risk that comes with exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. Instead, simply throw on your hat and instantly you are shaded in style.
If you aren’t positive that you can pull off the look or are unsure of which styles to try, there are limitless options available in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
For an affordable, girly option that will match practically everything, try this adorable straw floppy hat by Arden B. Try this option with a flowing summer dress or a pair of pastel linen shorts for an easy summertime look.
Also from Arden B., this “Lurex Woven Floppy Hat” is a more glamorous version of the oversized floppy hat and is perfect for more formal summer events. The golden ribbon detail allows you to pair it with rich fabrics, such as silk, and not look underdressed. Also available in brown, this versatile hat is sure to go with all your favorite summer looks.
If you aren’t looking to invest a lot of money in the seasonal trend, Forever 21 stores have adorable options of floppy hats at a fraction of the price. Pair one of these striped, over-sized hats with a solid one-color maxi for the ultimate beachy look.
For a preppier feel, try this nautical version of the floppy hat by Forever 21. Wear it with a pair of high-wasted shorts and simple tee for the ultimate sailor-inspired look.
Finally, you can’t forget about the classic straw floppy hat. This great option from Anthropologie is even accented with a beaded band and a fringe rim, which is what Anthropologie’s brand is known for; the little details. Whether you are headed to the beach, to lunch, or an backyard BBQ, you will be ready to beat the heat all the while looking fabulous!
Which floppy hat style are you dying to try?