Hats are back, and they’re hotter than ever for summertime. All topper styles, from wide brims to fedoras, add an extra oomph of style to that t-shirt and denim shorts combo. They also help you maintain a healthy (and natural) glow by protecting that gorgeous face from the sun, and we all know nothing’s sexier than that. Ready to hoard some chic headwear? HC has scoped out the most fabulous summer hats for all styles and collegiette budgets!
The fedora is a classic fashion-forward hat for warmer weather and your go-to accessory to pull together virtually any ensemble this season. From lunch with the girls to bathing on the beach, slip on a fedora to instantly feel casual and cool.
Floral Trim Fedora: Forever 21, $12.80
Why do we love wide brim hats so much? Aside from being the perfectly sophisticated accessory for the beach, this style provides extra sun protection for your skin, and that’s always in fashion.
David & Young Woven Wide Brim Hat: Nordstrom, $12.90
Summertime is all about easy fashion. Nothing gives off a more casual vibe than the bohemian look, and this wide-brimmed version from Aldo gives you just that. With its braided rope and feather detailing, it gets you in touch with your inner boho babe.
Wetherington Hat: ALDO, $20.98
Incorporate southern sass into your wardrobe this season with a warm-weather cowboy hat. To avoid creating a costume-style ensemble, ditch the cowboy boots and instead pair your hat with a simple maxi dress. Trust us: your chic cowgirl fashion will be irresistibly adorable, y’all!
Mossimo Supply Co. Brown Cowboy Hat with Multicolored Rope: Target, $13
Knit hats aren’t just for chilly weather. In fact, they’re the perfect casual alternative to the more structured straw variety. Choosing a crocheted beret like this one from Urban Outfitters guarantees casual Cali girl vibes.
Pins and Needles Slouchy Crochet Beret: Urban Outfitters, $24
Transport yourself to the chic beaches of the French Riviera by donning this trendy topper. Its wide brim will protect that glowing skin as you radiate sophistication and glamour.
French Riviera Doors Hat: ModCloth, $28
When we discovered this elegant cloche from Nordstrom, we couldn’t help but have twenties-era envy. With its summertime hue and simply chic shape, this hat will leave you feeling like you just stepped out of The Great Gatsby.
August Hat Asymmetrical Cloche: Nordstrom, $38
Unlike the now-cringe-worthy bucket hats we loved in the 90’s, this updated and ultra preppy version from J.Crew adds a bit of sophistication to your ensemble without overdoing it. Pair it with a simple t-shirt and bermuda shorts to create a sweet and sleek summertime look.
Straw Bucket Hat: J.Crew, $39.50
Pop of Panama
It’s about time Panama hats stole the summer spotlight. Pair this Free People version with a simple flowing top and denim shorts to create a rustic yet feminine get-up.
Stella Straw Panama: Free People, $48
There’s no way we could pass up an already adorable cowboy hat that also has floral detailing. The accessory’s flat brim makes this version stand out from other western styles while still channeling that fun rodeo flare.
Cowboy Hat: Zara, $25.90
True style is all in the small details. With its silk scarf looped through grommets, this hat exudes personality!
Genie by Eugenia Kim Hat, Cecily Floppy Sunhat with Scarf: Macy’s, $73
As an essential movie star accessory, the floppy, wide-brimmed hat is a must-have to achieve Hollywood glam. Slip on this sharp black and tan version, and you might have to avoid paparazzi shots.
Mykonos Striped Beach Hat: Neiman Marcus, $64
Want to make a chic statement with your sun-blocking headwear this summer? Go bold with this irresistible hat from Anthropologie. Donning a summertime scarf as part of your sun-blocker gives an otherwise basic style a fashionable flair.
Scarf-Wrapped Floppy Hat: Anthropologie, $58
Convenience is Key
Few things are better than comfortable and convenient fashion, which is why we’re gaga over this floppy hat from Bloomingdale’s. Pack it in your beach bag or stuff it in your purse; it’ll add an extra boost of style to your ensemble no matter where you are!
San Diego Hat Company Striped Ribbon Crusher: Bloomingdale’s, $60
Bold & Bright
Dare to be bold on the beach with this vibrant red wide brim from San Diego Hat Company. With its comfy texture and sweet rope detail, this accessory couldn’t possibly get any cuter!
San Diego Hat Company Extra Wide brim Sun Hat: Zappos, $60
Fedoras come in a variety of colors and styles, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different options that cater to your personality. We particularly love this crochet-like version from Free People, because it’s light enough to keep you cool under the sun while still giving you an extra oomph of style.
Salena Crochet Texture Hat: Free People, $78
Proper Summer Topper
Neiman Marcus has done something right. Between the tan-colored fedora style and the coral scarf embellishment, this hat screams summer; you’ll look fresh and sweet with little to no effort.
Darcy Fedora, Coral: Neiman Marcus, $86
This ultra summery cloche has a 1920s feel that instantly makes it timeless. The colorblock detail updates the adorable accessory into an on-trend hat that’ll carry you through warmer weather with class.
Aqua Raffia Cloche with Colorblock Stripes: Bloomingdale’s, $78
Now is the time to incorporate tons of color into your wardrobe, so why not go all-out when it comes to the ultimate sunny weather accessory? Slip on this vibrant hat as part of an otherwise neutral-hued outfit, and we guarantee your mood will brighten.
Sun Stripe Floppy Hat: Kate Spade, $78
Dress Like a Dame
Let your fabulous self shine when you wear this simple bucket hat from Bergdorf Goodman. The shape and color are neutral enough to pair with virtually any ensemble, so you’ll feel simply lady-like no matter where you are.
Eric Javits Dame Bucket Hat: Bergdorf Goodman, $98
What are your favorite summer hat styles? Share with us below!
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