Your Guide To The Essential Hat Styles For Spring

Consider this your definitive guide to shopping for the perfect warm-weather hat!

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    A strategically styled hat is one of the easiest ways to add personality to your look, so we turned to a few of our favorite style icons (past and present) for inspiration.

    ​Click through to shop our five favorite chapeau styles this season, and be sure to share your favorites in the comments!

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    Floppy Fedora

    As Seen On: Sienna Miller
    ​Why We Love It: A mash up of the floppy hat and the fedora; and the result is a genius chapeau concoction.

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    Brixton Piper Hat ($58)

    ​This floppy fedora will pair well with a white button-down shirt and blue jeans.

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    Hat Attack Medium Brim Floppy Hat ($90)

    ​Try this hat at your next music festival with a paisley print dress.

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    Free People Floppy Fedora Hat ($78)

    ​The braided band gives this floppy fedora a subtle western vibe.

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    Lovely Bird Floppy Fedora ($133)

    ​This rich green hue is pure eye candy!

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    Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora ($195)

    ​You’ve got some stiff style competition, Indiana Jones.

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    PHOTO: Anwar Hussein/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    Panama

    As Seen On: Mick Jagger
    ​Why We Love It: Aside from the fact that it’s Jagger-endorsed, this timeless hat pairs perfectly with every springtime ensemble you could possibly imagine.

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    Brixton Leighton Panama Straw Fedora ($66)

    ​Brown leather plus navy blue straw equals a match made in hat heaven.

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    J.Crew Panama Hat With Contrast Ribbon ($58)

    ​This neon band would compliment coral lipstick quite nicely, we suspect.

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    Janessa Leone Gloria Hat ($165)

    ​This versatile hat would be perfect to bring on a beachside holiday.

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    Lanvin Fabric-Trimmed Panama Hat ($595)

    ​You can do no wrong, Mr. Elbaz!

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    Sensi Studio Adrian Panama Hat ($152)

    ​If you’re looking for a classic version of the Panama hat, try this one!

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    PHOTO: Jean Pierre BONNOTTE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

    Boater

    As Seen On: Brigitte Bardot
    ​Why We Love It: A playful, lightweight hat with European appeal — what more could you ask for?

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    Satya Twena Boater Hat ($325)

    Our jaws dropped when we saw this darling boater. Gondola ride, anyone?

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    Albertus Swanepoel Vecchio Boater ($465)

    ​Wear this chic chapeau with red lipstick and a striped skirt.

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    Ragged Robin Straw Boater ($34)

    ​If you’ve got a garden party to attend, try this petite hat with a boat-neck dress for a noteworthy ensemble.

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    San Diego Hat Company Crocheted Raffia Hat ($45)

    ​Channel Bardot in this chic-and-easy boater.

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    Topshop Narrow Brim Boater Hat ($44)

    ​We can’t imagine any accessory that’s more fun for spring than a boater with a sash tail!

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    Sunhat

    As Seen On: Audrey Hepburn
    ​Why We Love It: Because it plays up your femininity in a fun and flirty way!

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    Eugenia Kim Sunny Woven Toyo and Cotton-Blend Sunhat ($410)

    ​A bow is a delicate and welcomed embellishment!

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    Gucci Straw Wide Brimmed Hat With Floral Silk Band ($475)

    ​From the floral silk band to the frayed rim — we can’t get over how amazing this sun hat is.

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    kate spade new york Rio De Janiero Crocheted Sun Hat ($228)

    ​Horse races, here we come!

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    Samuji Straw Sun Hat ($190)

    ​A honey-colored sun hat is simple and delightfully versatile.

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    Sole Society Ombre Floppy Sunhat ($30)

    ​We never thought we’d say it, but an ombre hat is where it’s at.

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    PHOTO: REX USA/Beretta/Sims/Rex

    Visor

    As Seen On: Rihanna
    ​Why We Love It: Step aside, Birkenstocks, the visor is in the lead for the most fashionable comeback this spring!

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    Helen Kaminski Remana Raffia & Leather Visor ($145)

    ​Raffia and leather are the perfect visor duo, don’t you think?

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    Marni Visor ($780)

    ​Practical? Perhaps not. Swoon-worthy? Absolutely.

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    Lands’ End Straw Visor ($34)

    ​Allow us to introduce you to your new beachside accessory!

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    Rag & Bone Woven Visor ($195)

    ​Not only do we adore this updated visor shape, we also die for the lace details on the back.

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    Stella McCartney Woven Straw Visor ($530)

    ​This is the most fashion-forward visor we’ve ever seen.

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Piper Hat

Piper Hat

Brixton, $58
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Medium Brim Floppy Hat

Medium Brim Floppy Hat

Hat Attack, $90
SHOP
Floppy Fedora Hat

Floppy Fedora Hat

Free People, $78
SHOP
Floppy Fedora

Floppy Fedora

Lovely Bird, $133
SHOP
Floppy Brim Fedora

Floppy Brim Fedora

Rag & Bone, $195
SHOP
Leighton Panama Straw Fedora

Leighton Panama Straw Fedora

Brixton, $66
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Panama Hat With Contrast Ribbon

Panama Hat With Contrast Ribbon

J.Crew, $58
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Gloria Hat

Gloria Hat

Janessa Leone, $165
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Fabric-Trimmed Panama Hat

Fabric-Trimmed Panama Hat

Lanvin, $595
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Adrian Panama Hat

Adrian Panama Hat

Sensi Studio, $152
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Vecchio Boater

Vecchio Boater

Albertus Swanepoel, $465
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Straw Boater

Straw Boater

Ragged Robin, $34
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Crocheted Raffia Hat

Crocheted Raffia Hat

San Diego Hat Company, $45
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Boater Hat

Boater Hat

Satya Twena, $325
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Narrow Brim Boater Hat

Narrow Brim Boater Hat

Topshop, $44
SHOP
Sunny Woven Toyo and Cotton-Blend Sunhat

Sunny Woven Toyo and Cotton-Blend Sunhat

Eugenia Kim, $410
SHOP
Straw Wide Brimmed Hat With Floral Silk Band

Straw Wide Brimmed Hat With Floral Silk Band

Gucci, $475
SHOP
Rio De Janiero Crocheted Sun Hat

Rio De Janiero Crocheted Sun Hat

kate spade new york, $228
SHOP
Straw Sun Hat

Straw Sun Hat

Samuji, $190
SHOP
Ombre Floppy Sunhat

Ombre Floppy Sunhat

Sole Society, $30
SHOP
Straw Visor

Straw Visor

Lands’ End, $34
SHOP
Visor

Visor

Marni, $780
SHOP
Remana Raffia & Leather Visor

Remana Raffia & Leather Visor

Helen Kaminski, $145
SHOP
Woven Visor

Woven Visor

Rag & Bone, $195
SHOP
Woven Straw Visor

Woven Straw Visor

Stella McCartney, $530
SHOP
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