Not a Hat Girl? These 17 Toppers Will Change Your Mind

I’m actually not much of a hat girl (truthfully, it’s because I prefer voluminous hair to hat head), but even I make an exception when it comes to summer versions of the often polarizing accessory. Sure, they’re not necessarily office appropriate, but for your extracurricular activities (whether they involve a vacation, a beach day, or a simple stroll around town), the addition of a lightweight (and thus hair-friendly) summer hat has benefits beyond just making you look cool (which I must admit it does). It also gives your face and skin some well-deserved refuge from the sun’s harsh rays—the consideration of which would definitely make your mother proud, if she’s anything like mine.

Have I convinced you yet? If so, shop my hat picks below, and if not, take a look anyway—they might change your mind!

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Who knew a beach hat could be so chic?

There's no accessory from Cult Gaia we don't love.

Sick of all the natural-colored sun hats? Try a darker version.

A white hat will brighten up all your outfits.

Gray is the perfect color to match all your beach outfits.

We love a good update on a classic, and denim is the perfect way to make your baseball cap beach-ready.