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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Stand out in this statement style.
Visors aren't just for moms anymore.
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.
Fashion girls love a frayed edge.
A white hat will brighten up all your outfits.
A bow makes everything elevated.
Gray is the perfect color to match all your beach outfits.
We love the frayed lace detailing on this.
Functional and affordable? Sign us up.
How cool is this?
We love a good update on a classic, and denim is the perfect way to make your baseball cap beach-ready.