The Hat Storing Tricks You Never Knew

After a long hiatus from the forefront of anyone’s wardrobe, hats are making a comeback—and we’ve already amassed quite a few (dozen). While one hat once proudly sat atop our rarely used desk, now the pile that is our current collection is looking pretty sad—and uncomfortable—these days. Unlike a T-shirt that you can throw in the wash if it wrinkles in a pile on your floor, hats are less forgiving of mistreatment. Once straw starts to cave, baseball caps warp, and appliques bend, there’s little you can do to save the once-pristine topper. That’s why it’s more important than ever to store your hats correctly from the get-go and prevent any unnecessary wear and tear on your new wardrobe staples.

As your collection continues to grow, we’re telling you how to store hats—from oversize straw for the beach to sporty canvas styles to cashmere beanies and baseball caps alike. And if you’re in the market for a few more (and now know how to best care for the ones you already have!), shop some of our favorite new styles below.

Now that you know how to properly store all your favorite toppers, it’s time to stock up on some new styles!