As much as I'd like to look like Anita Pallenberg in one of her swooping floppy-brim hats or kicky fedoras, I've simply never been much of a hat person. But this summer, I've been inspired to give the accessory another shot, in part because, well, they're actually pretty practical and also because every fashion person I follow on Instagram seems to have a killer sun-hat collection.
From the beaches of Biarritz to the Cayman Islands, woven straw and sisal hats make even the plainest of beach outfits look a little more considered. And unlike beach jewelry—another major trend on the 'gram this summer—they also serve a purpose in protecting your face from harsh UV rays. Opt for a dramatic wide-brim version for lounging around on a chaise all day, or pick something a little narrower for exploring a new town.
Below, see how six bloggers wore their sun hats on holiday this summer, and shop our favorite styles from luxury milliners and mall stores alike.
Get a hat the color of the Aegean Sea—and then wear it there on vacation.
Of course Gucci's version has a floral print involved.
You can't go wrong with a classic.
This shade would look perfect with all your summer creams and khakis.
This blue is neutral enough to wear with just about everything.
The intricate weaving is impressive in itself, but the pom-poms take this hat to the next level.
Stripes are always a good idea.