Summer hats have gotten an unfair reputation. People put them on when they go to the beach because they feel they have to but never wear them anywhere else. There is the idea that you only wear a hat away from the water if you’re someone like fedora-loving Justin Bieber. Hats aren’t just for the Biebs of the world or for covering up when your sunscreen isn’t enough. There are so many stylish hats in a variety of styles and colors that work for more occasions than just lounging by the pool.
Take a look at 13 stylish summer hats that will make you want to be a hat person:
1. Amy Colorblock Ribbon Trim Floppy Hat ($16, Boohoo)
You can’t go wrong with a floppy hat. They are a festival favorite but they work for all other occasions that don’t involve overpriced bottles of water and camping in tents.
2. Folk Tie Cap ($32, Topshop)
Caps aren’t just for Little League players. They’ve recently been given a fashionable upgrade. You don’t need to know anything about sports to wear this one.
3. Straw Hat ($14.95, H&M)
Straw hats aren’t strictly for the beach. This bright white one is dressy enough to wear every day thanks to the nude grosgrain ribbon.
4. Janelle Boater Hat ($68, Nasty Gal)
This oversized black boater hat will help shield you from the sun. Sorry, but you still need to wear sunscreen with it.
5. OBEY Roesecrans Bucket Hat ($42, Urban Outfitters)
Bucket hats are making a comeback. This printed navy cap doesn’t look like the old beige one that your grandpa wears when he goes fishing.
6. Light Pink Fedora Hat ($50, River Island)
Try something other than a neutral. This soft pink hat will add a pop of color to your outfit. The dusty pink shade is surprisingly versatile.
7. Concho Bead Boater Hat ($14.90, Forever 21)
If you don’t need another floppy bohemian hat in your closet, this black boater one is a different option. The Concho beads add some interest to the black hat but it is still very versatile.
8. Floral Pleated Turban ($22, ASOS)
If you’re looking for a hat to cover your face, look at other ones on the list. However, if you want a stylish hat that will keep part of your hair covered (and camouflage for your greasy roots) this one is perfect.
9. Nubby Panama Hat ($24.50, Torrid)
Swap your usual black hat for a navy one. If you still want a bit of black, the faux suede braided band is black.
10. The Floral Printed Cap ($21, American Apparel)
This definitely doesn’t look like the average baseball cap. Take note, there are other ways to incorporate florals into your look besides a dress.
11. Keep Your Friends Cloche Hat ($24.99, ModCloth)
Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan with this striped cloche hat. If there ever was a perfect hat for your floral tea dresses, this is it.
12. Straw Fedora Hat ($25, & Other Stories)
Why not let your hat be the focal point of your outfit instead of just an accessory. You don’t need to wear anything wild like the hats at Royal Ascot. This three-tone straw fedora is eye-catching but it isn’t wild.
13. Camel Panama Hat ($39.90, Eloquii)
That felted wool hat you wear in the winter is going to be very sweaty in the summer. This camel-colored panama hat is lightweight and looks much better with your maxi dress or bikini.