The Best Hats to Shop for Summer Even If You're Not a "Hat Person"

A concept: finding a baseball cap I actually want to wear.

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If you haven't found a hat you'd be willing to smush in your suitcase, you've probably never come across one you truly love. Now that the sun has decided to make an appearance again, we're here to remind you that hats are chic and a great way to protect against any harmful rays. Shop our favorites—from berets to ball caps to bucket hats—that you're going to want to take with you everywhere this summer, ahead.

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A Straw Panama Hat

Halogen, $39

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A classic straw hat ideal for days spent on a boat, perusing your favorite stores on the weekends, or really anywhere you want to look like an off-duty model.

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A Gingham Baseball Cap

Rag & Bone, $125

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Let's be honest, I only got tickets to the game to wear this gingham baseball cap.

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A Denim Bucket Hat

Treasure & Bond, $25

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Take a trip to the '90s with this frayed denim bucket hat.

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A Cool-Girl Baseball Cap

Adidas, $24

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A soft cotton option that will keep all you athleisure junkies cool in 90-degree heat.

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A Fisherman's Hat

Brixton x Urban Outfitters, $29

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This yacht-approved lavender hat will pair perfectly with Chanel's new nautical-inspired cruise 2019 collection.

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A Flower Cap

Bando, $18

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"Will you accept this rose?" I ask as I question Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s existence.

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A Weatherproof Bucket Hat

Eric Javits, $295

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The solution to humid, frizz-prone rainy days? This waterproof high-gloss bucket hat that's the epitome of fashion brilliance.

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A Leather Beret

Clyde, $285

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Enter the leather beret: the final touch on all of your nighttime ensembles this summer.

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A Pom-Pom Straw Hat

Bando, $22

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This pom-pom hat is an instant mood-brightener and exactly what I'm wearing to my next happy hour.

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A "No Photos Please" Floppy Hat

BP, $25

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What I say every morning as I walk into the office—and now I won't have to.

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A Baseball Cap for the Real Fans...

'47, $25

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...As in Yankees, or bust.

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A Classic Visor

Fila, $29

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Gone are the days when the visor was reserved for your mom and her tennis friends.

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An "Out and About" Straw Hat

Kate Spade, $88

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A chic accessory for anyone who feels like they're forever on-the-go.

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A Ribbed Cashmere Baseball Cap

Rag & Bone, $175

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Found: your favorite sweater in hat form.

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A Derby-Esque Panama Hat

Madewell x Biltmore, $65

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If you're not ready to commit to this for next year's Kentucky Derby, at least consider wearing it while watching the royal wedding.

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A "Do Not Disturb" Floppy Hat

Eugenia Kim, $495

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This embroidered floppy hat is large enough for them to get the message while you lay poolside.

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A Vinyl Visor

Free People, $18

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A retro watermelon visor that will shade your face from the sun while still allowing your hair to get those natural highlights.

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A Boho Wide-Brimmed Hat

Brixton, $68

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Keep the desert vibes long after Coachella with this wool hat topped with a woven strap.

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A Suede Baseball Cap

Rag & Bone, $150

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Who said suede is only for fall?

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A Western Straw Hat

Maison Michel, $480

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A contemporary take on the Western-inspired straw hat John Mayer would most definitely be spotted in.

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A Classic Floppy Hat

Gottex, $90

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The gold floppy hat you didn't know you were missing—the perfect accent for any outfit in the beach or the desert.

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A Boater Hat

Revolve, $165

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This slightly-frayed hat fits the bill for a Fourth of July on the water or year-round.

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An Oversized Floppy Hat

Anthropologie, $68

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Otherwise known as the Upper East Side mom of floppy hats.

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