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

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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, reminder: Hats are chic and a great way to protect against harmful rays. Shop our favorites—from visors to ball caps to bucket hats—that you're going to want to take with you everywhere this summer, ahead.

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An Oversized Straw Hat

BHE: Big hat energy. Recreate Em Rata's summer '18 look with this oversized brim straw hat.  

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A Weatherproof Bucket Hat
Eric Javits Nordstrom

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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An Open-Weaved Hat
Lola Hats Matches Fashion

An open raffia 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 Floppy Straw Hat
BP. Nordstrom

The ribbon on this classic straw hat adds some charm to a casual summer look. 

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A Sporty Visor
FILA Urban Outfitters

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

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A Boater Hat

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

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A Fun Wide-Brimmed Hat

Oh, don't mind me and my party hat on the way to happy hour. 

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A Felt Hat
Free People

The metal stud detailing on this felt hat makes it an excellent modern choice. 

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A Retro Visor
Rag & Bone Net-a-Porter

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

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A Fisherman's Hat
Brixton ASOS

I'm the captain now. 

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A Visor-Sunglasses Hybrid
Urban Outfitters

Behold the brilliance that are these holographic visor sunglasses to block out the haters all summer long. 

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A Denim Bucket Hat
Hat Attack Shopbop

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

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A Western-Inspired Wool Hat
FRYE Nordstrom

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

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A Strawberry Baseball Cap
Urban Outfitters

Stay neutral at the baseball games in this simple strawberry ball cap.

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A Vacation-Ready Hat
Eugenia Kim Neiman Marcus

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


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