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25 Summer Hats You'll Love Even If You're Not a "Hat Person"

Shield your face in style.

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If you haven't found a hat you're willing to smush in your suitcase, you've probably never come across one you truly love. We're on a mission to make this happen for you. Once you find your favorite style, it'll become your go-to accessory—not to mention, your skin will thank you. We rounded up the best options on the market right now, from visors to baseball caps to bucket hats, and here's a hint: The headpieces for spring/summer 2021 are looking colorful and practical. Whatever you have planned for the next few months, be it weekend trips to the beach or picnicking in the park, you'll be excited to grab your new favorite hat before you head out that door.

A Wool Felt Hat
Jo Rancher Hat
Brixton brixton.com
$95.00

A wool felt hat is an essential for anyone's headwear collection. This Brixton rancher style hat comes at a great price point and in the perfect shade of off-white. An easy pairing with most outfits! 

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A Tri-Color Neutral Hat
Contrasting Hat
Zara zara.com
$39.90

When you can't decide on your favorite neutral color, wear all three! This contrasting hat from Zara feels summertime appropriate and wearable even with all the different hues. 

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A Versatile Straw Hat
The Ventura Straw Hat
Lack of Color orchidboheme.com
$88.00

If you're on the search for a classic straw hat that reads stylish and cute, this one from Lack of Color is a top pick. It'll complement all your warm-weather outfits, from linen pants and floral summer dresses to even denim shorts.

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The On-trend Baseball Cap
Angels Baseball Cap
Fiorucci farfetch.com
$47.00

Fiorucci has made an incredible comeback in the past decade, so this baseball cap will definitely keep you on-trend. Easy to pair with an oversized t-shirt, denim cut-off shorts and white sneakers—the perfect formula for ''casual cool."

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A Tie-Dye Bucket Hat
Unisex Bucket Hat
Fenty fenty.com
$90.00

This tie-dye bucket hat comes in a unisex style, which means it'll suit everyone just fine. To channel a little of Rihanna's swag, slip this on along with some other pieces from her Fenty collection.

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A Gondolier Style Hat
Faux Leather Band Gondolier Hat
San Diego Hat nordstrom.com
$35.21

This gondolier-style straw hat has a wide brim and a faux leather band if you're looking for a simple detail. The hat's also not extravagantly big compared to some other styles, making it great for everyday wear.

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A Waterproof Hat
Driptidoo Patent Bucket Rain Hat
Eric Javits Nordstrom
$295.00

The solution to humid, frizz-prone rainy days? A waterproof high-gloss bucket hat. This is the epitome of fashion brilliance because it'll keep you dry and stylish at the same time.

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A Bright Safari Hat
Checked Safari Hat
HENRIK VIBSKOV farfetch.com
$185.00

The Safari hat, a beloved classic, got a very bright makeover. This unique check print will be an instant summer hit. 

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A Handmade Straw Hat
Mila Straw Hat
Jolie Su lesetta.com
$395.00

The Mila Straw Hat is an artisanal piece ready to be your summer go-to. Handmade in Ecuador with toquilla straw, the craftsmanship and neutral color palette makes it ready to top off any effortlessly chic summer look.  

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A Functional Straw Hat
Valentina Straw Sun Hat with Tortoiseshell Chain
Eugenia Kim https://www.neimanmarcus.com
$435.00

Making a statement has never been easier. The Valentina Sun Hat is ready to be the dramatically oversized straw hat you've been craving while allowing you to feel carefree on windier summer days. 

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A Minimally Chic Visor
Janessa Leone Constance Visor
Janessa Leone garmentory.com
$270.00

Yes, woven visors are still a summer favorite. Beautifully woven from cane of the rattan palm, this visor is ready to hit the beach or be snapped in a street style pic for your Instagram.

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Perfect Navy Straw Hat
Nana Sisal-Straw Hat
Reinhard Plank Hats matchesfashion.com
$200.00

This Navy hat, made from sisal straw, is ready to be front and center of your summer wardrobe. We're dreaming of pairing with cream linen pants, a loose button-down, and an easy slip-on sandal. 

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A Floral Bucket Hat
Floral-Print Bucket Hat and Face Covering
Erdem matchesfashion.com
$350.00

A navy and white floral print is timeless. Plus, this Erdem bucket hat comes with a matching face covering, so you'll be not just sun safe but also COVID-19 safe this summer.

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A Lime Green Woven Hat
Le Chapeau Valensole
Jacquemus shopmcmullen.com
$330.00

Don't worry about the wide brim covering your entire face; it can easily be folded over to neatly frame your face. However, if you take avoiding the sun seriously, this will provide optimal coverage even on the sunniest days at the beach.

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A Blue Color Block Hat
Color Block Bucket Hat
Guess x J Balvin guess.com
$34.00

Guess partnered with Colombian singer J Balvin to release a line of colorful pieces, like this color block blue bucket hat. It features the brand's logo on the front and a drawstring cord to tighten or loosen your hat for the perfect fit.

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A Designer Visor
Canvas-Trimmed PVC Visor
Prada net-a-porter.com
$140.00

Avid golfers who care about their outfits will want to top off their looks with this white cotton canvas visor. The Prada logo plaque adds that signature luxury feel without being overly tasteless.

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A Woven Baseball Cap
Woven Flat Peak Cap
Thebe Magugu farfetch.com
$516.00

Finally, your favorite hat silhouette comes in a woven style. This Thebe Magugu snapback packs a punch with the red color and comes with self ties that will securely strap the hat to your head.

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A Raffia Hat
Bella Hat
Frances Grey NY francesgreyny.com
$495.00

If you like statement hats, then you need this in your closet. This dramatic floppy brim accessory is best for staging influencer photos like this in. 

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A Travel-Friendly Hat
Raffia Crochet Packable Sun Hat
Helen Kaminski nordstrom.com
$230.00

A packable raffia hat you can toss in your beach bag or canvas tote without a second thought. This hat is perfect for those who tend to be a little rough with their belongings, but still want to invest in fashionable pieces. 

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A White Straw Panama Hat
Grosgrain Band Panama Hat
Madewell x Biltmore Nordstrom
$40.60

This classic style is beloved by the likes of Meghan Markle because it's functional and stylish. Just like that jumpsuit or denim shorts you throw on without a second thought, this white hat will be your go-to for topping off your ensembles.

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A Logo Baseball Cap
Brown FF Logo Cap
Fendi farfetch.com
$395.00

You dress up for every event, even to attend baseball games. Show off your fashion smarts with this Fendi logo snapback. 

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A High-Domed Hat
Lamé Papier Hat
Gucci gucci.com
$510.00

This straw hat's most defining characteristic is the black grosgrain ribbon with a metal bee detail perched on the side. Wear this to your July 4 outdoor celebration with a baby doll dress.

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A Packable Hat
Packable Hat
Janessa Leone Revolve
$230.00

Hats take up a lot of room in your suitcase, so minimize the styles you have to bring. This woven straw option, luckily, will match with most of your outfits thanks to the color and versatile shape. 

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A Crochet Hat
Crochet Bucket Hat
Kate Spade New York Nordstrom
$78.00

Who else thinks of TLC's song "Waterfalls" when looking at this hat? This will take you right back to the '90s. Go full in on this decade with platform footwear and/or a choker.

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Wide Brim Summer Hat
Cuyana cuyana.com
$95.00

Cuyana takes a classic straw hat and gives it a modern, minimalst feel with a thin ribbon that blends in perfectly, whether you choose the black or creme one. 

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