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

The styles for this season are so cute.

Street Style: June 18 - Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019
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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. We're on a mission to make this happen for you. Once you find your favorite style, it will become your go-to accessory and your skin will thank you. We rounded up the best options on the market right now, from visors to baseball caps to bucket hats, as the headpieces for spring/summer 2020 are looking colorful and practical. Whatever you have planned for the next few months, whether it be weekend trips to the beach or picnicking in the park, don't forget to grab your trusty hat before you head out that door.

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

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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A Zebra Print Bucket Hat
Hezup Hat
Daily Paper garmentory.com

This zebra print bucket hat is lightweight, made of breathable nylon, and has a mini velcro-closure pocket on the side for concealing small items. This last part is what sold us on the hat—we love a good hiding spot for our keys.

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

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

Guess partnered with Colombian singer J Balvin to release a line of colorful pieces, including 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 Tri-Color Neutral Hat
Contrasting Hat
Zara zara.com

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 Pink Baseball Cap
Distressed Embroidered Baseball Cap
Off-White farfetch.com

This baseball cap has a worn-in feel thanks to the purposefully distressed design. Meanwhile, the pink color makes the sporty hat feel more feminine, so you get the best of both worlds.

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

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

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 Gondolier Style Hat
Faux Leather Band Gondolier Hat
San Diego Hat nordstrom.com

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 Woven Baseball Cap
Woven Flat Peak Cap
Thebe Magugu farfetch.com

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

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

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

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 Waterproof Hat
A Weatherproof Bucket Hat
Eric Javits Nordstrom

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 Logo Baseball Cap
Brown FF Logo Cap
Fendi farfetch.com

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

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 Felt Fedora
Joanna Cotton II Hat
Brixton Revolve

Everyone needs a good suede hat in their collection. We love this one for its neutral color palette and its affordable price point. You can easily style it with a button-down or a sun dress. 

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A Crochet Hat
Crochet Bucket Hat
Kate Spade New York Nordstrom

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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A Packable Hat
Packable Hat
Janessa Leone Revolve

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 Ribbon Straw Hat
Modern Summer Hat
Cuyana Cuyana

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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