The Hat Styles to Always Keep in Your Closet

The perfect finishing touch.

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Hats don't get nearly enough love compared to shoes (opens in new tab) or handbags (opens in new tab). Perhaps because they're misunderstood? So we're here to explain the difference between a fedora and a panama hat, and why we're #TeamBucketHats. (opens in new tab) Like the perfect pair of earrings (opens in new tab) or that statement bag that ties a look together, the right hat (opens in new tab) can offer that same finished feeling. The next time your ensemble is looking a little blah, spice it up with one of the six hat style options ahead. You'll have to experiment a little with what works for you, but before you deem yourself as "not a hat person" (there's a hat for everyone out there!), take the time to peruse all your options and take all the hat selfies.

Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.