Topping up Your Summer With the Best Hats in 2019
Summer 2019 is all about the accessories — and nothing completes the perfect sunny-day ensemble quite like the perfect summer hat. From the best beach hat to floppy hats and wide brim hats and other sun caps, get ready for the shade, as we take you through the best summer hats for the season.
Wide-brim fedoraA cool classic especially flattering on heart-shaped and round faces, the fedora is one of those hats that tends to not only complete an outfit, but elevate it. We love this one from Brixton, in a classic style and rich hue, which will take you easily from summer through fall.
Brixton Messer Fedora, $70
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Classic baseball capThere’s nothing easier — or more universally-flattering — than the classic baseball cap. Traditionally paired perfectly with jeans and your favourite tee, the baseball cap has become so much more versatile in recent years. Now, you can pull off a baseball cap with everything from floaty dresses to blazer-styles, adding a cool bit of casual contrast to otherwise dressier outfits.
Cotton Twill Cap, $13
The updated classicWe love the summer vibes that this updated baker boy cap gives us. From it’s classic style, this cap is updated in straw materials and features a slouchier fit, making this hat both a comfy and trendy pick that you’ll be reaching for all summer long.
Zara Rustic Cap, $30
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The runway-inspired hatThis ultra-chic straw hat makes a statement when paired with any summer outfit. With its oversized brim and structured, flat crown, this hat is all about creating (and with the right attitude, casting) serious shade.
Aritzia Hamptons Straw Hat by Auxiliary, $38
The retro bucket hatIn 2019, as far as style, everything old is new again. The eighties and nineties throwbacks continue to come in hot, and fashion accessories are no exception. Enter the bucket hat: one of the styles you probably never thought you’d see major design houses like Gucci and Louis Vuitton pushing out in new styles — and yet, here we are. While not necessarily flattering on everyone — or appropriate for any occasion — the bucket hat is a fun way to inject a little retro flare into your outfit, and we’re all for giving this throwback another shot.
Michael Kors Newsprint Logo Bucket Hat, $78
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The sun visor hatA travel staple and an easy compromise for anyone looking to shield the sun from their eyes — without messing up their hair in the process — the sun visor is a retro classic that’s back in full force for the summer.
Free People Monroe Stripe Visor, $57
The best beach hatWho doesn’t love a good beach hat? Our pick is this foldable wide-brim straw hat that keeps you protected from the sun and features a cute embroidered saying. This packable hat is low-maintenance and designed to be folded, meaning you can stuff it into your suitcase without worrying about it losing shape.
Amazon Brook + Bay Women's Embroidered Floppy Beach Sun Hat, $17
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The couture-chic gardening hatSo we’re not sure how practical this hat would actually be for gardening — except that we know this brim is definitely capable of shielding you from the sun. What this hat may lack in practicality, it more than makes up in style. Plus, there’s that ribbon, so — that’s a practical feature, right?
Ssense Jacquemus Beige 'Le Chapeau Santon' Beach Hat, $204
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The boater hatMade from 100% straw, this vintage-inspired sun hat in a boater-style provides maximum sun protection with its extended flat brim and is an easy way to stylishly accessorize a sun dress, or update casual basics like jeans and a tee.
Urban Outfitters Large Straw Boater Hat, $49
The high-crown straw hatThis straw hat comes in three colours, but we love the rich hue of this burnt-orange version. We also love the wide (but not intimidating) brim, which offers that crucial protection from the sun, and the higher crown of the hat, which will be particularly flattering on a rounder face, as the added height will balance out your face shape in a flattering way.
HM Straw Hat, $18
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