Heads Up: the Best Sun Hats for Summer
Make ‘sun protection’ stylish by topping off your warm-weather outfits with the best summer hats of the season
Whether you’re basking under the sun in your garden or jetting off on holiday somewhere gloriously warm, the summertime calls for a few must-have necessities: your go-to SPF, a linen shirt, a Booktok recommendation and of course, a sun hat. While you may be tempted to stick to that trusty baseball cap you found in the back of your wardrobe a few years ago, may we suggest jumping outside your sartorial comfort zone with a sun hat that combines both finesse and function? From floppy knits and colourful crochet to classic raffia beach hats, read on to find the best sun hats for all no matter your plans this summer.
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The Best Bucket Hat
Liberty Raffia Bucket Hat, £125
No longer just another festival accessory, the humble bucket hat is one of the most coveted styles of the season, as made evident by Liberty’s new raffia bucket hat. Featuring a modern take on the classic silhouette, this sun hat comes complete with Liberty’s Emma and Georgina printed leather trim and logo flower detailing.Shop Now
The Best Beach Hat
Maison N.H Paris Stella Striped Raffia Hat, £120
Synonymous with beach days, every summer wardrobe requires a raffia hat. With a chic, cloche-inspired silhouette, the Stella hat is entirely woven from raffia with striped detailing for a bohemian finish.
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The Best Baseball Cap
Acne Studios Cotton Baseball Cap, £110
If you really can’t say no to that trusty baseball cap, perhaps we can tempt you with an upgrade? This Acne Studios cap is a staple addition to your off-duty wardrobe, crafted from a durable cotton twill in a vivacious bright orange that can give your outfit that sporty-chic aesthetic, especially when paired with cycling shorts and an oversized tee - think 90s street style.Shop now
The Best Colourful Hat
Stella McCartney Logo Cotton Crochet Bucket Hat, £290
If dopamine dressing is your wardrobe goal for the summer, you can’t go wrong with Stella McCartney’s Logo Cotton Crochet Bucket Hat. Featuring a striped crochet design in red, pink, yellow and black, with the brand’s signature logo patch on the front, this hat promises days of summer delight.
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The Best City Break Hat
Loewe Anagram Bucket Hat, £375
Whether you’re off to the city for a shopping weekend or heading somewhere new for some sightseeing, a city break hat should be sturdy but easy to pack (especially if travelling abroad). Loewe's bucket hat is just the hat for the job with its herringbone cotton canvas lining to enhance its structure and a brim wide enough to protect from the sun.shop now
The Best Crochet Hat
Ganni Cotton Crochet Bucket Hat £115
Craftcore prevails yet again, as crochet tops the list of summer fashion trends. Master the kitsch with Ganni's Cotton Crochet Bucket Hat - a stylish accessory in vibrant green hues that instantly evoke happiness.
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The Best Activity Hat
A.P.C. Bob Marlon Tana Lawn Cotton Liberty Print Bucket-Hat, £125
If you’re heading off on a boat trip or adventure holiday this summer, you’ll need a hat you can guarantee won’t blow off in the wind, so this A.P.C Liberty printed bucket hat might just be the one for you. With an adjustable chin strap that can be tightened to your desire, this floral hat provides contemporary coolness with practicality.Shop now
The Best Hat for Sun Protection
Maison N.H. Michelle Wide Brim Raffia Hat, £170
While style shouldn’t be negotiated, sun protection really should be your number one priority, and a sun hat with a large brim is where you’ll find the most protection (alongside your skincare routine that is). Entirely woven from raffia, this Michelle Wide Brim Raffia Hat is a classic floppy hat adorned with a ribbon detail that can be tied around the neck for a classic finish.
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