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21 Hot Hats to Keep You Cool All Summer


Hot and trendy hat styles for summer 2010

As of today, June 21st, summer is officially here! And with summer comes beach outings, walks in the park, music festivals, and days laying out on your porch. There’s no denying that the endless sunshine is one of the best perks of summer- but what about those days when your noggin needs a little shade? Well, don’t sweat it my friends; all you need is a stylish hat to keep that head of yours company.

I’ve compiled a total of twenty one stylish hats into five different style categories, so whatever your taste or mood, you can rest assured that your topper will look cool and will keep you feeling cool, too. Interested? Read on!

Sun Hats

Sun Hats

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There’s a certain sophistication that comes with donning a sunhat. I don’t know what it is, but as soon as I put one on, I feel like I’m in a movie circa early Audrey Hepburn. I love them because they’re instant outfit changers. You could be wearing a plain tee shirt and a pair of jeans- but as soon as this hat goes on, wham- you’re an instant fashionista.

Sun hats are also great for those of you who don’t like being in the sun, as the brim of the hat is so wide, you’re always guaranteed shade. And depending on the color and the material, this item can be dressed up or down. Wear a sun hat to the beach or out to lunch; no matter where you go, you’re guaranteed to look chic.

Straw Hats

Straw Hats

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Straw hats are great: they’re light, easy to carry, and instantly make you look cool without giving off that “trying too hard” vibe. These hats are a great for when you’re going somewhere casual like the park or a music festival because they up the fashion ante while protecting your head from the sun and adding unexpected life to your outfit.


Fedora Hats

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Oh, fedoras- the ultimate trendy hat. Whether you go for straw or cloth, these babies are chock full of “it girl” style. They’re the favorite hat of festival-goers, Urban Outfitters shoppers, and celebrities “avoiding” the paparazzi. What I love about them is that they come in so many colors or styles, so whether you’re looking for a plain tan fedora or a feathered beauty, there’s a style out there for you! And what’s even better is they go great with basically everything, be it a sundress or a pair of skinny jeans.

Bucket Hats

Bucket Hats

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Bucket hats are soooo adorable, but admittedly tricky to pull off. When I think of bucket hats, I immediately think of France, picnics in the park, and other possibly vomit-inducing cutesy stuff (but that’s just the cynic in me, haha). This hat is instinctively for the prep in all of us and should be paired with light airy clothes. Bucket hats: cute, sophisticated, and perfect for the girly girl in all of us.

Cowboy Hats

Cowboy Hats

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For all y’all cowgirls out there, I’ve rustled up some fine cowboy hats to keep you cool as you roam the countryside or the fields. Cowboy hats are great for a day at the beach with a swimsuit, or for just laying out by the pool. They also go great with casual attire like jeans, a plain white tee shirt, or a pair of daisy dukes. Whatever you pair these with, you’ll look cool, calm, and collected.


What hat are you going to be rockin’ this summer? Or do you have two favorites? Did you like the hats I picked out? Where will you be wearing them? Whatever your thoughts, don’t be afraid to let me know in the comments!

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20 Responses to “21 Hot Hats to Keep You Cool All Summer”

  1. 1
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I’m going to be rocking a fedora which I’ve had for years, it’s awesome. I also have a sparkly fedora which I totally love and like to rock at oodd times or at the club :D.

  2. 2
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I have a black eyelet sun hat that I need to pull out this summer. Thanks for the reminder!

    xoxo Hannah

  3. 3
    June 21st, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks so much for this article! I’ve been searching for a perfect summer hat for weeks and these suggestions are definitely overdue.

  4. 4
    June 21st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I just bought a straw fedora from Urban Outfitters that I absolutely love. I feel so chic, even when I’m dressing it down with shorts and a flannel blouse.

  5. 5
    June 21st, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Love all your picks! I’ll definitely be rocking the straw hats and floppies this summer…as for the cowboy, not a fan!

  6. 6
    June 21st, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    @Yvonne, I am also not a cowboy hat fan…

    My friend Lindsay (who has the raddest style!) found a vintage fedora at a thrift shop! It was a postal worker’s hat from the ’70s! Some people have all the luck…
    I have a grrreat sun hat (black) and straw hat (tan with a red stripe), now I just need a fedora!

  7. 7
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you for the awesome pictures!!! My favorite pick is the black sun hat :)

  8. 8
    June 21st, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I also need to purchase one hat to resist the sun heating,these ones are really nice!~

  9. 9
    June 22nd, 2010 at 12:38 am

    the boater hat is my favorite!

  10. 10
    June 22nd, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Sadly I won’t be wearing any hats this summer. They just look really weird on my head of curly hair. But i love those straw hats.

  11. 11
    June 22nd, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I was so excited to see a hat I recently purchased! I am in love with my black and white striped floppy hat from kohls :)

  12. 12
    June 22nd, 2010 at 2:58 am

    love the fedora
    they should really bring in the mafia style

  13. 13
    June 22nd, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Love almost all the hats you showed! It will be hard to pick one, but I’m gonna try anyway ;)

  14. 14
    June 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I love fedoras, they are so cool!

  15. 15
    June 23rd, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Fedoras area still the best for me! I loved their designs! Even my operating system n computer is a Fedora(just sharing) :).


  16. 16
    June 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Sun hats and cowboy hats are cute.. maybe even fedoras but the other ones i dont really like.. i mean they are cute but i wouldnt wear those..

  17. 17
    September 1st, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Those bucket hats would definitely be loved by ladies which are into fashion nowadays. The designs that I saw above was definitely attractive and are definitely made for girls. Those would be very useful in times of sunny days where it covers and protects the eyes and face from the heat of the sun.

  18. 18
    September 9th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Green is in and protecting the environment and its natural resources has become a universal effort. For many consumers, “going green” will not only help save Mother Earth it will help save money, too.

  19. 19
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Love the cowboy hats!

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