Beach days, garden parties, and outdoor concerts are just a few of the reasons you need a signature hat this summer. Keeping you cool and sun protected while adding style, the summer hat is a must. Whether your look is girly or tomboyish, vintage or contemporary there’s a cap that’s your perfect match. Click the notes to learn more about finding your best-ever hat. –– Laura Martin

Wide-Brimmed Flops are a great match for a vintage bikini, a sundress, or anything you wear with a bright red lip. This hat has a classy, vintage vibe that’s girly but not too fussy. The shape works best with medium to long cuts.

Modified Stetsons have a cool, rugged vibe that pairs well with jeans and offsets flirty dresses. This is the perfect topper if you like to wear boots with your cutoffs or if you’d describe your look as eclectic. Works with most hair lengths.

Free-Spirited Fedoras update the signature cap of the thirties and forties with a looser fabric and playful accents. The natural straw color and bright woven band pictured here add a bit of playfulness to the classic shape. Wear this with short or long cuts to add a touch of tomboy charm to any ensemble.


Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter.

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