5 Summer Hats to Beat the Heat in Style

Summer HatsPhoto Credit: First Point Accessories

Most people don’t think twice about wearing a hat during cold weather. What winter look is complete without a beanie? But the summer months call for their own hat donning, too—it’s time that we start sporting straw fedoras, wide-brims, and sun hats. Protect your face from the harmful rays, cool off, and add a fun accessory with these stylish designer hats. Haute Living has rounded up five summer hats to complete your wardrobe through Labor Day.

Eugenia Kim Gary Straw Cap

Eugenia Kim Straw CapPhoto Credit: Neiman Marcus

Don’t think that messenger-style caps are reserved for the fall. Eugenia Kim’s woven straw cap brings back a retro style favorite for summertime ($265). Available in a neutral tone with a braided gold cord, the structured skull cap will be the cherry on top of any summer daytime look.

Eric Javits Maribel Wide-Brim Squishee Hat

Eric Javits Wide-Brim HatPhoto Credit: Neiman Marcus

Perfect for gardening or lying poolside (or beachside), this wide-brim hat brings back old glamour with a modern take. Thanks to Eric Javits’ signature “squishee” design, you can pack this hat and expect it to spring back to its original shape once you take it out ($295). Have your pick of white or black with this one-of-a-kind wide-brim hat.

Albertus Swanepoel “Mainz” Fedora

Albertus Swanepoel HatPhoto Credit: Barneys

Nothing says summer like some bright color-blocking on a straw hat! Albertus Swanepoel’s unique hybrid of a panama and fedora comes to fruition in this “Mainz” hat ($239). Stand out from the New York crowds with this fuchsia and red statement piece that’s sure to add spunk to any ensemble.

Gucci Guccissima-Band Straw Fedora

Gucci FedoraPhoto Credit: Bergdorf Goodman

When in doubt, stick to Gucci. The Italian powerhouse never disappoints, and this summer fedora is no exception to the rule ($450). Made with a smooth, natural straw and embellished with an elegant leather strap, this minimalistic hat keeps it chic and classic.

Eric Javits Cutie Squishee Classic Sun Hat

Eric Javits Squishee Sun HatPhoto Credit: Neiman Marcus

Now this hat takes sun protection seriously—with a built-in UV protection of 50+ UPF, you’re good to go! The tan straw-like hat features a sleek black grosgrain bowed ribbon and a structured fit for an easy, effortless summer style ($325).