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This Is How You Can Style This Summer's Coolest Hats

Throw yourself some much-needed shade.

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Our relationship with hats is usually a clear-cut, love/hate type of deal: most of us either think we’re a hat person... or not. But whether you top off every outfit with a fashion-forward beret or would sooner be caught dead in mud jeans than wear a baseball cap, we can all agree that – whether you like it or not – in the summertime, hats become a true daily essential. Not only do they keep the sun’s UV rays from obliterating the skin on our face when we’re strolling on the beach (or on the flip side, walking to work), they’re much cheaper than hiring an assistant to follow us around with a mini parasol.
 
The necessity of shade this season means that there’s no better time to get adventurous and experiment with some new styles. There’s no one-hat-fits-all principle, especially during the summer – you can try anything from a beach-friendly straw number to a high-fashion fisherman cap straight out of Anne Hathaway’s closet in The Devil Wears Prada. Or if you want to ease your way in, opt for one of the casual mediums between the two extremes: a cool-girl snapback or a floppy fedora.
 
Of course, a hat is only as great as the sum of its completed outfit, so we’ve pulled together a lookbook of this season’s most sought-after designs as styled by our favorite fashion bloggers. From the classic gingham-and-straw pairing to some daring leather-cap colorblocking, you'll find all the inspiration you need to get through the heat in style.
 
Scroll down to see how Instagram's most stylish influencers are rocking this season's (literally) must-have accessory, and  scroll down to shop our selection of summer hats for a fabulous outfit that’ll also throw you some much-needed shade:

Beach dates ⏱🌙 @rosefieldwatches #myrosefieldmoment #rosefieldsgirlgang

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oh wait sorry hold on a sec i have a pain in my kidney @daynnightfest

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I stink at captions 😎 Boots - Guess | Hat - Eden Sky | Choker - @intertwinecollection

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Prepping for the relaunched @Boutique_1 in 3, 2, 1 🇰🇷 #b1dotcom

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Out here in the beautiful streets of Athens, Greece.

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Urban Outfitters Vanessa Straw Boater Hat - $39
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Brixton Ashland Fisherman Hat - $42
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Urban Outfitters Faux Leather Baseball Hat - $19
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Free People Beach Bum Straw Boater - $58
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Eugenia Kim Sunny Hat - $495
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Free People Palapa Straw Hat - $98
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&Other Stories Straw Fedora Hat - $25
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&Other Stories Wool Bowler Hat - $38
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adidas Originals Logo Cap In Black - $19.50
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ASOS High Crown Wool Baker Boy Hat - $26
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Revolve Carmen Miranda Hat - $308
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ASOS 'Chase The Sun' Straw Oversized Floppy Hat - $29
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Anthropologie Elyse Ivory Striped Cap - $195
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Topshop Denim Bucket Hat - $30
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Nasty Gal Lone Star Floppy Hat - $24
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Florabella Harper Hat - $140
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ASOS Pinstripe Baker Boy Wool Hat - $26
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Adolescent Bucket Hat with Rose Embroidery - $35
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BP. Washed Denim Baseball Cap - $19
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Amici Accessories French Bulldog Baseball Cap - $15
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Madewell Baseball Cap - $26.50
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Topshop Jacquard Cap - $22
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Madewell Baseball Cap in Railroad Stripe - $26.50
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The Kooples Beige Wool Felt Hat With Embroidered Hatband - $250
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Anthropologie Cactus Boater Hat - $128
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Sensi Studio Palm Tree Rancher - $248
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Topshop Cherry Bomb Cap - $22
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Cover image: via @imjennim on Instagram
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