Whether you find yourself to be someone who wears hats on the regular or not, there’s no better time to start wearing the accessory than summer. Between protecting yourself from the sun during those long days outside to simply wanting to give your look a little extra something for the season, topping off your summer outfits with a hat can take your style to the next level.
Of course, adding a hat on top of your warm-weather ensembles can be somewhat daunting, especially if they aren’t a regular part of your wardrobe. Not to worry, as we pulled together some of our favorite looks featuring this head-turning accessory to provide you with some sartorial inspiration.
From the perennial summer straw hat to wide brim fedoras and more, these outfits will have you ready for anything this summer while also giving you new reasons to add a hat to your closet this season.
A pair of printed wide-leg pants and a basic tank top will always be a good look for summer—why not top it off with an unexpected bucket hat?
Styling a hat during the summer isn’t so hard—and better yet, it’s so chic.
A classic wide-brim hat will look good on anyone and with any outfit. In particular, we’re loving a bright dress layered over a classic tee.
For a simpler outfit, like a denim dress for the season, top it off with a classic straw hat.
Take your hat to the beach or wherever you’re going with a casual black dress.
For a flirtier approach, we love a straw hat with a wide ribbon tied around it to wear with the most romantic of tops.
Want a cool-girl look that’s sure to win? Style a fisherman cap with your favorite graphic tee and track pants.
Dress down your favorite summer dress with a classic white tee underneath, and then top it off with a felt hat for the summer.
Take any jumpsuit to the next level with a cool and edgy fisherman cap.
Play with contrast by pairing an airy, floral dress with a more structured hat like a newsboy cap.
Baseball caps go surprisingly well with any outfit. We love them with this dress layered over a pair of jeans for a cool, relaxed look.
Sometimes a hat can be the perfect (and simplest) addition to an outfit that feels like it could use a little more. Add it on top of a cool graphic tee with wide-leg track pants.