5 Stylish Hat Trends to Try This Summer

by Anna Liesemeyer

An abundance of freckles have arrived on my cheeks in recent years, and I’m thinking about sun protection more often than I ever did when I was young, wild and free. Hats are such a good accessory for long hours in the sun and there is such a variety to play with! Here are five summer hats I have been rotating frequently…

1. Wide Brim Fedora — This has to be my most worn hat since it can be used as a transitional accessory through each season and pairs well with many ensembles. For the easiest look, wear with a linen maxi dress for a day to evening look.

2. Super Wide Brim Hats — This provides the best sun coverage and works so well with a simple white pom pom trim cover up. It keeps your shoulders and cheeks from turning red and adds a little Audrey Hepburn vibe to your beach getup.

3. Printed Baseball Cap — This is a fun way to change up your normal look and mix prints. I matched a Zara palm print cap with with a pineapple print tank, but you could work this with stripes, color blocking or even a flowy dress.

4. Crochet Hat — I really love how this hat instantly adds character to an outfit. (It’s a fantastic way to cover up bed head, too.) Wear this hat to top off a romper or a monochrome ensemble.

5. Wide Brim Floppy — Another fantastic option for the beach or to pair with a summery floral dress (as seen recently). Wear this with a swimsuit, denim shorts and a tunic top for mornings by the water.

Tried any of these styles? How did you wear a hat this summer? Thankfully, there are still some summer weeks left and time for more hat wearing:)

Photo credits: Gabe Liesemeyer

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Anna Liesemeyer is the lifestyle blogger behind In Honor of Design where she gives accessible style, home, travel and general lifestyle tips and advice. She is also the founder of The Brand Market workshops. She is usually juggling at least a few creative projects in between adventures with her kids. She currently resides in the Atlanta area.