The Everything Guide to Cool Straw Hats

Perrie Samotin
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The Everything Guide to Cool Straw Hats
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I’m a die-hard hat girl, and firmly believe a oversize beanie, a stiff snapback, or a prim felt cloche each have the ability to make every single thing I wear look cooler. A hat also, in my opinion, has the ability to dictate to the word who you are as well as your clothing.

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Still, I’m aware my options are fairy limited when the weather gets hot, and a cool straw hat that makes a city-appropriate statement can be hard to pin down. I don’t want anything too fancy—I’ll save those three-feet-wide sun hats for lounging by whatever pool I get to this summer—but also don’t want a raffia fedora like that makes me look like I escaped from some early-2000s boy band, either.

After much research, I realize structured boaters and classic Panamas are pretty much the way to go, and highlighted plenty of street style photos that’ll prove how chic they are, along with 17 styles to buy right now.

 

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Lack of Color 'Spencer' Hat, $69; at Need Supply

Madewell Packable Straw Hat, $42; at Madewell

Gisele Sun-Protecting Straw Hat, $65; at Mott 50

Federica Moretti Fru Fru Straw Hat, $113; at Matches

Madeline Straw Boater Hat, $19.99; at Urban Outfitters 

Janessa Leone Calla Bolero Hat, $181; at Revolve

Two Tome Hat, $29.90; at Zara

Straw Pamela hat, $35.99; at Mango

Straw Hat, $14.99; at H&M

Photo: Hannan Saleh

Rag & Bone Devon Straw Cloche, $195; at Neiman Marcus

Raw Edge Oversized Straw Floppy Hat With Bow, $29; at ASOS

Sur La Tete Milan Boater, $24.95; at Village Hat Shop

Photo: Getty Images

Aqua Straw Boater, $36; at Bloomingdale's

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Striped Panama Hat, $449.50; at Ann Taylor 

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Pom PomStraw Fedora, $16; at Misguided

Florabella Faith Raffia Cowboy Hat, $125; at Calypso St. Barth

Photo: instagram / @lackofcoloraus

Talula Trilluim Black Straw Hat, $20; at Aritzia

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