It’s all about summer hats this season.
They’re both chic and practical, making them a total essential for your wardrobe.
When it’s hot, it’s only sensible to pop a hat on. They’ll protect your head from the sun and shield your eyes in the shade, especially if they have a wide brim.
However, we know it can be quite difficult to find the right shape for you.
There are plenty of different styles out there, including fedora, pork pie, visor, floppy… we could go on. It’s quite a minefield.
But don’t worry. We’ve done the hard work for you and selected some of our favourites from affordable high street and online stores.
You can thank us later!
The first thing to consider is what you’ll be wearing your hat with.
If you’re a chic dresser, an oversized creation will be for you. Like to experiment with your look? We recommend giving the brave bucket hat trend a go. Girlie girls will love pieces with pretty bow and ribbon detailing.
Some of the more extravagant designs in our gallery include a 20s-style cloche hat and a multicoloured turban. Both of these pieces will make a real statement.
Topshop’s patterned visor is a quirky nod to the sports luxe trend.
We’ve also got plenty of classic hats for you to browse.
You’ll adore Next’s straw panama and Miss Selfridge’s laser-cut black favourite will go with everything. Topshop’s feminine white choice will be the best option for keeping you cool in the heat.
If you’re after a bright addition to your wardrobe, we’ve got a rust-hued piece, a pastel blue fedora and sailor-esque stripy number.
The colourful flower detailing on Boohoo’s woven trilby will give you a real boho vibe. Perfect for summer festivals!
Read on to see all of our favourite chic summer hats…
This oversized floppy hat is *so* en vogue. Pair with a floaty dress and elegant sandals if you’re off for an outdoor lunch.
This printed turban will make a real statement, especially if you wear it with a simple outfit.
Channel LA chic with Warehouse’s stripy number.
Off to a festival? The flower detailing on Missguided’s hat adds a cool boho vibe.
Work this season’s 70s trend with Dorothy Perkins’ red creation. We love the subtle bow.
This straw panama is the classic summer hat. However, Next’s studded strip is a cool punky addition.
White is the perfect shade to keep your head cool in the sun.
Looking for something a little different? You’ll definitely want to check out Topshop’s quirky visor.
Fancy a cool beverage in the hot weather? Pop to Starbucks for a drink from their delicious Frappuccino® range.
Want fewer calories, different milk or extra toppings? It’s likely possible as there are thousands of ways to customise your icy treat.
Miss Selfridge’s laser-cut piece will go with everything.
The pastel blue hue and butterfly-patterned trim on Marks & Spencer’s hat give it a really girlie feel. Great for a wedding or a day at the races.
If you’re a fan of the 90s look, you may want to brave a bucket hat. Stars including Rihanna have rocked them and they’re the edgiest things around.
A woven brim and gold chain give this two-tone River Island design a glitzy twist.
Bring the 20s up to date with this Downton Abbey-inspired cloche hat.
At £9.99, H&M’s pork pie favourite is a total steal.