25 Stylish Summer Hats For Any Occasion

Whether you're heading to the beach, the races or a summer wedding, a hat is an ideal way to top off an outfit



A classic woven straw hat is a wardrobe staple, and can be found in several varying styles, whether you're a fan of a floppy-brimmed style for the beach, or a more formal and dressy version for an occasion like a summer wedding.

Miss Crabb hat $180. Maggie Marilyn dress $650.

Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas


No longer considered dorky, the bucket hat harnesses the laidback cool of the sporty streetwear trend while being sun smart at the same time. Add a pop of colour to your outfit with a neon bright bucket, or if you're a fan of neutrals choose a tone that complements your look.

Asos bucket hat, about $27.


A race day ensemble is rarely complete without a head piece to top it off. Simple black is always a classic and will be suitable for both Derby Day, where the theme is black and white, and other racing occasions, while other styles offer a beautiful burst of colour.

Natalie Chan fascinator $450.

Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas


If you're not a fan of a floppy, wide brimmed hat or a bucket hat, a classic cap is the way to go. Whether you're a fan of florals or prefer a clean slate, it will become a go-to essential.

The Brim Label cap $140.


For something a little more irreverent, why not try a patterned hat? Embracing the fun a pattern can bring will see you through summer and help pep up your wardrobe in winter. It's a win/win!

Godmother Projects hat $170.

Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

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