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Ultimate Guide to Summer Hats: Styles, Tips, and Styling

Ultimate Guide to Summer Hats: Styles, Tips, and Styling

Ultimate Guide to Summer Hats: Styles, Tips, and Styling

When the temperature soars, protecting yourself from the sun's harsh rays becomes essential. One of the most stylish and effective ways to do this is by wearing the right hat. In this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about summer hats, including the best styles for men and women, how to wear them, and what to pair them with.

What Kind of Hats to Wear in Hot Weather

In hot weather, the right hat can make a significant difference. Here are some excellent options:

Bucket Hats

Bucket hats, like the Stevie Sand, offer great sun protection, shielding your face, neck, and shoulders. They are perfect for beach days or outdoor events because they are so easy to wear, don't get in the way and aren't awkward to hug anyone.

Wide-Brimmed straw hats

Fedoras, such as the River Sand and Austin Brown, are light and versatile. They provide amazing coverage, are more breathable and are ideal for all occasions including gardening, the beach and long walks.

Cowboy Hats

Cowboy hats, like the Buck Bone Cowboy Hat, are not only having their moment but also offer amazing sun protection. They are great for outdoor activities, festivals and getting rowdy.

Women wearing summer straw hats

How to Wear Summer Hats

Wearing summer hats involves more than just putting them on your head. Here are some tips:

Fit is Key

Ensure your hat fits well. It should be snug enough to stay on your head but not too tight to cause discomfort. Adjustable straps can help achieve the perfect fit.

You can watch our video on how to perfectly fit your hat for the ultimate fit.

Angle and Position

How you wear your hat comes down to personal preference, hats can be worn sitting firm on your head, or slightly tilted back.

Hair Considerations

For those with longer hair, consider tying it back in a low bun, ponytail or braid to keep it off your neck and out of your face.



What to Wear with Summer Hats

Pairing your summer hat with the right outfit can elevate your entire Summer look. Here’s how:

Casual Outfits

For a relaxed, beachy vibe, pair a wide-brimmed hat like the Sunny Sand with a flowy sundress or a pair of shorts and a tank top or t-shirt. Add sandals, sneakers or espadrilles to complete your outfit. You guys know we're all about comfort!

Going out, outfits

Match a hat like the River Sand with a light, breathable button-up shirt and chinos for men, or a summer dress for women. This creates a neat yet relaxed look suitable for garden parties, winery tours or outdoor dining events, our favourite.

Festival or Outdoor Event Outfits

Opt for a cowboy hat like the Buck Bone with denim shorts, a graphic tee, and boots. This ensemble is perfect for music festivals or country fairs.


Woman at the Miami open tennis wearing the Stevie Sand straw bucket hat
Woman at the Miami Open tennis wearing Stevie sand straw bucket hat

@summerofdiane wears the Stevie at the Miami Open

Summer Hats for Women

Women have so many fun summer hats to choose from:

The Stevie Sand

This wide-brimmed hat is perfect for beach outings and offers maximum sun protection while adding a touch of elegance to your look.

The Sawyer Sand

A versatile hat that pairs well with both casual and semi-formal outfits, making it a must-have in your summer wardrobe.


Mens straw summer hats

Summer Hats for Men

Men can also find cool and practical summer hats that don't feel too dorky:

The Rider Bone

This classic hat style provides good coverage and pairs well with a variety of summer outfits, from casual beachwear to something a bit dressier. It’s also the perfect garden hat for those house maintenance project pop up.

The Austin Brown

A stylish and functional hat that adds a rugged edge to your look while protecting you from the sun.


Which Cap is Best for Summer?

When it comes to caps, breathable materials and comfort are key:

Cotton Caps

For a light breathable and easy to wear option for every day of the week, try a cotton cap.


Loz wearing Archie Maroon Washed Cotton Cap


Check out our full range of Summer hats to keep you shaded and cool this Summer.