Summer Hats for Any and Every Occasion

Hold onto your hats! Our latest collection of fun summer hats are not only a classic way to elevate your look but give off serious vacay vibes. Whether you are hitting the beach, going on a road trip with your besties or just running some errands around town, hats are a great addition to your wardrobe. They protect you from the sun and really pull together your summer style. For those of you out there who aren’t sure if you’re a hat person, here’s a few styles we love to easily convince you otherwise.

The Floppy Hat

Let’s begin with the classic summer hat: the floppy sun hat. The wide brim protects your eyes from the sun and throws some shade on your face. We love floppy hats as a way to add some serious drama and mystery to your look. Think lounging poolside in a cute bikini with some big sunglasses and a daquiri. Our Floppy Straw Hat in mauve and natural is the perfect hat for attracting the cute waiter’s attention.  

Floppy hats aren’t just for the beach or pool. They make great day looks and are excellent for picnics in the park or going on a road trip to the country. We love this Faux Straw Floppy Hat for your next summer adventure. Rock it with your favorite sundress to snag that sexy ‘gram shot of you in a field.

The Felt Fedora

For a summer hat that elevates your look and can be worn to brunch, a flea market, a concert or heading out on the town, your wardrobe needs a felt fedora. Nail that folk singer vibe with our black Faux Leather-Trim Felt Fedora. This hat looks amazing with a pair of mom jeans and a blouse, or a long flowy skirt and a crop top. TBH, it’s really hard to find an outfit that doesn’t pair well with this hat. Go for a grunge look with jeans, a vintage graphic tee and a leather jacket to look like you’re with the band or femme it up by wearing it with your favorite sundress. Our faux leather-trim felt fedora also comes in white or rust if you’re looking to add a splash of color to your wardrobe.

‘Tis the season to go pluck flowers in a field. Your cottagecore escapades needs our cream Crochet-Trim Felt Fedora. Pair it with our green Smocked Cami Dress, some strappy sandals and a basket woven handbag and you’ll be ripe for picking. The soft crochet trim matches well with femme styles such as lace tops, floral skirts, and ruffle trim dresses.

The Panama Hat

What is the difference between a panama hat and a fedora? At first glance, they both look exactly the same. A classic fedora is traditionally made of felt or wool and tends to pinch in at the sides and has a distinctive crease in the crown. Our panama hats typically come with wide structured brims and a slightly indented top, which make them sun-safe and a statement piece.

Bring a higher level of sophistication to your ‘fits this summer with a panama hat. We are loving our cream Cutout-Trim Panama Hat styled with a cute floral romper or flowy dress. Throw on a pair of sandals or white sneakers for a comfy daytime vibe or glam it up with some strappy heels.

The Bucket Hat

In case you missed the memo, bucket hats are back in style. No cap! Jump on board with this Basketwoven Bucket Hat in light blue or mustard. For a casual day look, rock your bucket hat with a plain white tee and flowy skirt, perfect for coffee dates or beach days with your besties.

The Last Straw – Straw Fedoras

Straw fedoras are a great summer hat for when you’re out tanning in the sun or planning to hit up the local beach café. They are super casual and go with almost any day outfit, whether you’re dressing them up with a skirt, top and heels or down with denim shorts and a tee. Our Ribbon-Trim Straw Fedora is perfect for throwing a little shade and amplifying the summer vacay vibes. Pack your bikini in your beach bag and you’re good to go.

The Best Summer Hats to Wear at Night

So, we’ve covered all the bases on wearing a summer hat during the day but how do you rock a hat at night? It’s surprisingly easy. We recommend staying away from straw or basketwoven fabrics and opting for a felt or polyester style. Our Brushed Wide-Brim Panama Hat looks amazing with a satin slip dress and heeled boots or a black jumpsuit like our Wide-Leg Cami Jumpsuit. Throw on a pair of gold hoops and some strappy heels, grab your clutch and you’re ready to hit up that rooftop bar. Cap off your wardrobe this season with a cute summer hat. They’re practical, chic, and easily glam up any basic outfit. Explore our full collection of summer hats in store or online at forever21.com.

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