A straw hat is a summer staple in my wardrobe. Not only does it protect you against the sun and helps to keep you cool, but it also elevates any summer outfit. I also love to reach for hats year-round when my hair is due for a shampoo or I’m not having a good hair day. Win-Win!

How to Pick the Best Straw Hat for Summer

I can be a little picky when it comes to finding a good straw hat. I want something that’s not going to flop down in my face, offer enough coverage to my face and neck, but not be too wide and difficulty to wear.

If you’re looking for my top suggestion, I reach for this straw hat year after year! It’s structured and packs really well in a suitcase (I share how I pack hats in this reel on Instagram). I also love that it comes in different sizes, so if you have a really small or larger head, this one should still work for you!

One thing to consider when picking a sun hat is how you plan to wear it. If you’re looking for a good hat for the beach and you plan to do a lot of lounging in a chair, I would recommend going with a straw visor or something more flexible (like this!) so the brim of the hat isn’t keeping you from resting your head back. I still wear this hat to the pool or beach, but usually take it off when I’m resting back in a chair!

Chic Straw Hats for Every Style

Scroll to the end of the post to see a roundup of the best straw hats available this summer.

How to Style a Straw Sun Hat for Summer

Now that you have your hat, let’s talk about how to style it for summer! Here are my 3 favorite ways to style a sun hat throughout the summer.

Wear a straw hat with a summer dress

Adding in an additional accessory like a straw hat will instantly elevate your look. One of my go-to pairings for summer is a flowy dress and sun hat to stay cool in the Georgia heat and protected from the sun. Here, styling an assortment of flowy summer dresses that are also bump-friendly!

Chic Straw Hats for Every Style

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Wear a sun hat to the beach

A sun hat at the beach is a must for me. I have very light skin and always want to prioritize protecting my skin, especially my face, from the harsh summer rays.

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Wear a straw sun hat with denim shorts

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Chic Straw Hats for Every Style

Although I’m pregnant and currently can’t even imagine putting on jean shorts, they are a summer staple in my book. I know they’re a splurge, but I can’t recommend these denim shorts enough. Before I tried them, I found myself constantly buying a new pair throughout the season because they never seemed right. But these are by far the most flattering. Since purchasing them a few years ago, I honestly haven’t even looked for another pair! They also make a longer version now, which I already anticipate I’ll purchase next summer after Baby J gets here.

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Chic Straw Hats for Every Style

Here you can find the best summer straw hats for any style. I especially love the feminine bow straw hats, of course! Check back to this post often as I will update the widget below with any new sun hat finds.

Chic Straw Hats for Every Style

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Don’t be scared to get a good quality sun hat. It’s something in your wardrobe you can wear each summer season!


Looking for chic straw bags to carry this summer? I rounded up my favorites here!

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