Straw Hats Are Basically a Summer Essential

No sunburn here!

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We'll take any reason to rock a hat, but sun protection certainly tops the list. Block harmful rays while relaxing at the pool with one of these sun hats that also doubles as a fashion statement.

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Michael Stars
Michael Stars Pom-Pompeii Wide Brim Straw Hat
$37.99

It's not a party without pompoms. You'll have no qualms about covering up from the sun with this cute and colorful Michael Stars hat.

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Gottex
Gottex Punta Cana Raffia Sun Hat
$86.61

Stand out from a sea of plain straw hats in this floral design! The blue flowers make vacation pics pop, and the band is even adjustable from the inside. 

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Brixton
Brixton Joanna Straw Hat

$44.00

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This top-rated hat is just right for those who want sun coverage without the flop. It comes in sizes XS-M, and you can choose from black, beige, or navy straw.

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August Hat
August Hat Crossword Happy Hour Straw Hat
$34.00

Every hour is happy hour when you're by the beach. Pink writing makes this a playful way to protect your face from sun damage.

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Madewell
Madewell Mesa Packable Straw Hat
$28.50

Here's a classic style that you can wear forever. The packable design is perfect for travel, and the medium width of the brim is easy to wear away from the pool, too. 

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Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade New York Bloom Straw Fedora
$118.00

Picnics and polo games aren't the same without a cute hat! This compliment-worthy pick from Kate Spade is the perfect match for a breezy white sundress. 

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Nordstrom
Nordstrom Straw Boater Hat
$29.00

Try a boater hat if you prefer a smaller brim. It's easy to pair with all of your casual outfits, and a crystal bee detail makes this one extra sweet.

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Hat Attack
Hat Attack The Harbor Hat
$119.57

The nautical vibes of this blue-and-white band couldn't be better for summer days spent on a boat. Plus, it's a color combo that's hard to grow tired of. 

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Eric Javits
Eric Javits Classic Squishee Packable Fedora Sun Hat

$250.00

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Eric Javits' signature Squishee material is ultra durable for travel. You can bend it or fold it, and it still returns to its shape! We love the versatility of this fedora style.

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Eugenia Kim
Eugenia Kim Bunny Après Sea Sun Hat
$475.00

There's nothing more Insta-worthy than Eugenia Kim's luxe sun hats with cheeky writing. (You've probably seen them all over the internet.) This one is especially unique in light blue straw.