Sunscreen will always be the number one summer accessory, but UV-blocking fashion choices are right up there with it. Take sunhats for example: they shade your face from harmful rays, while also preventing the sun from turning balayage all brassy *and* they have the ability to make any outfit look even more chic. This summer, thanks to these three straw hats, you can be well-accessorized from the beach to the street.
The 3 Best Straw Hats on Amazon
Editors’ Pick: Brixton Women's Joanna Hat
- 100 percent straw
- Black grosgrain bow
- Classic fedora shape with wide brim
There’s a big difference between the giant floppy hat you’d wear to the beach and the one you’d actually want to wear everywhere. One of the PureWow editors is obsessed with this reasonably priced Brixton fedora, saying, “I was looking for a straw hat that I could not only wear on vacation in Tulum, but also while walking around NYC on a hot summer day. This one fit that description to a T. It’s super chic, just the right size and very light. Five stars.”
Best Value: Lanzom Women’s Wide-brim Straw Panama Roll-up Hat
- UPF 30+ protection
- Packable material springs back into shape
- Breathable straw keeps you cool
If you’re not quite sure whether you’re a hat person, it’s still worth trying this one out. It looks almost identical to the aforementioned Brixton fedora, but for a fraction of the price. Plus, it comes in over 30 colors, is packable (meaning it will spring back into shape, no matter how you stuff it into your tote or carry-on) and has the added benefit of UPF 30+ protection.
Splurge-worthy: Eugenia Kim Women's Emmanuelle Hat
- Frayed grosgrain band for a vintage feel
- Made from ultra-sustainable hemp
- Flat wide brim protects face and neck from sun
Are hats your thing? Then go ahead and splurge on this insanely chic woven hat from Eugenia Kim, who is known for its smart and cute toppers, just like this one. The delicately frayed grosgrain band adds a vintage touch while the hemp and cotton blend makes for a super breathable design. Fun fact: Linen is actually made from hemp, so you get the same cooling benefits in this hat as you would in a pair of linen beach pants.