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11 Cool Summer Hats for 2018

Like a flowy cotton sundress or a flattering one-piece swimsuit, a quality hat is a cornerstone of any chic summer outfit. Whether you’re looking for a travel-friendly floppy hat or an on-trend lieutenant cap, we’ve scouted 13 cool summer hats from Jetsetter-favorite brands like Anthropologie, Rag & Bone, Free People, J. Crew, and more.

Anthropologie Gladys Tasseled Rancher
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Anthropologie Gladys Tasseled Rancher

Add an extra ounce of texture to your summer outfits with this Anthropologie rancher. Attention-grabbing design details include a beaded and tasseled band and a raw fringed brim.

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Anthropologie Aleza Rancher
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Anthropologie Aleza Rancher

This handwoven straw hat was inspired by designer Aleza Rancher's Venezuelan Guajiro heritage. We love the cotton trim and black detailing. 

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Anthropologie Potomac Boater
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Anthropologie Potomac Boater

This simple boater has “summer staple” written all over it. Pair it with a floaty sundress and strappy sandals or cropped wide-leg pants and a plain tee — you really can’t go wrong.

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Eric Javits Corfu Packable Squishee® Straw Hat
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Eric Javits Corfu Packable Squishee® Straw Hat

Fashionable and surprisingly travel-friendly, Eric Javits’ Corfu hat — with a colorful, braided pom-pom band —  is made from the company’s signature Squishee® straw. That means you can shove it into a carry-on or pack it away between layers of dresses and tops and it’ll pop right back into shape when you’re ready to wear it.

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Brixton 'Joanna' Straw Hat
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Brixton 'Joanna' Straw Hat

Whether you’re hitting the beach in Tulum or the boardwalk in Santa Monica this classic woven hat will come in handy. The wide brim straw design features a thick grosgrain band that couples well with casual outfits.

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Rag & Bone Ellis Bucket Hat
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Rag & Bone Ellis Bucket Hat

Straw hats not really your thing? Well, the ‘90s just so happen to be back and with that comes the second wave of bucket hats. Resurrect the trend yourself with Rag & Bone’s navy gingham design.

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Rag & Bone Panama Hat
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Rag & Bone Panama Hat

 

Not feeling this summer's pom-pom trend? Try experimenting with multi-colored detailing instead. This Spanish-crafted Panama hat features a varied palette that will go with every swimsuit in your collection.

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Madewell Denim Baseball Cap
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Madewell Denim Baseball Cap

Nail your cool-girl vibe with this broken-in denim baseball cap. Match it with a slouchy white tee or some painter’s overalls for an effortless look.

RELATED: The Best Summer Dresses for the Urban Jetsetter 

 

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Free People Shadow Play Sun Freckle Straw Hat
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Free People Shadow Play Sun Freckle Straw Hat

Some things are so good you just have to invest in multiples. This straw hat comes in white, ivory and seagrass so *all* of your neutrals are accounted for. A wide four-inch brim means the sun is kept out of your eyes while cutouts allow your nogin to breathe.

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Free People Chelsea Lieutenant
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Free People Chelsea Lieutenant

Sported by Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and more celebs, socialites, and Instagram influencers than we can count, the lieutenant/Greek fisherman/newsboy cap is one of summer 2018’s trendiest looks. Free People’s fresh take features a silky lining and braided band.

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Urban Outfitters Straw Visor Hat
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Urban Outfitters Straw Visor Hat

If your messy bun is a summer mainstay, opt for a vintage-inspired visor. This braided straw topper from UO will protect your face from the sun while also allowing your hair’s natural highlights to get their fair share of lightening rays.

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J. Crew Pom Pom Sun Hat
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J. Crew Pom Pom Sun Hat

If you want a sunhat that screams trendsetter rather than wallflower, reach for this raffia topper. The dramatic design will draw all the right attention.

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ASOS Pieces Straw Hat with Pom Poms
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ASOS Pieces Straw Hat with Pom Poms

If you love pom-poms but fancy yourself a minimalist in most respects, this flat-top hat is the perfect compromise. Show it off on your next run to the farmer’s market or at a picnic with friends.

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Herschel Supply Co. Sylas Hat
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Herschel Supply Co. Sylas Hat

This tiki drink-adorned dad cap is a perfect alternative to straw hats. Plus, the 100-percent cotton silhouette can take a real beating, making it a great on-the-road option.  


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