Published on June 7, 2017

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Photography by MARCUS NILSSON
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Sun hats are one of our favorite summer accessories because they’re always on double duty. The toppers not only put the finishing touch on any outfit (including your swimsuit and cover up!), but they also add that extra layer of protection between you and the sun. So, with summer finally here, we’ve rounded up our absolute favorite beach-ready hats that you can buy right now. From bold colored to big brimmed, help yourself by making a healthy investment in a rad hat. What are you waiting for? You’ll be able to stay out of the sun and stay on the beach with any one of these 15 options.

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Photography by W Concept

Yes, please, to the frayed edges and orange band.
New Boater Hat Raffia Orange Strap, by Awesome Needs at W Concept, $105

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Photography by Indego Africa

Pair this graphic hat with your favorite red swimsuit.  
Woven Hat in Black and Natural, Indego Africa, $85

Selected by Elaina Sullivan.

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Photography by Need Supply. Co

With an under $100 price tag and adorable poms, we’re pretty sure you need this hat now.
Brazil Hat Pompom, by Nannacay at Need Supply, $76

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We dig the pop of color on this sunhat.
Straw Sun Hat With Multicolored Grosgrain Trim, Jennifer Ouelette, $297 

Selected by Elaina Sullivan.

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Photography by Eric Javits

This sophisticated hat will bode well on or off the beach.
Georgia Woven Hat, by Eric Javits at Nordstrom, $198

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Photography by LOLA HATS

A hula skirt never looked so chic.
Hula Skirt Hat, Lola Hats, $225

Selected by Elaina Sullivan.

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Photography by Lack of Color

We’re obsessed with the shape of this cool woven hat.
The Sunnydip, Lack of Color, $59.15

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Photography by Guanabana

This fun sun hat adds a little bit of edge to your look with the black and red color combination.
Guajiro Patterned Mawisa Sun Hat, Bergdorf Goodman, $150

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Photography by The Wardrobes

These embroidered flowers will add a little extra something to any look.
The Wardrobes, Hat Attack, $126

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Photography by Eugenia Kim

We won’t lie: This hat will make for a good ‘gram.
Sunny, Eugenia Kim, $485

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Photography by Clyde

There’s nothing like a crisp white topper to finish off your look.
New Mexico Hat In White, Clyde, $258

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Photography by LCD

Nope, we’re not over millennial pink. Especially when it comes to this awesome panama hat.
Pinch Panama Hat, by Ryan Roche at LCD, $365

Selected by Elaina Sullivan.

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Photography by Yosuzi

The perfect beach hat for those who love fedoras.
Adina Hat, Yosuzi, $335 

Selected by Elaina Sullivan.

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Photography by Janessa Leone

Looking for a twist on a classic sun hat? Try this panama-hat-meets-baseball-cap hybrid.
Acacia, Janessa Leone, $275 

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Photography by Sophie Anderson

The playful pom poms make this topper a great accessory to pair with all your bright bikinis.
Palomino PomPom-Embellished Toquilla Straw Hat, by Sophie Anderson at Net-a-Porter, $320

This story is part of our special 100 Days of Summer series. You can find more tips and fun ideas here.

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