Summer hats for women that will elevate your wardrobe

These summer hats for women will be the perfect accessory to your warm weather wardrobe.

A women wearing a summer hat in a pool

by Rosie Floyd |

Summer is well and truly on its way. And we cannot wait! Is there anything better than relaxing in the garden, heading to the beach or spending time with family and friends outdoors on a hot day? Whether you’re planning on spending time at home or off on a sunny city break, your warm-weather wardrobe isn’t complete without a summer hat.

You might be looking out for the perfect floppy hat to pack for your holiday or a bucket hat that will be the ideal accessory to compliment your summer season dresses. You could simply be looking for a cap to keep the sun out of your face while running everyday errands or a visor to shade your eyes as you unwind in the sun. Whatever style of sun hat you are looking for, we have put together a list of summer hats for women that will elevate your wardrobe this year.

You can’t go wrong with this classic style summer hat for women. It has a floppy style design with a wide brim for the ultimate sunshade. We adore the black ribbon around it, which is a beautiful contrast against the rest of the tan hat.

Material: 65 per cent paper, 35 per cent polyester

You’ll look chic sitting by the pool wearing this floppy hat. It is fashioned with straw and is black in colour, which makes it stand out. The pattern around the edges gives it a luxe feel.

Material: 89 per cent paper, 10 per cent polyester, 1 per cent metallised fibre

You can’t go wrong with a classic baseball cap for a summer hat. The stone colour is on-trend, with neutral tones growing in popularity. It has an adjustable strap at the back - so you can fit it perfectly to your head.

Material: 100 per cent cotton

One for the rose-gold fans: this floppy hat will add a touch of sparkle to your summer wardrobe. With its wide brim - you’ll be protected from the sun in style.

Material: 100 per cent paper

If you are someone who likes to wear their hair up, you’ll love this straw effect visor. You pop this curved peak onto your head like you would a headband - so it won’t mess with your hairdo. Part of New Look’s Kind collection, it is made using sustainable forest-based materials.

Material: 65 per cent paper, 35 per cent polyester

We love the fun leopard print pattern on this summer hat. The wide brim will help keep your face shaded while also looking super stylish. It has a brown grosgrain ribbon finished with a signature Joules gold hare.

Material: 100 per cent paper

Be beach-ready with this fedora style summer hat. It has a straw-effect design with beautiful woven detailing. The white colour means it can co-ordinate with outfits of many different colours.

Material: 71 per cent cotton, 29 per cent polyester

This bright pink bucket hat is perfect for adding a pop of colour to a casual outfit. It has a simple yet stylish stripe design and it’s lightweight, meaning you won’t need to think about your luggage allowance when popping it into your holiday suitcase.

Material: 100 per cent polyester

This blue straw hat is just what you need to complete casual summer styling. You’ll look super stylish while ensuring your head and eyes stay protected from the sun’s rays.

Material: 85 per cent polyester, 15 per cent cotton

This summer hat for women will take your summer styling to another level. The natural colours are super on-trend, and it’s kinder to the planet as it’s made using sustainable materials.

Material: 100 per cent paper

We adore the contrast of the coral-coloured trim on this sun hat. The woven straw pattern will allow for airflow to keep your head feeling cool.

Material: 100 per cent paper

This summer hat for women has a kaleidoscope of colours woven through it. Whether you’re relaxing in a local park or heading to the beach, this hat will jazz up any outfit.

Material: 100 per cent paper

With its floral-patterned exterior, this peaked cap will add a splash of colour to your summer wardrobe. The lining is made from breathable recycled cotton and the fit can be adjusted with the strap at the back.

Material: 100 per cent cotton

What are the best summer hats for women for sun protection?

While summer hats for women make stylish additions to our summer wardrobe, they’re also a great way of giving yourself more protection from the sun’s rays. Whenever you head out during the warmer weather, you will want to make sure you’re wearing plenty of sunscreen, but a summer hat will give you extra cover from the sun.

The best summer hats for women for sun protection will have a wide brim to keep the sun out of your eyes. It is also good if you have a hat that shades your face, ears and neck. These are areas of the body that can often get badly sunburnt. A summer hat will serve as a barrier against harmful UV rays.

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