We know that hats can sometimes seem a bit de trop for the less flamboyant among us, but – alongside SPF – a decent hat will shield your precious face from UV radiation (which is as evil as it sounds) like nothing else. Yes, there’s also the option of just fleeing to an underground bunker daily at dawn, but a complete dearth of sunlight might make you susceptible to rickets and therefore that's not a method of sun protection we condone. Besides, after months upon months spent in lockdown, who doesn't want an excuse to wear a veritably outdoor accessory? On that note, here are the best summer hats.
A Maison Michel cowboy hat is simply a hat for a chic attention-seeker.
We are quite tempted to pair this Labeca London hat with its complementary matching top and shorts set. There’s just something quite amusing about wearing a fully grey ensemble in the height of summer.
Prada is clearly in full support of ponytails, which is a relief since we recently depleted our supply of dry shampoo.
We shall be wearing this Erdem bucket hat and matching face covering with black sunglasses for complete anonymity.
We turn this Ganni hat into a floppy hat whenever we wish to forgo eye contact.
We have romantic fantasies involving this Lack of Colour hat.
Mercifully, the ties on this Loewe hat mean that it has significantly less chance of being swept into the ether by an aggressive breeze.
Who exactly would say no to More Joy? Especially in hat form.
Slow & Sow bandanas aren’t hats as such, but we think they deserve to be celebrated here. Made in small batches by a mother-daughter duo using only deadstock fabrics and natural dyes, these represent accessorising at its most sustainable.
Let it be known that it was Celia B who created the floppy and flowery summer hat to rule them all.