Ahh, the lazy days of August. It's the perfect time to seek out some sun in a breezy dress. But before you get too cozy on your picnic blanket, you'll want to make sure the most important accessory of summer is crowning your precious noggin: yep, a hat. Not only do brimmed straw hats keep us cool, but they also protect our heads from damaging UV rays. Brimmed straw hats are the light, airy, breathable, and natural route for seeking maximum shade radius. Also, brimmed straw hats are cute.
Unfortunately, finding the ideal style isn't so simple. Many readily available options tend to fall into one of two camps: a stiff Panama hat or a ludicrously floppy situation that's most suitable for a Bella Hadid Instagram photo opp (Okay, maybe not that oversized, but you get the idea). We shouldn't have to sacrifice aesthetics to create a safe shady spot for our faces. So, we made it our mission to find the perfect medium. And, that's something that looks a little more modern but still feels effortless while practicing good fashion safety.
For your upcoming days off — whether they be at the park, on a beach, or with a giant inflatable pool in your backyard — the 15 options ahead are sure to top off the sunny times.
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