Whether you need to protect the skin on your face from the sun, want to help slow the wrinkles down or if you want to protect your scalp from sunburn then a hat is your must have summer essential. But finding the perfect hat has always been tricky. Lots of factors come into play – from head size, face shape, hat style, wardrobe style and what you actually like. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more aware of the damage the sun is doing to my skin so I’m trying my hardest to become a hat girl!

So I’ve scoured the internet and narrowed down the selection, and divided them into the neutral straw hats that will go with every outfit, and the printed & bold hats if you want to jazz up an outfit. There is something for all budgets, from £7.99 to £700. And remember, if you like it, then just wear it – no one else is interested, especially on the beach, as they are probably too busy stressing about how they look to notice anyone else walking by in a cute hat!


1.John Lewis £28 // 2. Hush £20 // 3. Cos £39 // 4. Oasis £26 // 5. Givenchy at Harvey Nichols £420 // 6. Prada at Selfridges £620 // 7. Givenchy at Selfridges £620 // 8. Topshop £20 // 9. Accessorize £25


1.The Kooples at Selfridges £90 // 2. New Look £7.99 // 3. Oasis £17 // 4. Whistles £39 // 5. Jacquemus £110 // 6. Eugenia Kim at Harvey Nichols £317 // 7. Whistles £32 (matching bag £52) // 8. Accessorize £18 // 9. Whistles £29

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