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How to Wear Sun or Summer Hats
Post On:2017-08-23 11:08:59

Sun hat is not only an accessory that provides shade for your eyes and keep your body cool.  It also protects your skin and hair from damaging UV rays and can help prevent skin aging. It can be a great accessory to complete a fashion statement that let you standout from the crowd. A long dress with a floppy sun hat creates an elegant and effortless look, a denim casual outfit with a bucket hat completes a casual chic style and an evening/formal dress with a stylish fashion hat upgrades into a delicate look.

 Type of hats

There are three styles of sun hats in trend this year that you shouldn’t miss: Floppy Straw Hat, Bucket Straw Hat, and Fashion Sun Hat. Each type creates a great style. Let’s see how to wear and what to match them with.

Pros and cons

Floppy Straw Hat: provide the most sun protection, but it has some weight and may feel bulky.

Bucket Straw Hat: light weighted and easy to match with various outfits but it may not provide much sun protection for your neck.

Fashion Sun Hat: stylish and unique but it requires advanced mix & match skill

How to style

When picking a hat, you need to consider several major factors: your outfit, occasions and your face shape.


If you’re wearing a colorful outfit, remember to pick a beige, white or neutral color sun hat. While wearing neutral color outfit, a bright color fashion sun hat can speak your style and add an artsy flavor.

      Bright Fashion Sun Hat                         Beige Sun Hat

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Straw hats are casual and more for the beach and running daily errands. In contrast, stylish fashion sun hats are for dining out at trendy restaurants or for other formal occasions.

              Fashion Sun Hat                        Visor Straw Hat

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Face Shape

One known fashion rule: narrow face suits with narrow brim and flat top hats while round/wide face fits great in wide brim and taller hats.

             Narrow Brim Sun Hat              Wide Brim Sun Hat

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What to match:

A wide brim straw hat goes great with long dresses while a bucket straw hat suits denim casual wear and a fashion statement hat matches perfectly with similar color formal dresses.


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Fashion Trend

A bucket hat is one of the best accessories in summer. It goes with almost everything in your closet and can be worn in various occasion. The crown band on a fedora is always an eye catching point which can be accented by bow, flowers, polka dots and so on. See how celebrities wear them:


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Similar style hats to the celebrity style above:


A wide brim floppy sun hat is another great choice. Blake Lively looked chic in a green halter dress with a wide-brimmed straw sun hat. Keri Russell got some sun protection with the help of her floppy sun hat while biking around Brooklyn.


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Similar style hats to the celebrity style above:


A fashion sun hat can be accented with chiffon, flowers, bow, and so on. It is a fashion statement that makes you stand out from the crowds. Beyond the functionality, it is more of an eye catching necessity indicating your style.


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Similar style hats to the celebrity style above:


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