If there’s one thing you learn growing up in Australia -- it’s the importance of a good hat, especially when you’re on holidays and soaking up all that delightful sun. However, not only are hats an amazing tool to keep your skin protected (see you later, early aging) they also elevate any outfit and are an amazing styling piece.
Often we can forget to pack a hat and to get us through the week, we end up picking up a cheap “do-for-now” hat from a local boutique or even the chemist. As the weather begins to warm up, why not use this change in season to invest in a hat that is timeless, designed to last, and will look sophisticated for many years to come?
Over the past decade, we’ve searched the globe from Europe to America in search of hats that are equal parts stunning, crafted to the highest quality, and provide actual coverage against the sun’s rays. Below, we’ve rounded up our top picks below from our newest arrivals like Janessa Leone to a Calexico cult classic Michel Maison. Throw any of these in your beach bag, suitcase, or weekend tote, and bring effortless style to your next local day trip or summer holiday.