By now, we all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun. Yes, you should be slathering on sunscreen throughout the day but just because you have, don’t underestimate the benefits of a sun hat. Not only will you look cute and stylish in it with your breezy summer outfits, but it also helps minimize exposure to the sun and can help prevent age spots and other forms of skin damage.
Wide-brimmed sun hats that also cast shade over your ears and neck are the way to go for maximum protection. A classic weaved sun hat might be cute but we urge you to look at how tight that weave is as looser weaves will still allow harmful rays through and onto your skin. Knowing all the good a sun hat can do, we decided to round up a list of our favorites. While wide brims are our go-to, we’ll also share with you some other styles that offer less protection but still cover the face and offer protection while also looking very attractive. Now, go shop these super fresh sun hats!
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$36 at the time of publication.
Our favorite sun hat also happens to be a portable one. This 100% cotton hat from Baggu packs into itself and can be tossed into your bag so you have it whenever you might need it. The sun hat has a very wide brim and chin straps to keep it on should the wind try to blow it away. We absolutely love this collage pattern but we’ve got a couple more to share with you that might fit your personal style.
$36 at the time of publication.
How about some veggies? This is the exact same hat just made with a different fabric than the last. It’s a farmers’ market-themed fabric that features a variety of vegetables. And, yes, we encourage you to wear this hat the next time you’re at your local farmers’ market. It also is just a blast to wear wherever you go.
$36 at the time of publication.
If those last two sun hats were a little too busy, we’ve got a mellow option for you. Enjoy all the benefits of this hat but in a buttery yellow color this time. It’s simple and will go well with just about anything you might be wearing. That makes this one a really great option to keep in your bag or car at all times.
$19 at the time of publication.
If you’re after an even more classic look, you might want to go in the weave or straw direction. This mixed beige hat comes with a fashionable black ribbon around it which just looks so timeless. Further, the hat offers you plenty of UV protection and the brim can be folded up (not quite as easily and compact as the Baggu hats) to pack for your vacation. If you love a chin strap, skip this sun hat and try another from this list.
$45 at the time of publication.
If you’re after something with a modest brim, this excellent hat made from recycled materials could be the best option for you. It’s moisture-wicking and offers UPF 40+ sun protection. Further, it’s got the chin strap that so many of us look for with this style of sun hat. It’s a sporty hat that’s great to wear on all of your outdoor adventures.
$34 at the time of publication.
With a UPF 50+ sun rating and an interior grosgrain sweatband, you’ll get lasting protection and cool, dry coverage under summer’s hottest rays. An adjustable leatherette chin strap allows you to customize the perfect fit, and a corded headband with bead accents tops off this cute style. This sun hat is the perfect marriage of style and functionality.
$52 at the time of publication.
Here’s a true classic sun hat with a modest, 3″ brim. It has many interesting features that other hats on this list lack. To start, there’s a hidden pocket inside the crown of the hat for your secret stuff. There are also pockets over the brim that allows you to slide your sunglasses into for safekeeping. The mesh crown of this hat keeps your head cool and the entire thing offers UPF 50+ protection.
$44 at the time of publication.
This sun hat with a neck cape is an interesting design. For starters, it has a hole for your ponytail which is an excellent feature for many. Further, you can secure your sunglasses to the top of the hat. The crown offers ventilation while the fabric wards off moisture and stains. This is more portable than the other hats we’ve shown you from Sunday Afternoons.
$21.98 at the time of publication.
You don’t have to be in Bora Bora to enjoy the benefits of this breathable, sweat-wicking head band, sun-protecting hat that offers UPF 50 coverage. It’s lightweight and feels like you’re wearing air. Don’t worry about it being so thin and breathable, it comes with a chin strap to keep it in place. We loved this sunny color but there are tons to choose from.
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$19.99 at the time of publication.
If you’re after a big, floppy sun hat, this option from Lanzom could be the best pick for you. Not only will you look like you’re on vacation every time you wear it, but you will also benefit from UPF 50 sun protection. There is an adjustable strap to help keep this baby in place. We think the black-on-black look is chic but there are other options available as well if you’d prefer something lighter.
There you go! We hope you liked these very cute yet functional sun hats. They are a summer staple for a reason and when paired with sunscreen, you have the ultimate level of protection. Now, go throw a couple into your cart, and then, get outside to enjoy this amazing warm weather.
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 Baggu Portable Sun Hat – Horse Collage
- 2 Baggu Portable Sun Hat – Farmers Market
- 3 Baggu Portable Sun Hat – Butter
- 4 FURTALK Beach Straw Sun Hat UV UPF50
- 5 The North Face Class V Brimmer Hat
- 6 Sunday Afternoons Women’s Sunset Sun Hat
- 7 Sunday Afternoons Unisex Charter Breeze Sun Hat
- 8 Sunday Afternoons Women’s Shade Goddess Hat
- 9 Colombia Unisex Bora Booney Hat
- 10 Lanzom Womens Wide–Brim Straw Hat
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