All the Best Hats I Tried on for Summer so You Don’t Have to

Suns out! While hats are certainly having a moment, they also happen to be wildly practical. Keep reading for all of the best hats I tried on so you don’t have to!

Do you own a hat? I hope so! Take it from this 35 year-old who has become obsessive about protecting my skin from the sun. Sunscreen is of course great, but nothing beats SPF Shade. I decided to do hats for our next try on session because they’re such a hard thing to buy on the internet without being able to try them on and most stores only carry one or two styles in store. How’s a girl supposed to choose?! Keep reading for all of the best hats I tried on so you don’t have to! Which one is your fave?! I’m already regretting not keeping this Madewell x Biltmore one below. Although, now it’s on sale so…

Curved-Brim Straw Hat, Madewell x Biltmore

Canvas Bucket Hat, Madwell

Braided Straw Hat via Hat Attack

Straw Rancher, Anthropologie

Straw Bondi Visor, Brixton

Straw Fedora, Brixton

Tribal-Trimmed Rancher, Anthropologie

Floppy Straw Hat, Free People

Wide-brimmed Sun Hat, Madewell

Straw Sun Hat, Anthropologie

You guys chimed in on Instagram with some of your favorite hat brands like Janessa Leonne and Freya. Some are represented here, but some we left out. We wanted to make the price point accessible, but if you have a bigger budget be sure to check them out!

Dress is old Zara, but these are similar: here, here, and here! For more try-on sessions, see all of them here!

Photography by Katie Jameson

  1. Tina LAChay


    These are so cute on you! What size are you wearing?

    • Jen Pinkston


      I selected M/L on everything! All of the sizes still varied a bit but all of these worked!

  2. danielle


    Thanks for keeping these affordable! I have had such a hard time spending a lot of money on a hat that I’m afraid I will ruin or not wear.

    • Jen Pinkston


      I agree! Some of the more expensive ones are definitely beautiful, though!

  3. Savannah


    Yes! Love so many of these! That Free People one is coming home with me!

  4. All of these hats are so cute!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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