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12 hats to make summertime the tops. By Piera Gelardi & Christene Barberich


We here at Refinery29 we like a nice chapeau. But we will say (not to toot our own horn), we were donning cloches, panamas, and bowlers long before they were an L-train staple. But now that it's pushing 90 degrees outside, lightweight hats aren't just a finishing piece but a necessary shield from the blazing sun.

Because we are also big lovers of fashion matched with function, we've hunted down 12 hats that look smart (ie: they don't tip the trendy scale), feel good (they're made of breathable materials like cotton and straw), and are gentle on the Amex (some ring in under $10). Even if you're not a hat person, one of these glamorous lids—including Topshop's porkpie, Karen Walker's straw wide-brim, and Urban Outfitters cotton Cadet cap—should keep you cool in more ways than one.


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Topshop Straw Boater Hat, about $40, available at Topshop.


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Eugenia Kim Max Hat, $265, available at Zoe.
Asli Filinta Mesh Hat with Feathers, $285, available at Pixie Market.


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Lola Petit Dulce Hat, $155, available at Zoe.
Anthropologie Sardou Fedora, $42, available at Anthropologie.


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Urban Outfitters Washed Denim Cadet Hat, $9.99, available at Urban Outfitters.
A.P.C. Sailor's Cap, $56, available at A.P.C..

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Karen Walker Straw Hat with Ribbons, $64, available at Creature of Comfort.


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Tsuyumi Linen Cap with Button, $110, available at Steven Alan.
J. Crew Classic Straw Hat, $49.50, available at J. Crew.


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Farhi Nicole Farhi Cabanne Hat, $109, available at Bird.
McKenzies Johnson Floppy Hat, $78, available at Shop Bop.

12 hats to make summertime the tops.