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