There is no shortage of sunny days here in MIA, which means we have ample opportunities to try out stylish toppers all year long. But, what our northern neighbors might not know is that these shade helpers aren't just for the beach. Having the perfect hat to complement an outfit or protect your skin from the sun is mandatory on the sand and the streets. Make an artistic statement in Wynwood or guarantee a head-turning getup after hours at Soho Beach House—and, of course, stun your fellow sunbathers when you pair your new hat with that clutch bikini, plus shades and sandals. Check out our eight hat tricks picks, from structured cloches to floppy straw fedoras, and, perhaps our perennial Miami favorite, the Panama, for hot-weather headgear done right this spring. In this case, being shady is a good thing.
Protect yourself from the rays with these oh-so gorg hats for the beach and beyond.