different sun hats on a colourful background

A round up of hats which protect and look great (Picture: Getty/Urban Outfitters/ASOS/& Other Stories)

With temperatures on the rise this week, our skin should be a top priority.

Of course, SPF is given, but a hat should be a summer staple, too.

Not only does a hat serve practical purposes – in protecting skin and generally keeping us cool – but it’s also a great accessory for a summer outfit.

There are so many types to choose from, too.

Once reserved for festivals and raves, the bucket hat has been creeping into mainstream fashion over recent years. The style provides a decent amount of protection as well, covering the head, neck and some of the shoulders.

Straw sun hats, on the other hand, are arguably a more grown-up, sophisticated option. Due to their large surface area, they’re also great for those who require a little more shade.

And let’s not forget about the timeless cap.

We’ve rounded up some of the best on sale at the moment.

Think you’re not a hat person? Think again.

Bucket hats

Leopard print hat, Net-a-Porter, £33

leopard print hat from net a porter

Add some animal print (Picture: Net-a-Porter)

Friends will be the first to spot you in the park with this eye-catching animal print hat. It’s also currently on sale.

Flower pot hat, Lazy Oaf at Urban Outfitters, £28

lazy paf hat at urban outfitters

How sweet (Picture: Urban Outfitters)

This adorable hat from Lazy Oaf is two for the price of one.

Its reversible style features a cute flower pot on the blue side and a ‘lazy’ slogan on the red side.

Tie-Dye hat, Urban Outfitters, £10

tie dye hat from urban outfitters

It’s on sale, too (Picture: Urban Outfitters)

Tie-dye is one of the biggest looks to emerge in 2020 and a hat is a great way to dip a toe in the trend.

This grey and white one from Urban Outfitters is very neutral, too, so will look great with a whole host of outfits.

Pink hat, Monki, £15

pink hat from MOnki

A splash of colour (Picture: Monki)

Be tickled pink with this pastel hat from Monki.

If pink isn’t your thing, it also comes in 12 other colours.

Dickies hat, Asos, £30

dickies hat from ASOS

A classic (Picture: Asos)

For something with a vintage twist, this Dickies hat would look great not only for summer, but all year around. 

Floral bucket hat, & Other Stories, £27

floral bucket hat &other stories

Cute (Picture: & Other Stories)

No summer wardrobe would be complete without a little floral number and this cute summer hat is the perfect addition.

Straw hats

Floppy hat, ASOS, £16

Floppy hat from ASOS

More of a traditional hat (Picture: Asos)

This floppy style provides plenty of shade for the face and shoulders. Look how cute the little plaited braid is, too.

Rubien hat, Anthropologie, £50

purple hat from Anthropologie

Inject some colour into your wardrobe (Picture: Anthropologie)

Want your headwear to make a little more of a statement? This hat from Anthropologie will certainly turn heads with its vibrant purple shade.

Straw hat, H&M, £9.99

sun hat from h&m

What a bargain (Picture: H&M)

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic.

This simple straw hat from H&M will get the job done – it’s also incredibly affordable at £9.99.

Straw bucket hat, & Other Stories, £23

straw bucket hat from & Other Stories

Timeless (Picture: & Other Stories)

This hybrid hat incorporates both the straw and bucket styles – it’s a win, win.


Court side tie dye hat, Vans, £28

Vans tie dye hat

Jazzy (Picture: Vans)

Upgrade your regular cap with this jazzy tie-dye number. The pastel shades are perfect for summer, but if the sickly sweet colour palette isn’t your style the hat also comes in checkerboard and floral prints.

Tommy Jeans hat, Urban Outfitters, £24

Tommy jeans hat

Great for everyday wear (Picture: Urban Outfitters)

Tommy Hilfiger always delivers on timeless pieces and this cap is one of them.

It’s topped with the label’s recognisable flag logo and has an adjustable close for maximum comfort.

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