We all know that it takes more than just the perfect monokini to complete our summer beach look. From cover-ups and sunnies to the SPF-boasting, waterproof products we’ll be slathering ourselves in, it’s really all about looking and feeling our very best while being sure we’re adequately protected from the sun.
When it comes to protective accessories that merge fashion and function, what can be more beach-chic than a good summer hat? Not only do they keep our hair and complexions safe from harmful UV rays, but they also have the ability to pull together any look. We couldn’t really ask for more from a summer accessory. While the classic oversized floppy straw hat has become pretty played out over the past few years, this only called for brands to totally rethink this style—and rethink, they did.
We rounded up 13 alternative summer hats that are sure to please. Whether you’re looking to channel ’90s vibes with a printed bucket hat or are dying to bring out your inner tennis player with a woven visor, we’ve got you covered (pun intended). Click through the gallery below to check out our picks of the season.