Spending all waking hours outside is a must after the winter we just had. But shielding your face from harmful rays is just as important. Enter: these sun-blocking hats with major style power. Permission to soak up every last second? Granted.

Summer Hat TrendsWide-Brim Hat
Consider an exaggerated brim in lightweight straw the chicest form of SPF. Rock it anywhere and everywhere (alfresco drinks, anyone?) for instant ladylike polish.

Summer Hat TrendsBaseball Cap
This look isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s having a major moment. Sporty, on-trend, and oh-so-practical, it wears well with almost anything –  from athleisure looks to feminine outfits.

Summer Hat TrendsPanama Hat
Look fast, and this blogger-beloved staple could be mistaken for a fedora. But with a slightly wider brim, its laid-back silhouette is a breezy outfit’s (and bad hair day’s) best friend.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 4, 2015

Getting down and derby this weekend? You’ll need a hat. From Churchill Downs to a downtown rooftop, here are three sure-bet toppers for any fete.

The Fascinator

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May 1, 2015

For avoiding hat hair: ‘Tis the season for beanies – and hair dents. To prevent flatness and cowlicks, part hair on the opposite side than you usually do. Flip back upon removing your headwear for volume.

For just-waxed arches: Want a quicker recovery after a brow waxing? Dab on a natural astringent (for example, witch hazel), and then an antiseptic lotion like Neosporin to ease irritation quickly.

For the best DIY mani: Painting your nails with an unpracticed hand can be tricky. Try to maneuver your dominant hand as it’s painted, holding the brush still in your non-dominant hand. Here’s some guidance.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 17, 2014

A good hat is like a glass of wine. It transforms things. And often makes them better.

Case in point: these 50 sometimes-ridiculous, sometimes-classic, always-striking toppers spotlighted on The Cut. Lady Gaga’s lobster hat. Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat. Even – shocker – giant models of ships that women of the 18th century placed on their heads and dubbed fashion statements. (And I thought beanies were difficult to pull off.)

my fair lady

Prepare to be amazed. See the hats at New York Magazine: The Cut.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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November 21, 2013

From straw fedoras in the summer to wool trilbies in the winter, berets, cloches, and a couple of wide-brimmed floppy styles, my hat collection runneth over. And then there’s that lone baseball cap that’s never seen the light of day, let alone the fluorescent light of a gym (or even the lights of a night game).

Sporty Spice, I am not, and a baseball cap is something I would never consider wearing. That is until it started popping up on runways and blogs du jour, worn not with sneakers and a Sox tee, but actually styled. And just like that, I’m suddenly thinking about taking the game-changing chapeau for a spin, like Shirleyne does above.

1. Mix it with feminine hair. Long, loose waves or our beloved side braid look chic with this boyish topper.

2. Add a sharp statement coat. Even if you’re wearing that ball cap with boyfriend jeans, there’s something about the addition of a tailored coat or jacket that elevates the look.

3. Think beyond the sports team. While showing love for your hometown fave is always a do, a sleek leather-look cap and dark, solid colors will translate this style into fall.

By Sam Dulac, Senior Staff Writer

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September 4, 2012


Hats Off

OK, so we’ve already discussed most of Fall 2011’s major trends here on the Rue La La New York Fashion Week blog series and during our Facebook Live Chat on Thursday (to recap the biggies: the color red, layers, long skirts, black platform booties, statement coats, ‘90s/grunge influences, and lots and lots o’ fur).

In addition to the above, hats had a starring role on the New York runways this week. And while there were all sorts of toppers on display — berets, turbans, furry trapper hats — the style that got the most play and looked freshest to my eye was the wide-brimmed floppy hat and its distant cousin, the fedora.
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February 24, 2011