One of the best things about summer is fully indulging my love affair with hats. (You’ll rarely see me on a hot day without my favorite straw fedora from JM Drygoods.) It’s an accessory that serves so many purposes: protecting fair skin from the harsh summer sun, adding a bit of flair to a ho-hum outfit, and hiding less-than-perfect hair. (And when you’re not wearing hats, they can make for great set dressing on a coffee table or bed!) So whether you’re a maniac for millinery or feel timid about hats in general, click through our selection of the best summer hats of 2014 and try one on for size:

featured image via mille


1. warehouse floppy hat from ASOS

2. lattice cap from Zimmerman

3. Eugenia Kim head wrap

4. raffia band fedora from Chance

5. ASOS straw visor hat

6. picacho rancher straw hat

7. peaks hat from Yestadt Millinery

8. tassled straw sun hat

9. Profound Aesthetic Portland 5-Panel Hat

10. elegant ranch hat by Tula

16 comments
  1. 1
    Traci | July 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I’m going to Mexico next month and need a big floppy hat like the one in the first picture. I might just order it…the price is right and it looks like what I’m looking for. Simple but stylish. Thanks for the link!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | July 12, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      You’re welcome, Traci. Have a wonderful trip!

      Reply
  2. 2
    Thistle Jones | July 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    We just started carrying Yestadt Millinery in the shop where I work in Portsmouth, NH and I am crazy over their hats. I just can’t choose which one I love the most! Their fedoras totally revive the style.

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | July 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Aren’t they great? I have invested in one yet, but it’s on my wish list for sure. What’s the name of your shop in Portsmouth? Sounds cool!

      Reply
  3. 3
    Kali // 204 Park | July 11, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Loving the fedora style! Perfect when you have a little head like me. 😉

    xo, Kali

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | July 12, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      I know. The fedora is a favorite of mine, too. Seems to be universally flattering!

      Reply
  4. 4
    Lily | July 12, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I am such a wuss when it coms to hats, but maybe it’s worth taking a risk! these are cute!

    x Lily
    whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | July 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Go for it, Lily!

      Reply
  5. 5
    peach | July 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    i’d like to know about the blue and white shirt (or dress) on the first ‘page’

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  6. 6
    D | July 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the stylish “toppers”.I agree great for
    those bad hair days!!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith | July 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      You’re welcome, D! Thanks for reading.

      Reply
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    Tre Cavil | July 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    The right hat adds so much style and sophistication to a woman. Always been a fan of women that wear hats.

    Reply
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