Summer straw hats are the cutest fashion accessories to experiment with when you are looking for the easiest ways of standing out in the crowd and making a big fashion statement. Besides their ability to protect you against harmful sunrays giving you the chance to stroll in the streets any time of the day, summer hats also boast a big versatility, since they look undeniably chic with beach and pool looks, but also for casual street style images, when you want to inject that special fashion vibe into your appearance. Summer straw hats regularly get the attention of the world-famous fashion designers, who represent new and creative designs of summer hats on the catwalks each season. Therefore it’s no surprise that famous fashion bloggers and It girls have caught up with this trend, showing a big bunch of refreshing ways of wearing summer hats in the streets. From lovely fedora hats and spectacular boater hats to cowgirl-style and wide-brim options, all the summer hat styles have captured the attention of sassy fashionisers worldwide, and below we have rounded up the coolest 21 ways to wear summer hats like a real It girl would!
The first feeling you get from a girl wearing a summer hat is that she has just escaped from a hot travel destination, like the French Riviera or Capri, especially when she wears her hat with a white or blue outfit, or one featuring both the shades. This can be a romantic embroidered white dress for a boho feel, or a pair of denim vintage shorts and a breezy top. A creative way of wearing summer hats is also matching them with fringed pieces, like a kimono or even a small detail, like a fringed bag.
To radiate the enchanting Californian style, match your wide-brim straw hat with a maxi polka dotted vintage-style dress and a pair of round-framed sunglasses. Leaving your hair loose and casual will only enhance the wow-worthy effect of this look. Another great idea is combining a panama straw hat with a little black dress styled with a vintage belt, sunnies and a maxi cross-body bag.
A colored fedora hat combining a printed strap is the ideal accessory to brighten up your crisp-white look, like we see it in the case of Evangelie Smyrniotaki. On the other hand if you want to add a chic vibe to your casual looks, go for a straw hat spicing up your ripped denim shorts and a breezy white blouse. The same way you can wear summer straw hats with any other type of denim shorts and top combos, like ones featuring casual striped tops or polka-dotted options. The hat styles don’t matter here; just make sure to pick the best hat for your facial features and personal style.
Summer hats are also great accessorizing details for spicing up more elegant and classier looks, like we see it in the case of Chiara Ferragni, who finishes off her gorgeous tea-length full-skirt navy blue dress with a black cowgirl-style hat. Shea Marie also knows how to skillfully mix and match various styles and one of her show-stopping looks features a cute striped romper with a deep plunging neckline accessorized with a nude panama hat.
When effortless vibes meet the girly style, we get an unbelievably romantic look, which is exactly what Sara from Collage Vintage shows wearing a romantic lace dress with a fedora hat, or a printed red skirt with a simple black top and a hat. Veronica’s look featuring a striped top and a mint green skirt matched with a summer straw hat is yet another beautiful way of embracing this style.
As Gala Gonzalez shows us, summer hats also look amazing with classy printed rompers, again creating a lovely style clash between casual and elegant vibes. On the other hand, Negin Mirsalehi suggests creating a festival-ready bohemian style with summer hats, wearing them with asymmetric printed dresses.
We also adore the idea of wearing hats with super eye-catching printed jumpsuits, a combo of a printed shirt and high-waisted pink shorts or an outfit featuring an off-shoulder crop top and short black denim shorts. Generally, there are no restrictions in styles and creativity, when it comes to wearing summer straw hats. Just trust your inner fashion stylist, be daring and show off the fly of your fantasy!
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