The hat has long surpassed its value as just a practical, protective piece and has become a statement-maker in and of itself. Your choice of headwear can give direction to your whole look—a cap to add a sporty feel, a bucket hat for funky playfulness, or a structured straw hat to create polish. If you’re not sure which hat to pack for your next beach trip, don't fret, there are many stylish fashion girls to take cues from.
Here are 8 hats you can bring to the beach, according to your favorite celebrities and influencers:
1. Straw Fedora
Certified island girl Marie Lozano is rarely without a chic topper, and a straw fedora is one of her favorite picks! It’s a beachwear classic that’s a little more on the sophisticated side, structured nicely with a sturdy silhouette. Pack it in your suitcase if you want to add polish to your summer looks.
Solca Classic Straw Hat, P1199, STEADY AXX, seektheuiq.com
Straw Hat, P499, H&M, zalora.com
2. Oversized Straw Hat
Always one to make high fashion just work, Liz Uy donned an oversized hat on her recent Palawan trip. The piece is a bold take on your classic straw hat and is definitely a head-turner. Although it fares poorly in practicality, it makes for a to-die-for fashion moment, which is always worth it.
Ondas Hat, P16,380, DIAZ DEL CASTILLO, colombiancollective.com
Tropical Navy Hat for Women, P999, MOMMY HUGS, zalora.com
3. Fringe-Trimmed Straw Hat
Bea Alonzo opted for a tamer version of the straw hat, but one that’s an eye-catcher in its own right. It’s a piece from Cult Gaia, and features carefully frayed edges, creating that rustically textured feel. Pairing it with a classic black one-piece, the actress gives us a lesson in elevating simple beach looks.
Tonerosa Straw Hat, P659, PIECE, zalora.com
Charles Fringe-Trimmed Straw Fedora, €515 (approximately P29,581.63), MAISON MICHEL, mytheresa.com
4. Floppy Hat
So you’re all for a big floppy hat but can’t take the struggles of packing straw? Why not try this beauty worn by Nicole Andersson, instead? The influencer wore this piece from Louis Vuitton, making for a look that’s half-tropicana and half-Parisian chic. We love how it’s done in a casual chambray color that’s just dying to be matched with your go-to summer cut-offs.
Sienna Sun Hat, P740 MOCU STORE, instagram.com
Canvas-Jacquard Bucket Hat, $950 (approximately P49,745.80), GUCCI, net-a-porter.com
5. Bright Bucket Hat
And now it’s time for a little color. Camille Co chose a vibrant pink bucket hat from Chanel, making for a high-contrast look with her bright orange polo. We love how the hat gives off a feminine appeal but with a fresh and casual feel that’s perfect for the beach.
Caran Cotton Canvas Bucket Hat, € 125 (approximately P7191), NANUSHKA, mytheresa.com
Basic Bucket Hat, P995, PULL & BEAR, pullandbear.com
6. Neutral Bucket Hat
You can never go wrong with a neutral-colored bucket hat, especially when it’s embedded with iconic crossed Cs. Rei Germar shows us how versatile this piece is, pairing it with her collection of brightly colored bikinis. No matter what your personal style is, this will definitely be a safe bet for you.
Bucket Hat, P2150, COS, zalora.com
Franklin Bucket Hat, P2799, OBEY, zalora.com
7. Printed Bucket Hat
The bucket hat strikes once again, this time in a groovier iteration. Laureen Uy wears one that features a '70s-style print in poppy, citrine pantones. Get her actual look from local brand Neon Island, or find other picks in cool summertime prints.
Le Bob Gadjo Floral Bucket Hat, € 79 (approximately P4539), JACQUEMUS, mytheresa.com
Twiggy and Edie Reversible Bucket Hat in Blue/Brown, P1299, NEON ISLAND, neonislandclothing.com
8. Baseball Cap
If you’re not all for frills, Angelique Manto gives you the perfect solution. The influencer opted for a black baseball cap to pair with her bikini, creating that quintessential cool girl look. This is definitely a must-have if you have a more sporty approach to seaside dressing.
U NSW H86 Cap Futura Washed, P895, NIKE, capital.com
Wordmark Cap, P3750, MUSEUM OF PEACE & QUIET, commonwealth-ftgg.ph
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