I’m Obsessed With Sun Protection—Here Are My Favorite Wide-Brim Hats

In case you missed it, last summer I wrote about what it was like having skin cancer at 20 years old. Luckily, the two spots were removed without issue, but the experience sparked a lifelong dedication to sun protection. In addition to sunscreen, hats are my favorite way to shield myself from the sun. Considering that both of my basal cell carcinomas were on my forehead, wearing hats outside is a no-brainer for me—and should be for you, too!

Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite wide-brim hats that are not only practical but stylish as well. From affordable versions to luxury buys, there’s something in this roundup for everyone. Not to sound like a broken record, but don’t forget that SPF even if you’re wearing a hat. 

The perfect beach hat. 

This chin strap is super practical for windy days. 

I loved the turned-down brim on this style. 

This hat has over 350 five-star reviews on Nordstrom thanks to its high quality and classic design. 

This is a best-seller at Madewell and it’s easy to see why: it’s super chic and protects well. 

This would look perfect with a classic white shirtdress. 

I love how this is styled with a floral dress in coordinating colors. 

This ultra-wide brim will certainly come in handy this summer. 

A steal at $39. 

For those of you who will never give up black, even in the summer. 

This is giving me Audrey Hepburn vibes. 

This scalloped detail is such a fun twist on a standard straw hat. 

Sometimes you just need an XL sun hat.

This strawberry print is too cute to pass up. 

Ganni always has the most fun prints. 

Bucket hats: not just for gardening. 

If you want a little designer logo action. 

This yellow hat is so cheery and perfect for warm summer days outside. 

I’d wear this with an electric blue dress for a bit of contrast. 

Madewell has never let me down when it comes to accessories. 

Your inner 13-year-old is jealous of this cute patchwork hat. 

The kind of hat you’ll keep for years and years. 

This patchwork hat has a cool ’70s feel to it. 

Don’t be afraid to mix prints and wear this with a striped dress

Very Serena Williams. 

Eugenia Kim is always a smart choice when it comes to well-made hats. 

Could logo visors be the new logo bag? Only time will tell. 

This ultra-wide brim is such a fun twist on a visor. 

This would look fantastic with a linen dress

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