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12 best summer hats you'll want to wear all season long

Crochet buckets hats are this year's must wear

By Emma Henderson
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Come summertime, an outfit is often not complete without the final addition of a hat. The humble accessory is an extra way to make your overall look standout, not to mention their usefulness at keeping our faces and scalps out of the sun during the hottest months of the year.

Whether you're a minimalist who prefers a small visor or are after a dramatic lampshade silhouette, there really is a style for everyone. The good news is lots of styles can now be packed away in suitcases and still retain their shape once you pop them on your head, so you can easily wear them in the city and on your holiday.

This year, we're loving crochet and bucket hats, although there's nothing like an oversized floppy straw or raffia hat to make you feel instantly pulled together.

From investment to budget friendly styles, here's our edit of the summer hats we're loving this summer.

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M&S Collection Striped Crochet Bucket Hat

Striped Crochet Bucket Hat
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M&S Collection Striped Crochet Bucket Hat

£17 at Marks & Spencer

Crocheted bucket hats are this summer's preferred hat choice. With its simple stripe pattern, it's a relaxed and minimalist way to cover up.

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ME+EM Wear With Everything Beach Hat

Wear With Everything Beach Hat
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ME+EM Wear With Everything Beach Hat

Love a straw hat with a medium wide brim, but want something different to the classic creamy colour? This one from ME+EM uses deeper tones of brown and black which, as the name of the hat suggests, goes with everything, from simple beachwear to evening dresses too.

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Gucci Lamé papier hat

Lamé papier hat
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Gucci Lamé papier hat

If you're looking to invest in a timeless style, Gucci’s papier hat ticks all the boxes. The runway piece is woven with shiny threads and topped with a playful metal bee detail. The epitome of elegance.

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The White Company Raffia Straw Visor

Raffia Straw Visor
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The White Company Raffia Straw Visor

A visor is a great way to keep the rays off your face if you don't want to commit to a full straw hat. We love the raffia style of this one, and its affordable price tag. It's also much easier to pack in your suitcase.

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San Diego Hat Co. San Diego Hat Co. Packable Floppy Hat

San Diego Hat Co. Packable Floppy Hat
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San Diego Hat Co. San Diego Hat Co. Packable Floppy Hat

Make a statement with this oversized floppy lime green number. Made from a mix of paper and polyester, it has an all over ribbed effect and small tie detail at the back.

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Isabel Marant Tyron logo cotton cap

Tyron logo cotton cap
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Isabel Marant Tyron logo cotton cap

A classic baseball cap is guarantee to never go out of style. Logo mania shows no sign of abating, and this style from cool. Paris-based fashion brand Isabel Marant is a good way to buy into the trend.

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Reiss Reiss Kylie Open Top Raffia Sun Hat

Reiss Kylie Open Top Raffia Sun Hat
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Reiss Reiss Kylie Open Top Raffia Sun Hat

If you love a visor but want something with more oomph, this number is much more like a wide-brimmed hat, just without the top. We love the large cotton tie at the back too, which makes it easy to adjust the size.

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Boden Garment Dye Cap

Garment Dye Cap
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Boden Garment Dye Cap

Now 20% Off

If you're not a minimalist, this simple cap is bound to be a winner. We love its acid pink wash.

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JACQUEMUS Le Bob Artichaut canvas bucket hat

Le Bob Artichaut canvas bucket hat
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JACQUEMUS Le Bob Artichaut canvas bucket hat

Best know for its mini bags, Jacquemus also does hats well. This bucket hats with toggles is designed with style and function in mind, and will be perfect for the beach

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COS Bucket hat

Bucket hat
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COS Bucket hat

Electric blue is undoubtedly the colour of 2023, and this bucket hat is the perfect way to easily bring the joyful shade into your summer wardrobe. Made of soft cotton, we love the textured finish to it.

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Lack of Colour The Ventura sand woven raffia hat

The Ventura sand woven raffia hat
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Lack of Colour The Ventura sand woven raffia hat

The rough raffia border gives a slight edge to this classic boater style.

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Oliver Bonas Floral Bow Blue Denim Cap Hat

Floral Bow Blue Denim Cap Hat
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Oliver Bonas Floral Bow Blue Denim Cap Hat

If you want a baseball cap that is a little more feminine, you'll love the cute cotton bow with a ditsy floral print at the back of this hat.

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