9 of the Best Summer Hats That’ll Keep You Cool and Protected

From trendy straw hats to fun baseball caps, we've rounded up the best toppers that'll help protect you from the sun.

Aritzia Best Summer HatsImage: Aritzia

When it comes to sun safety, all dermatologists dish out the same advice: Always wear sunscreen, reapply it when you get wet or sweaty, stick to the shade and wear a hat whenever possible.

Don’t have a go-to summer hat? (We won’t tell.) Here are some of our favourite picks, all available in Canada.

(Related: 13 Sunscreen Sticks and Powders That Make Mid-Day Touch-Ups a Breeze)

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Best summer hats | Nordstrom
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The Classic Straw Hat

Behold, the quintessential summer hat. It’s neutral, it’s chic, and it’s woven from light straw, so it’ll keep you cool on the sunniest of days.

Eric Javits Hampton Straw Sun Hat, $323, nordstrom.ca

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Best summer hats | Peace And Quiet Ssense
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Quirky Cap

Slip on a hat that reveals to others your innermost hopes and dreams.

Museum of Peace & QuietGreen Wordmark Cap, $42, ssense.com

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Best summer hats | Rotate Birger Christensen The Bay
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Bold Bucket Hat

Throwback to the days of Blossom (90s nostalgia, anyone?) and don this bright pink terry cloth bucket hat that’ll keep you looking on-trend while sopping up sweat.

Rotate Birger Christensen Sunday 4.0 Biance Bucket Hat, $120, thebay.com

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Best summer hats | Zara
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Patterned Hat

Boasting a bohemian print and a contrasting cord, this hat will lend your look an instant cool factor.

Woven Hat with Wide Brim and Matching Band, $46, zara.com

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Best summer hats | Aritzia Babaton
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Straw Bucket Hat

Can’t decide between a bucket hat and a classic straw one? There’s no need to choose with this hand-crocheted pick.

Main Character Eau Claire Hat Packable Floppy Hat, $28, aritzia.com

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Best Summer Hats | Lululemon Running Hat
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Juicy-Bright Baseball Cap

This bright red cap, designed to wear when running, boasts reflective detail and sweat-drying fabric to help keep you safe and feeling good.

Women’s Fast and Free Running Hat, $38, lululemon.com

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Hat Attack Visor Best Summer Hats
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Breezy Visor

An extra-long brim gives this visor a fashion-forward edge while offering a few extra inches of sun protection.

Hat Attack Breezy Visor Hat, $140, clubmonaco.ca

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Hm Trucker Hat Best Summer Hats
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Feel-Good Hat

Surely, you’ve heard that the trucker hat trend is back? Instead of searching for your old Von Dutch, try this healthy version instead.

Printed Cap, $15, hm.com

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Athleta Bucket Hat Best Summer Hats
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Floral Floppy Hat

Go matchy-matchy when gardening with this silky bucket hat featuring a dreamy floral print.

Floppy Sun Hat, $59, athleta.gapcanada.ca

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