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11 Sun Hats That’ll Keep You Cool and Protected This Summer

Trendy straw hats, cool-kid bucket hats, and preppy-chic baseball caps—these are the toppers you'll want to reach for to shield yourself from the sun this season.

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Two-Tone Straw Hat

This hat by Sensi Studio, made by women in the Andean region of South America, is the quintessential vacation hat. Travel plans put on hold? Team it with a breezy summer dress to elevate an alfresco lunch.

Sensi Studio Cordovez grosgrain-trimmed two-tone toquilla straw hat, $290,

(Here are a few chic loungewear essentials to wear with that sun hat.)

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Straw Visor

This visor is just what you want for those hot and steamy summer days. Why? It blocks 95 percent of UV rays and boasts a terry cloth headband, which can be removed and washed post-sweaty excursion.

‘Squishee® Champ’ Custom Fit Visor, Eric Javits, $230,

(Just because you wear a hat doesn’t mean you can skimp on sunscreen. Here’s the best sun protection for every part of your body.)

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Wide Brim Hat

Slip on your favourite sundress, grab a basket, and hit the farmers’ market in this classic straw hat.

Woven Hat with Wide Brim and Matching Band, $46,

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Colourblock Baseball Cap

You may not be able to be taken out to a ballgame this summer, but you can still wear a preppy-chic baseball cap to protect yourself from the sun when running errands around the city (or when you want to hide your dark roots?).

Colorblock Twill Hat, $60,

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Floral Bucket Hat

Throwback to the days of Blossom (90s nostalgia, anyone?) and don this floral bucket hat by much-loved Danish brand Ganni.

GANNI Floral Bucket Hat, $85,

(Here’s sunscreen for the body parts you always miss.)

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Packable Floppy Hat

Heading up to the cottage or taking a mini road trip? Opt to pack this floppy hat—it promises to maintain its shape in your weekender.

Main Character Eau Claire Hat Packable Floppy Hat, $28,

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Cotton Hat

An extra-long brim gives this bucket hat a fashion-forward edge. Team it with denim cut-offs and a tank for a model-approved look.

Isabel Marant Noalie Hat, $296,

(Again—don’t forget the sunscreen! Here are the best mineral sunscreens available in Canada.)

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Straw Scalloped Hat

This topper features a fun, scalloped edge, offering your look an extra frill. Wear it with a long floral number for a fancy outdoor fete.

Cannes Squishee® Straw Hat by Eric Javits, $348,

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Baseball Cap

This pale blue cap, from sustainable brand Patagonia, is made out of 100 percent organic cotton canvas, making it one of our fave hats year round.

Patagonia P-6 Label Trad Cap, $‌52,

(Remember: Your ears are still exposed when you wear a baseball cap, so don’t forget to apply sunscreen to them. Also, be familiar with the other places people forget to apply sunscreen.)

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Coca-Cola Bucket Hat

For another hit of nostalgia, try this coral Coca-Cola-embellished topper from H&M.

Embroidered-detail Bucket Hat, $15,

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Juicy Bright Cap

Stand out on your daily jogs with this simple cap in vibrant purple.

Fast and Free Women’s Run Hat Pony, $38,

Next, check out the outdoor games that’ll make summer 2020 so much more fun.