Summer Hats for the Beach or Barbeque

Summer Hats for the Beach or Barbeque

When it comes to summer accessories, a hat is always essential. Not only will a hat protect your face, neck, ears, and scalp from harmful UV rays, it will add a stylish touch to any warm weather outfit. A good summer hat is also flexible and versatile, so you can easily transition between activities.

From classic sunhats to sporty visors, there’s plenty of options to choose from to suit your style. We’ve rounded up a list of the best summer hats for your next beach trip or barbecue.

Go Classic in a Straw Hat

Nothing says, “summer,” more than a classic straw hat. The neutral color and natural texture of this hat make it easy to style with all your favorite summer clothes. Featuring a wide brim, this hat will also protect your skin and eyes from the sun and sand. Now you can kick back and relax while staying safe in style.

Wearing a straw hat with a jumpsuit or romper over your swimsuit will create a chic, carefree look for the beach. You can also wear it with an airy, cotton dress or an oversized t-shirt for more beach-to-boardwalk looks.

If you’re heading to a backyard barbecue, your straw hat will look terrific with jean shorts and a relaxed, button-up short sleeve shirt. For another casual outfit, wear it with your best summer dress or a long, flowy top. To elevate your look, wear your straw hat with wide leg pants and a fitted, sleeveless t-shirt.

Keep it Casual with a Cap

A cotton baseball cap is another classic hat that works well for beach and barbecue days. Featuring a sweatband to wick away moisture, these hats are ideal for extra hot or super active days. Materials like brushed cotton canvas offer instant comfort and help to keep you cool and dry. The bill can be molded to your preferred shape while also shielding you from the sun. Caps with an adjustable strap offer the most versatility for comfort and style.

Add a touch of retro style to any barbecue outfit with a comfy cotton cap. You can wear it with everything from women's t-shirts, to dresses, skirts, and capris. For a cute and casual look, wear it with a fitted knee-length dress, white sneakers, and a matching shawl.

If you’re heading to the beach, throw your baseball cap on with a beach coverup and slides for an easy laidback look.

Play Up Your Look with a Visor

Add chic, sporty style to all your summer beach and barbecue looks with a visor. This functional hat is ideal for protecting yourself from the sun while keeping your head cool and your hairstyle intact. It’s also versatile in that it works just as well for tennis and golf as it does for barbecues and the beach. A cotton visor offers incredible comfort while a straw visor gives off the beach vibes.

For a stylish beach day look, pair your visor with a one-piece swimsuit and an off-the-shoulder coverup. It’ll also look cute with a bikini top and high-waisted skirt. Discover packable visors at Lands’ End that you can easily roll up and toss in your beach bag.

A sleek dress with sneakers and a visor is a simple yet stylish outfit for a backyard barbecue. Try pairing your visor with a denim midi skirt, cropped blouse, and espadrilles for a cute casual look. A visor will also look terrific with a flowing, sleeveless midi dress and slides.

Stay on Trend with a Bucket Hat

The bucket hat has evolved from an old-school fishing hat into a staple of modern fashion. Today’s styles blend retro silhouettes with fresh, eye-catching colors and patterns. For a cute and trendy summer accessory, you can’t beat this one. Made from lightweight materials, like cotton, and featuring ventilation holes for breathability, a bucket hat will keep you cool while protecting you from the elements. Casual and versatile, it can be worn with plenty of summer looks.

Wearing a bucket hat with a flowy skirt, a cropped blouse, and sneakers, makes a delightful summer outfit for backyard parties, picnics, and barbecues. You can achieve a similar look by swapping out the skirt and top for an airy cotton dress.

If you need a boardwalk look for the beach, wear a pair of womens shorts over your one-piece swimsuit and finish off the look with a bucket hat. Whether you go for a solid color bucket hat or one with a vibrant design, this accessory will add a stylish touch to any beach outfit.

Get the best of both worlds with a reversible bucket hat from Lands’ End. This 100% cotton hat features a solid color on one side and a patterned design on the other. It’s ideal for everything from the beach and backyard barbecues, to gardening, camping, and fishing.

We’ve got plenty of more styles to choose from, including hats for men and kids. No matter which designs you pick, hats are a great investment for any wardrobe that you can wear for plenty more summers to come.

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