You already know that sunscreen is a year-round must — and given the aging, burning and cancer-causing powers of UVA and UVB rays, an extra layer of protection with a sun hat is also a good idea.
From visors to Panama and even boat-style hats, there are a ton of stylish options to shade your face while upgrading your look — not to mention the fact that hats are great for covering up roots (and unwashed hair). Check out our slideshow for a look at options that blend function with fashion no matter your personal style, face shape or budget.
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Tenth Street Hats Arianna, $160
This handwoven design takes the classic panama style to the next level with its dramatically frayed rim.
Bits and Pieces To Go The Boater, prices vary
Customize your hat with rainbow thread, pearls, crystals, a fun saying or anything else you can dream up via this made-for-Instagram hat brand.
Hat Attack Packable Reversible Sunhat, $65
Structured hats don't tend to look great after being stuffed into a suitcase. For travel, check out this hat, which is designed not only to be packable, but to be reversible. It can also be easily washed if it gets sweaty.
Freya Shadow, $230
For a hat to punctuate both light and dark looks, consider this dual-colored fedora — available in a few different shade options.