Top 5 Summer Hats for Stylish Sun Protection

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Hats are always a great way to keep styling in the sun. Along with your sunscreen, a floppy hat is a great accessory to cover up your untamed hair and keep some sun out of your face. You will look cute whether you are laying out or if you are strolling outside in the sun.

Every time I see a cowgirl hat, I think of Elle Macpherson. She is hip and up to date and seems to cover her gorgeous face with a straw hat similar to this one from Francesca’s. Take this on your weekend pool outings. Please keep in mind this hat will not completely protect your face and neck. Because it doesn’t extend out to fully cover your face and neck, so make sure to apply sunscreen all over your face, neck and body.

Francesca's Collections Headed West Hat

→ Buy the Francesca's Collections Headed West Hat, $28.00, at

Do you want something sophisticated? Try a colorful, sexy floppy hat. Show off your inner diva while you strut around with this fun orange and red trimmed hat. The hat will compliment long Kim Kardashian-like locks and really accentuate an oval face.

Aqua Colorblock Floppy Hat

→ Buy the Aqua Colorblock Floppy Hat, $52.00, at

This next hat seems more appropriate for a winter look, but it’s a nice hat to wear at night if you haven’t been able to tame your hair. This looks wonderful with a maxi dress. The beautiful chocolate brown color will go with almost anything, especially with this season's lime green, canary yellow, hot pink and deep blue.

Eugenia Kim Cecily Wool Felt Boho Floppy Hat

→ Buy the Eugenia Kim Cecily Wool Felt Boho Floppy Hat, $31.50 (was $150.00), at

Although this next hat is a little pricey, it’s still awesome. It’s great for a slender, long face. Furthermore, the simple feather wrapped around the base gives this hat a classic look. The coloring and design give this hat has a nice flow.

Anthropologie Crimson Borders Hat

→ Buy the Anthropologie Crimson Borders Hat, $298.00, at

Try wearing this sassy black hat with a gold chain and you will help keep the nighttime floppy hat alive. This is a great JLo hat. Wear some gold hoop earrings and make the glitzy gals jealous with this fierce hat. You can wear this with anything, even by the pool with a gold accented bikini.

Betsey Johnson Felt Floppy Hat

→ Buy the Betsey Johnson Felt Floppy Hat, $38.99 (was $58.00), at; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.