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SUMMER SUN HATS

06.21.19

Happy first day of summer folks! I’m excited to welcome the season with open arms (pale as they may be) and plan to savour every hour of sunlight and warm weather that I can. In order to do just that, I’ll be keeping my hats handy and ready for action!

I haven’t always been a fan of hats but as I’ve brought a couple of carefully chosen chapeaus into my collection I’ve been convinced otherwise. This being the case, I thought you might be interested in discovering some of the incredible milliners and hat brands I’ve bookmarked over the years.

Today I’ll be sharing 9 summer hat brands, with a focus on woven styles, that are worth checking out. The round-up includes a variety of price points (with several under $100), both understated and statement designs and a Canadian millinery I was delighted to discover. I dare say there is a hat for every head, so if you’re in the market do read on!


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MY SUMMER HAT COLLECTION


HATS SHOWN ABOVE: TOP LEFT J.CREW | TOP RIGHT* vintage from my Grandma | CENTRE JANESSA LEONÉ | BOTTOM LEFT* borrowed from my Mum | BOTTOM LEFT BROOKES BOSWELL | CIRCULO WOVEN TOTE gifted ARTISAN & FOX | *Linked to similar




1 | BROOKES BOSWELL


MADE IN – PORTLAND, USA

PRICE RANGE – $180 – $400 USD

MY PICK: OPTIMO PACKABLE HAT IN HONEYCOMB


Brookes Boswell millinery is an incredible source for handcrafted, made-to-order hats in a wide range of styles and shapes. I bought the Optimo Packable Hat in Honeycomb via Garmentory a couple of summers ago and it’s been a great hat for summer holidays, hot afternoons around home and basically all activities involving a lot of sun and little shade. It is indeed packable, however, I may have over estimated it’s shape resilience as the brim is now seemingly permanently wavy. I might try flattening it out with some books but it doesn’t bother me much and I still get plenty of use out of it.


SHOP BROOKES BOSWELL



2 | CLYDE


MADE IN – NEW YORK, USA

PRICE RANGE – $250 – $300 USD

MY PICK: PINCH PANAMA STRAW HAT IN RUST


SHOP: CLYDE | NET-A-PORTER | GARMENTORY | MODA OPERANDI | THE DRESLYN



3 | CUYANA


MADE IN – ECUADOR

PRICE RANGE – $85 USD – $115 USD

MY PICK: SUMMER HAT IN NATURAL


SHOP CUYANA HATS



4 | DREAM BASKETS via ETSY


MADE IN – PORTUGAL

PRICE RANGE – $20 – $30 CAD

MY PICK: PORTUGUESE STRAW HAT


SHOP DREAM BASKETS HATS (+ some lovely basket bags)



5 | EUGENIA KIM


MADE IN – USA

PRICE RANGE – $325 – $500 USD

MY PICK: THE MIRABEL STRAW HAT


SHOP: EUGENIA KIM | MODA OPERANDI | SHOPBOP | NET-A-PORTER



6 | HAT ATTACK


MADE IN – USA & CHINA

PRICE RANGE – $48 – $120 USD

MY PICKS: STRAW BASEBALL CAP + CONTINENTAL IN PECAN


SHOP: HAT ATTACK | AMOUR VERT | SHOPBOP | REVOLVE



7 | HEIRLOOM HATS


MADE IN – MONTRÉAL CANADA

PRICE RANGE – $160 – $280 CAD

MY PICK: VERMIS IN NATURAL STRAW

(SHOWN BOTTOM RIGHT)


I was thrilled to discover this Canadian millinery during my research for this post. The collection is full of so many incredible hats and headwear styles, all made right in Montréal, QC. Yet another reason to visit again soon!


SHOP: HEIRLOOM HATS | ON ETSY



8 | JANESSA LEONÉ


MADE IN – USA + COLUMBIA

PRINCE RANGE – $180 – $375 USD

MY PICKS: KLINT + LUCIE + CEZANNE (Packable)


Janessa Leoné would have to claim the #1 spot on my list of milliners. I’ve had the pleasure of wearing JL hats for several years now in both the cold and warm seasons. They are made extremely well and each design is carefully understated, leaving the clean shapes and thoughtful details to shine. I cannot recommend these hats enough and feel that they are definitely worth the investment.

The Klint straw boater is my go-to hat for the summer as it’s both stylish and functional. It’s also highly versatile and goes with everything from floral midi dresses to shorts & a tee. I find that the brim is wide enough to offer protection but not so big that you feel like you should be at a derby!


SHOP: JANESSA LEONÉ | SHOPBOP | MODA OPERANDI | REVOLVE



9 | SENSI STUDIO


MADE IN – ECUADOR

PRINCE RANGE – $100 – $300 USD

MY PICK: GLAMOROUS WIDE BRIM STRAW HAT


This designer works closely with expert craftspeople in the Andes region of Ecuador to create their line of handwoven hats and beautiful bags. Learn more here.


SHOP: SENSI STUDIO | MODA OPERANDI | REVOLVE



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I HOPE THIS SUN HAT ROUND-UP HELPS YOU FIND A SOLUTION TO STAYING SAFE WHILE STILL FEELING STYLISH THIS SUMMER!


ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR MILLINERS I SHOULD ADD TO THE LIST?

This post is not sponsored or in partnership with any of the aforementioned brands but the article contains affiliate links. When you shop via the links above I may make commission on a sale at no additional cost to you. I always strive to give information that is as honest and accurate as possible to help you add pieces you’ll love wearing long-term. Thanks for supporting Style Bee! All opinions are always my own.

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  1. Ana Q says:

    Loved your suggestions so much I took the plunge on the Cuyana summer hat. I love it! Any travel/packing tips to make sure I have this lovely for many years to come? Or would you suggest hand carrying on planes, trains, and automobiles is best?

    • Oh that’s great to hear Ana! I usually hand carry my hats to avoid any issues but I’ve also packed them in a suitcase before. I fill the top part with soft stuff like pjs or a scarf and then make sure the brim lays flat on other clothes and isnt too squished. Hope that helps and you have your hat for many trips and years to come! Xo

  2. Kimberly Baker says:

    Hi Lee, Terrific hat roundup! What I do when my hats loose shape is that I heat up a kettle and steam it back into shape. This works brilliantly! Thank you for the hat recommendations.

  3. Krystal says:

    A lovely roundup! I just ordered the Folding Panama Hat from Cuyana and it seems like it will be great for summer travel. Do you have any hat styling tips?

    • Oh great choice Krystal! That is a perfect travelling hat. Good question about hat styling. If you mean in terms of hair, I usually just wear my hair down or in either a single or double braid. Then when I take it off for the evening I can let out the braids and have a bit of a wave. If you mean in terms of outfits, I usually just add a hat to whatever I’ve got on and roll with it haha. Thanks for reading and have a great week! xo