During the hot days of summer, when people stay outdoors more often, it is important to have some head protection from the heat. There are trendy hats for women that are attractive and go with any outfit or any outdoor activity, whether that is tending the gardens or just enjoying a walk by the beach. The most popular hats are those that offer comfort as well as style.
Floppy hats have a loose shape and offer maximum sun protection. Often made with cotton or straw materials that help keep heads cool, floppy hats are bulky because of their large, wide brims. The brims, which are adjustable to fit any style, make excellent shades that protect the face from direct sunlight. Crunch the brims downward for full coverage, or fold them upward when the sunlight is not too harsh. Some women adorn their floppy hats with ribbons and silk flowers with colors that match their outfits.
Cloche hats–fitted, bell-shaped hats that were popularized during the 1920s–are timeless. Women can wear cloche (French for “bell”) hats low on their foreheads to show their eyes only slightly below the brim. Usually made of felt material to conform to the head, cloche hats provide comfort from the sun’s heat, especially during the summertime. Worn with sundresses or pantsuits, cloche hats are very stylish and alluring. When not in use, women can fold them easily to fit inside purses or pockets.
Straw hats are great for the summertime because their material and weaves provide airflow circulation to help control the heat and prevent perspiration during hot sunny days. Made for men and women, straw hats are versatile. People can wear them while in the garden or on a stroll. Straw hats are very affordable and easy to find. Look for them in supermarkets, home improvement stores and departments stores.