I don’t know if you could tell (from my photos/last name/constant complaining,) but my inherited German/Irish skin is pretttty pale and freckly, and I tend to burn pretty easily during a day in the sun. Since we often camp out on the beach for hours at a time, running back only for the bathroom or a quick dip in the pool, I find myself reapplying sunscreen rather often. And almost always, I’m wearing a hat.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect summer hat, check out my top 3 favorites below, plus my recommendations for similar styles – they’re ALL $15 or under!
First up, the always classy sunhat. I call this one my floppy hat, as I’m sure many people do, but it does tend to hold its shape pretty well – even after being stuffed in my suitcase for a few hours! This particular hat is old from Target – though Anne did inspire me to DIY upgrade it soon. Here are a few similar styles: – one | two | three
Next is my beloved straw cowgirl hat. Now listen – I’m not really a country music fan per se, and by no means do I live anywhere close to “the South,” but for some reason I decided I absolutely needed to purchase this hat on the beach in Cancun during spring break one year. Oh yeah, alcohol. Alcohol was the reason.
Regardless of how it became mine, I’ve worn this baby a surprising amount of times. To concerts and festivals, to themed parties, or most often – just hanging out on the beach! Here are a few different options: one | two
Last but not least, the one I wear most often – my classic Avalon baseball hat. You’ve probably got one or 12 in your closet already – Just stash your favorite in your beach bag, and another in your car, and you’ll be set whether your hair is down or you’re rocking a ponytail! Or buy this adorable #murrica style and show your USA pride ; )
Summer isn’t over yet! Throw up an insta of your favorite hat & tag me @drinktheday!