Summer is in session as the July heat wave runs rampant across the East Coast. The temperatures have climbed into the mid-90s for the past two weeks. My sartorial choices for hot summer weather includes a large straw hat; one that allows my scalp to breath while providing ample shade from the scorching sun.
We’ve come a long way from the boring straw hats of old. Nowadays, the bigger the hat, the chicer the style. Thanks to brands like Jacquemus and Olmos Y Flores, there’s been a huge resurgence of gigantic hats that evoke summers in the tropics or some far off resort town. Influencers have flocked to the La Bomba hat by Jacquemus but it’s the Palapa hat from Olmos Y Flores, a Mexican brand that had really whet my appetite for monstrous chapeaus.
Below is the ultimate summer hat guide, chockfull of beautiful proper toppers in all price points and style to complete your summer looks.