According to Dr. Paul E. Juan, Pediatrician, sunscreen can not effectively be applied to the scalp.  This means it is essential for us all to wear a hat when spending extended periods in the sun.  You should select a hat that is comfortable, breathable and offers enough of a brim to shade your face and ears.  Here are some of my favorites this season, in an array of styles and price points.

Go hipster and splurge on one of these two Eugenia Kim styles, only the biggest name in millinery these days. The Kurt Fedora in Fuchsia, $297.

Or try a larger fedora for more coverage, Eugenia Kim’s Courtney Large Brim Fedora in Navy, $297.

If you like something more bohemian and feminine, try this floppy style from surf wear brand Roxy.  I love the way this hat looks from above, like a peppermint swirl.  Swim in Straw Hat in Safari, $34.

pretty woman in straw hat

Kate Spade’s sophisticated and on trend Color Block Sun Hat in Green makes a statement (also comes in a more neutral Navy), $78.

This cute and affordable fedora meets bucket hat from Steve Madden is fun and playful.  The Wide Brim Fedora in Yellow, $28.

If you’re into the flirty cowboy hat, these from Tarnish are bright and beachy and come in 5 colors.  The Striped Cowboy hat in Pink, $48.

striped, straw cowboy hat

Nothing wrong with the boyfriend hat.  A trucker always looks good, especially with a pair of aviators.  This one is from Air and Speed Surf Shop in Montauk.  The Surfer Trucker Hat, $19.

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