9 Hat And Sunglasses Combinations You Should Try This Summer

What's your favorite summer combo? Sand and Surf? Bikinis and bike rides? Fireworks and a Fourth of July BBQ? My personal favorite is a A chic hat and a matching pair of sunnies. After all, what better way is there to protect your gorgeous skin from those harmful UV rays while still looking super stylish?

If you're anything like me, your sun hat is basically your summer best friend (next to, of course, frozen margaritas and these must-have beauty products). As someone who hates washing away their fresh-from-the-ocean beach waves, my hat serves as a multi-purpose coverall to help me hide my greasy roots, while also protecting my (salon bought) highlights from the sun. It shades my face, keeping it wrinkle, and raccoon-tanline, free, no matter how many hours I spend laying out (which are, to date, more than I would like to admit). Plus, hats are a great way to dress up your daytime look to help you make a seamless transition from the beach to the bar.

Whether you're the casual, baseball cap type of gal, or you're into ultra-glam super-sized straw hats, you'll be sure to find some inspiration from these 9 Instagram fashionistas. All you need is a little SPF and an umbrella-decorated cocktail to look fabulous in your next poolside selfie.

1. A Fedora With a Pair of Classic Aviators

St. John’s Bay Toyo Straw Fedora, $18, JCPenneyRay-Ban "Aviator Liteforce" Sunglasses, $185, Ray-Ban

2. Colorful, Oversized Straw Hat With Vintage Round Sunglasses

T+C by Theodora & Callum "Chevron Floppy Straw Hat," $30, Nordstrom"Lolita Round '60's Sunglasses," $30, Topshop

3. An Oversized Straw Hat With An Oversized Pair of Frames

"Été Raffia Hat," $445, Gigi Burris "Reilly" Sunglasses in Marzipan Tortoise , $95, Warby Parker

4. A Pork Pie Hat With Heart Shaped Glasses

Straw Pork Pie Hat, $13, Forever 21Wildfox "Lolita 59mm Heart Sunglasses", $189, Nordstrom

5. A Scarf-As-A-Headband With Coordinating Lenses

Bandana Print Hairband, $4, ZaraIllesteva "Boca Cat-Eye Acetate Mirrored Sunglasses," $220, Net-a-Porter

6. A Cowboy Hat With a Colorful Pair of Shades

Scala Honeycomb Vented - Womens Straw Cowboy Hat, $46, Hat CountrySeafolly Women's "Belle Mare" Sunglasses in Black-RedMirror, $80 , St Bernard Sports

7. A Whimsy Baseball Hat With Solid Aviators

Kenzo "Broken Floor Baseball Cap," $39, Barneys WarehouseGUESS "Classic Aviator Sunglasses", $79, Lord And Taylor

8. A Classic Black Felt Hat With Matching Black Cat-Eyes

Broad Brim Wool-Blend Hat, $23, OASAPOversized Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $38, White House Black Market

9. Panama Hat With Panama Sunglasses

Scala "C-Crown Panama Hat," $138, Village Hat ShopTory Burch "Panama Rounded Sunglasses," $195, Bloomingdales

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