11 Hats To Wear To 2017 Music Festivals, No Matter What Your Personal Style
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PSA to future attendees of Coachella/Outside Lands/Bonnaroo/insert other cool music festival: please, for the sake of the sartorial world, leave the flower crowns at home. Naked tresses are no fun, but neither is sporting a festival cliché for the fourth year in a row. So, where's the happy medium? Hint — it can be anything sans floral garlands. Anything, from '60s-inspired toppers to the safe and sound fedora. Time to polish up those packing lists and study the best hats to wear to 2017 music festivals.

Whether you'll be team bohemian bedhead or going au naturel, always make sure to seal your music festival hairstyle with some form of headgear. Not only do hats offer a haven from the sun, but they can elevate an ensemble from failed Pinterest idea to pure Vanessa Hudgens status — and that's how you know you've officially made it in the world of festival fashion.

I'd sooner hop on the Pilgrim hat aesthetic then be caught with a daisy flower crown, but maybe I should first focus on actually nabbing a festival ticket (yeah, just maybe). I mean, when else would I get an excuse to give my felt fedora and fringe vests a spin? Certainly not on my 11 PM run to Duane Reade for coconut water and paper towels.

1. Denim Baseball Cap

The Style Club

Babe Denim Hat, $22, The Style Club

With "Dad Attire" currently sweeping the nation, there is no surprise that the once frumpy baseball cap is now making a suave comeback. One can never go wrong with a good 'ol plain denim cap, perfect for a relaxed feel.

2. Fedora

Missguided

Missguided Black Fedora, $18, Missguided

Fact: a music festival fashion round-up is not complete unless a fedora is somehow involved. Partly responsible for the aforementioned Puritan aesthetic/why Coachella is essentially a modern day Mayflower.

3. Straw Hat

Revolve

Brixton Joanna Hat, $48, Revolve

Count straw hats as your next festival wardrobe addition — pairs well with a patterned bell sleeve frock, tastes a lot like endless summer jams.

4. Visor

ASOS

ASOS Straw Visor Hat, $16, ASOS

I still can't think of visors without experiencing traumatic flashbacks to the sideways visor trend of the early 2000s — the horror, the horror. Luckily, visors nowadays have been blessed with a sophisticated update. Spare no mercy for the plastic neon variety.

5. Boater Hat

Free People

Lack of Colour Lolita Felt Boater Hat, $168, Free People

Channel the wild West with a felt boater hat — bonus points if with a patterned fabric band.

6. Floppy Hat

Forever21

Forever 21 Wide-Brim Floppy Hat, $16, Forever 21

Rule number forty-six of festival dressing: the floppier, the better.

7. Military Cap

Free People

Free People Billie Jean Faux Suede Lieutenant Hat, $20, Free People

Pay homage to the psychedelic '60s with a military-inspired cap. It's got a vintage throwback going on, and may or may not cause you to groove out to some Tame Impala/Fleetwood Mac tracks.

8. Bucket Hat

Free People

Free People Artisan Bucket Hat, $38, Free People

Once upon a time, bucket hats were an embarassing relic of my '90s childhood. But in 2017? They're suspiciously stylish and actually music festival-approved.

9. Printed Baseball Cap

Urban Outfitters

UO Canvas Pattern Baseball Hat, $24, Urban Outfitters

When all else fails, simply throw on a printed baseball cap — it's all about the casual cool.

10. Panama Hat

J. Crew

J. Crew Panama Hat, $58, J. Crew

When Jurassic Park meets Coachella — it's all about channelling the laidback vacay vibes.

11. Suede Fedora

Lulus

Gone Rogue Tan Fedora, $15, Lulus

Because one can never have too many fedoras for Coachella and festivals to come. Stock up, friends.

May flower crowns forever be laid to rest.