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The Best Hats to Protect Your Skin This Summer

The Diva Wide Brim Hat

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Throw shade (in the best way) with a wide brim straw hat, fitting for everything from lounging poolside to long beach walks past sundown. ($30;

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The Trendy Cap

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Lightweight performance nylon means this hat can stay on through gym time and you can still leave looking fresh. The coated peak keeps the elements out while keeping you cool. ($44;

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The Summer Fedora

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No summer wardrobe is complete without a straw fedora. This one plays as a colorful statement and the coverage means you can keep that middle part all day without fear of scalp sunburn. ($34;

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The Golf Visor

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Stop squinting into the sun while on the green or on the run. Lasercut perforations and a built-in sweatband mean you can go all day without worrying about your sunscreen coming off. ($22;

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The Traveling Hat

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Whether you're jetting around at sea or battling beach wind, this hat will stay in place. It's SPF 50 Omni-Shade and Omni-Wick sweatband are hike-worthy, not to mention it retains its shape after being crammed in your suitcase or backpack. ($30;

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The Night Cap

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Summer nights mean more glorious late-night runs. Post-sunset, this cap has you covered with flash reflective technology and maximum breathability. ($68;

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The Panama Hat

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For the city slicker hitting the beach or the park, this hat's white straw can weather the strongest rays. Stay out all day and keep your face's sun time to a healthy minumum. ($30;

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The Mesh Athletic Cap

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This mesh runner's cap is made for breaking a sweat on a long run or on the tennis court, but perfectly styled for everything in between. The sweatband will keep sweat out of your eyes (or away from your makeup). ($34;

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The Felt Hat

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For cooler summer weather (looking at you, Pacific Northwest) or those tricky cloudy days where you think you're not getting any rays, this fedora is the ideal lid for protection and a little warmth. ($36;

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The Summer Trucker Hat

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This low-profile trucker hat is light and casual, easy for to and from gym. It's got a mesh back for breathability and it's made with organic cotton—cooler for you and the environment you're out enjoying. ($29;

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