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Start throwing shade with these excellent sun-shade hats

Whether the sun’s out or you just want to top off your outfit with some fancy headwear, these will do the trick

A black shade hat

Old fashion

Ah, the visor, dubious synthetic headwear of 80’s casino-dwellers. But clever Nordstrom has achieved the impossible with this black straw version; it’ll keep your face in the shade without flattening all of your hair. Genius! It also comes in a natural straw shade. Now £13.58, Nordstrom

A straw boater hat with a pink ribbon around it

All aboard

Proving the classic boater is no longer just for junior school uniform (no? Only us?), this beribboned & Other Stories straw number is terribly St Trinians, but pared down with grown-up clothes like a simple shift or white shirt, blue jeans combo it’s decidedly grownup. £19, & Other Stories

A wicker hat with a large black ribbon around it

Bow down

We’d wear this one from John Lewis even when it isn’t sunny, like a hat equivalent of sunglasses indoors. Why? Because it would evoke a much-needed splash of Hollywood glamour into our lives. And we’d picture ourselves lounging poolside in St Tropez (or pretending to at Brockwell Lido, whatever). £22, John Lewis

A beige cap

Snap back

‘Chic’ and ‘caps’ don’t usually find themselves in the same sentence. This dusky pink snapback from Anthropologie number is different, though. Good for travelling, it’s spot-on for humidity-hair days, or just adding a sporty nod to your look (and cheaper than a gym membership). £38, Anthropologie.com

A black straw hat

Back to black

Alright, don’t get too excited, but we think we’ve found the hat that would suit everyone. This black ASOS trilby is good for rocking day-to-night (a public school boater can sometimes prove a bit much in a dingy pub, we would know) and it’s pleasantly affordable too. Hurrah. ASOS, £8

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