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25+ Stylish Ways to Wear A Summer Hat

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A hat is a great accessory to have in your closet. It can hide a bad hair day during any season. A hat  can  provide sun protection and ward off the heat in the summer, or help hold in heat in the winter. A hat can dress up an outfit or take one down a notch for casual vibes. They are perfect for all seasons, but this article will focus on ways to wear summer hats and straw hat outfits. We’ll explore some of the best straw hat outfits  that will keep you looking cool and stylish all season long.

Make sure you pick the right hat for your face shape. A hat that compliments your face will compliment your outfit. Read all about that here in How to Look Good in A Hat.

Straw hats come in various shapes and sizes – from wide-brimmed to fedoras to bucket hats – so you can choose one that suits your style. The natural material of straw makes them lightweight and breathable, which is ideal for hot summer days. Not only do they protect your face and neck from the sun’s harmful rays, but they also add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The best summer hats are straw hats.

Straw hats, denim shorts and t-shirts

Straw hats, denim shorts, and t-shirts are the perfect combination for a casual yet stylish summer outfit. Whether you’re going to the beach or running errands in town, this look is versatile and comfortable.

1 Solid bright shirt+ denim shorts + neutral sandals + straw panama hat

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For a stylish and comfortable summer outfit, you can create a vibrant and trendy look with a combination of a solid bright shirt, denim shorts, neutral sandals, and a straw Panama hat. This outfit features a red shirt and leopard sandals. You can choose any neutral sandal. Choose a comfortable pair in shades like beige, tan, or light brown. Consider sandals with a minimalist design, such as strappy flat sandals or simple slides. These neutral tones will blend well with the outfit while keeping your feet cool and comfortable.

Complete your summer ensemble with a stylish straw Panama hat. This type of hat not only adds a chic and trendy touch but also provides sun protection. Opt for a wide-brimmed Panama hat in a natural straw color but remember that a hat should be no wider than your shoulders for the best look. 

2 Striped tshirt + denim shorts + neutral sandals + panama hat


Create a timeless look with a combination of a striped t-shirt, denim shorts, neutral color sandals, and a straw Panama hat. These are all basics that should be in your summer wardrobe. Choose a classic striped t-shirt in colors like navy and white or black and white. Pair your striped t-shirt with a pair of denim shorts in a relaxed fit. The hat adds a trendy and chic touch.

3 Striped tshirt + denim shorts + metallic sandals + straw fedora hat

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Stripes add a timeless and nautical touch to the outfit. Opt for a lightweight and breathable fabric like cotton or linen for comfort in the summer heat. Pair the striped t-shirt with a pair of denim shorts. Opt for a medium wash or distressed denim to add a casual and laid-back vibe.  Rolled or cuffed hems can add a stylish touch.

Add a trendy touch to the outfit with metallic sandals. Opt for silver, gold, or rose gold sandals to bring some shine and elevate the ensemble. Choose a comfortable and strappy design like gladiator sandals or sleek slides. The metallic accents will add a trendy and eye-catching element to the overall look.

Complete the outfit with a straw fedora hat. Look for a natural straw color or a light tan shade.The brim of a fedora is typically shorter and narrower compared to a Panama hat, and the crown is often creased or pinched in different styles, such as center dent, teardrop, or diamond.

4 Solid bright shirt+ denim shorts + metallic sandals + straw fedora

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Create another version of a casual summer hat outfit with a bright solid color top instead of stripes. Wear your most flattering color for your skin tone. Add some fun statement earrings. Pair your top with cut off raw hem denim shorts.

5 Neutral top + white denim shorts + neutral sandals + straw panama hat

All neutrals can turn a casual outfit into a chick look. Start with a comfortable and versatile grey t-shirt. Opt for a flattering V-neck style in a soft and lightweight fabric. The neutral grey color provides a subtle and understated base for the outfit.

Pair the grey t-shirt with white denim shorts. White shorts offer a fresh and clean look, perfect for the summer season. Choose a length that you feel comfortable in, whether it’s mid-thigh or slightly longer. The white denim adds a crisp and stylish element to the outfit.

Add a touch of texture and pattern with snakeskin sandals. The snakeskin print in neutral shades like beige, taupe, or brown brings a subtle, yet eye-catching, detail to your footwear. Opt for comfortable sandals with straps or slides to keep your feet cool and stylish during the summer months.

Complete the ensemble with a straw Panama hat. Opt for a natural straw color or a light tan shade to complement the neutral tones of the outfit.

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Non denim shorts outfits with a straw hat

6 Bright solid t-shirt + patterned shorts + neutral sandals + straw Panama hat

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This outfit combines bold colors, playful patterns, and trendy accessories for a fun and fashionable summer ensemble. You’ll want to put this one at the top of your summer outfit ideas list.

Choose a vibrant solid-colored t-shirt in a bright shade like electric blue, coral pink, or sunny yellow. The bold color adds a cheerful and summery vibe to the outfit.

Pair the bright solid-colored t-shirt with gingham shorts. Opt for gingham pattern in a complementary color scheme, such as black and white or navy and white. Gingham shorts provide a playful and stylish touch, perfect for summer outings.

Add a touch of print and texture with neutral leopard sandals. Choose sandals in a neutral shade like beige or tan, with leopard print accents. The combination of leopard print and a neutral tone creates a chic and trendy look, while the sandals provide comfort and style for summer adventures.

Complete the ensemble with a straw Panama hat featuring a black band. The straw hat with a wide brim offers both style and sun protection. The black band adds a touch of sophistication and creates a visually appealing contrast against the bright solid-colored t-shirt and gingham shorts.

7 Neutral t-shirt + bright shorts + metallic sandals + Panama straw hat

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Make bright colors pop by setting them against neutrals and natural straw accessories. Pair a neutral top in a color like grey with a pair of bright color shorts to add a pop of vibrant energy to the ensemble. Choose shorts in a bold shade like hot pink, electric blue, or vibrant orange or coral. The bright color will create a playful and eye-catching look, perfect for the summer season.

Complete the outfit with a straw Panama hat and a matching straw tote. The Panama hat will provide sun protection while adding a stylish and beachy vibe to the ensemble. Look for a wide-brimmed hat with a neutral straw color. Carry a straw tote bag for practicality and style. The straw material of both the hat and tote will create a cohesive and summery aesthetic.

8 Graphic tee + striped shorts + white sandals + panama hat

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Graphic tees and a casual hat like a straw panama hat were made for each other.

Start with a graphic tee that reflects your personal style or features a design you love. It could be a band logo, a favorite quote, or an artistic print. The graphic tee adds visual interest and serves as the focal point of the outfit.

Pair the graphic tee with striped shorts for a playful and summery look. Opt for shorts with stripes in colors that complement the graphic tee. The striped shorts add a touch of pattern and create a visually appealing contrast.

Keep the footwear simple and versatile with white sandals. Choose a comfortable and minimalistic design like slides or strappy sandals. The white color will create a clean and fresh look, while also allowing the other elements of the outfit to shine.

Complete the ensemble with a straw hat for sun protection and added style. Choose a straw hat with a wide brim for optimal shade. The natural straw material enhances the summer vibe and pairs well with the casual nature of the outfit.

Feel free to experiment with different graphic tees, patterns, and accessories to make the outfit truly reflect your personal style.

9 Summer Straw Hat with Black Romper

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Start with a black romper as the centerpiece of your outfit. Choose a style that suits your personal style preference, such as a sleeveless or short-sleeved romper. The black color offers a sleek and versatile base for the rest of the ensemble.

Pair the black romper with a straw Panama hat featuring a black band. The straw material of the hat provides a summery and beachy feel, while the black band adds a touch of sophistication. The wide brim offers both style and sun protection, making it a functional and fashionable accessory.

Add a stylish touch with leopard-print sandals. The leopard print adds a trendy and bold element to the outfit, contrasting with the black romper. Opt for comfortable sandals with straps or slides in a neutral shade to complement the leopard print.

Finish with more of your favorite accessories like statement earrings and a straw bag.

Straw Hat Outfits with Non- Neutral Hats

Not all hats have to be neutral. Wear a textured, tasseled, or colored straw hat. Instead of opting for a traditional natural straw color, go for a Panama hat in a different shade or with a unique feature. Consider a Panama hat in a vibrant color like blue, coral, or mustard yellow. This will make the hat a statement piece and add a pop of color to your outfit. Alternatively, you can choose a Panama hat with a decorative band, such as a colorful ribbon or a patterned fabric. This will add an interesting twist to the classic straw hat.

10 Patterned Straw Hat with Graphic Tee and Khaki Shorts

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Start with a black and beige straw hat as the centerpiece of your outfit. This hat combines the classic black color with the natural tones of beige straw, creating a stylish and versatile accessory. It’s a great way to add some interest to an outfit.

Pair a graphic tee wit khaki shorts. Add a little more interest with metallic sandals. Rose gold, bronze, silver or gold are all neutrals that go with everything.

11 Straw Hat with a Colorful Patterned Band

A straw hat with a colorful patterned band or trim can be a fun way to create a casual look for summer. Let one of the colors of the band inspire the color of your outfit.

Here the coral shorts coordinate with colorful tassels on the hat. A grey tshirt lets the colors shine and neutral wedge sandals add a little class to the look,

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12 Blue Straw Hat with a Kimono and Denim Shorts

Pick a straw hat in a different color other than natural straw. A wide- brimmed sun hat can be both fashionable and functional.

Layer a white t-shirt with a lightweight kimono for an added touch of style and sophistication. Opt for a kimono with a vibrant and eye-catching pattern or color to make a statement. Pair the white t-shirt and kimono with denim shorts for a casual and relaxed vibe.

Keep the sandals neutral to keep the focus on the top half of the outfit.

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13 Blue Straw Hat with Striped Tshirt and Floral Shorts

Pair a blue straw hat with pieces that continue the blue color theme throughout. Stripes and florals are two of the easiest patterns to mix. These playful patterns create a fun look.

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Summer Hat Outfits with Dresses

Straw hats can give a casual cool vibe to summer dresses.

14 Patterned Tshirt Dress with White Slides and a Straw Hat

This outfit combines the ease and comfort of a t-shirt dress with the summery accessories of a straw hat and white slides. It strikes a balance between style and simplicity, making it suitable for various casual summer occasions.

Start with a comfortable and stylish patterned t-shirt dress. Choose a dress with a vibrant and eye-catching pattern that reflects your personal style. It could be floral, geometric, striped, or any other pattern that appeals to you. The t-shirt dress provides a relaxed and effortless look, perfect for warm summer days.

Pair the t-shirt dress with a straw hat for a touch of sun protection and a trendy accessory. Opt for a wide-brimmed straw hat to shield your face from the sun. The natural straw material adds a beachy and summery vibe to the outfit. Consider choosing a hat with a decorative band or ribbon for added style.

Complete the ensemble with white slides for comfort and simplicity. Choose slide sandals with a minimalist design, featuring wide straps or crisscross detailing. The white color of the slides offers a clean and fresh look that complements the vibrant pattern of the t-shirt dress.

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15 Striped Knit Dress + Kimono + Straw Hat

This outfit combines the comfort of a striped knit dress with the bohemian vibes of a kimono and the summery accessory of a straw hat. It strikes a balance between casual and chic.

Start with a striped knit dress as the foundation of your outfit. Choose a dress with a comfortable and stretchy fabric, perfect for a casual yet stylish look. Opt for a striped pattern in colors that suit your preference. The knit material adds texture and provides a cozy feel.

Layer the striped knit dress with a lightweight kimono for a touch of elegance and bohemian flair. Choose a kimono with a complementary color or pattern that enhances the striped dress. The kimono adds a flowy and relaxed element, creating a visually interesting contrast with the structured knit dress.

Complete the look with a straw hat.

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16 Solid Swing Dress with Straw Fedora

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This look combines elements of playful sophistication and summer chic. At the center of this outfit is a fun solid color swing dress. Its flowing silhouette adds grace and movement to your every step, while the solid color provides a canvas for the other accessories to shine.

To accessorize, a bright colorful necklace takes center stage. Its vibrant hues add a pop of color and draw attention to your neckline, perfectly complementing the simplicity of the dress. The necklace serves as a statement piece, adding personality and charm to the overall look.

For footwear, gold sandals are the ideal choice. The metallic sheen of the sandals elevate the look.

To complete the ensemble and add a touch of summer flair, a straw fedora is the perfect choice. The natural, earthy tones of the fedora blend seamlessly with the dress, creating a cohesive and effortless look. The hat adds a touch of bohemian chic and a laid-back vibe to the outfit.

Together, this outfit exudes a sense of confidence, style, and summer charm. Whether you’re attending a garden party, backyard barbeque, exploring a vibrant city, or simply enjoying a sunny day outdoors, this combination is sure to turn heads and make you feel fabulous.

Straw Hat Outfits with Jeans

If you don’t wear shorts, that’s okay. Throw a hat on with jeans and sandals for an effortless summer look.

17 Tunic top + Relaxed Jeans + Sandals + Straw Panama Hat


This outfit effortlessly combines casual comfort with a touch of laid-back sophistication. It features a longer anchor print top, relaxed jeans, sandals, and a straw Panama hat, creating a stylish and relaxed outfit perfect for a lazy day in the summer.

The top adds nautical vibes, while the relaxed jeans offer a casual element to the look. The loose fit of the jeans ensures ease of movement and a comfortable feel, while still maintaining a stylish appearance.

To complete the ensemble, sandals are the perfect choice of footwear. Opt for a pair that combines comfort and style, such as flat sandals or espadrilles. The sandals add a laid-back vibe to the outfit while providing practicality and ease for walking or exploring.

To add a touch of summer flair and sun protection, a straw Panama hat is the perfect accessory. The natural straw material evokes a sense of vacation and beachy vibes. The wide brim not only shields your face from the sun but also adds a touch of effortless style and sophistication to the overall look.

18 Striped tee + Denim Overalls + Red Sandals + Straw Panama Hat

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Add some fun to a classic style with denim overalls and a straw hat. Start with a classic striped tshirt. Black and white or navy and white stripes work with this look. A vibrant pair of red sandals adds a pop of color to the look. Finish your summer hat outfit with a natural color straw panama hat.

19 Tunic top  + Straight leg jeans + Bright Sandals + Straw Panama Hat

 This outfit is a great way to embrace a boho look with a straw hat. The  tunic top features colorful embroidery that coordinates with the fun colorful hat band. Balance the flowy top with straight leg jeans. Add another pop of color with sunny yellow lace up sandals. 

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Floppy Sun Hat Outfits

Wide brim and straw floppy hats are also perfect for summer dresses and skirts. Big floppy hats provide plenty of coverage and protection from the sun. They also create a chic look when you pair your stylish hat with a dress.

20 Little White Dress + Wide Brim Hat

For a chic and summery look, choose a white dress that suits your style. A maxi dress, midi dresses, or a mini dress will work in white for a classy summer look. 

Add a pair of lightweight, comfortable espadrilles. A neutral pair will compliment the white, or you can go with a summery patriotic themed pair or nautical stripes. Your espadrilles can be flats or wedges if you need some height.

A wide brim straw hat will add a touch of elegance and provide some protection from the sun for your face and shoulders.

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21 Print dress + Floppy Straw Hat + Sandals

Let your floppy straw hat make a fashion statement when paired with a cute vibrant print dress. Keep it casual for a brunch or lunch with friends by wearing sandals and carrying a brown tote.

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22 Floppy Straw Hat + Gingham Dress + Neutral Wedges

The outfit features a charming navy gingham dress that exudes a classic, timeless appeal. The dress is adorned with a small-scale gingham pattern, creating a delightful visual texture.

To complement the dress, a floppy straw hat with a bow is added as a stylish accessory. The hat features a wide brim, providing ample shade and adding a hint of sophistication. The bow detail adds a feminine touch, enhancing the overall charm of the ensemble.

For footwear, a pair of neutral wedges are chosen to balance both style and comfort. The wedges have a moderate height, providing a subtle lift while ensuring stability and ease of movement. The neutral color of the wedges allows them to seamlessly blend with the outfit, creating a cohesive and polished look.

Add a fun straw tote with pom pom trim to finish the outfit.

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23 Maxi skirt + Striped top + Floppy Hat

Dress up a simple outfit of a striped tee and a knit maxi skirt with heels and a wide brimmed straw hat. The hat adds a touch of glamour.

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More Summer Hat Outfits with a Floppy Straw Hat

24 Kimono + Tank Top + Denim shorts + Wedge Sandals

Add some boho flair to your denim shorts and tees with a floppy hat and kimono. Throw on a long necklace, a straw purse and some espadrille wedges for more summer boho flair.

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25 Floral Print Top + Bright shorts + Wedge Sandals + Floppy Straw Hat

For a stylish and vibrant summer look, combine a floral top, coral shorts, a straw floppy hat, and neutral wedges. The floral pattern can range from bold and vibrant blooms to delicate and dainty flowers, adding a touch of whimsy and charm to the outfit. The coral shorts add a pop of color and complement the floral top perfectly.

Neutral wedges are selected to elevate the outfit while maintaining a relaxed and comfortable feel. The wedges add height and elongate the legs, creating a flattering silhouette. Choose a neutral shade, such as beige or tan, to keep the focus on the vibrant floral top and coral shorts.

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26 Flowy Tank + Palazzo (or wide leg pants) + Wide Brim Floppy Hat

The outfit features a chic and bohemian-inspired combination of palazzo pants, a flowy tank top, and a straw floppy hat.

The palazzo pants are the focal point of the outfit, with their wide-leg silhouette and flowing drape. They are made from a lightweight and breathable fabric, allowing for easy movement and comfort in warm weather. Palazzo pants can come in a variety of colors or patterns, depending on your preference and personal style.

To complement the palazzo pants, a flowy tank top is chosen. The tank top should have a loose and relaxed fit, mirroring the airy feel of the pants. Opt for a lightweight fabric, such as chiffon or silk, to enhance the flowy nature of the outfit. The tank top can be solid-colored or feature a subtle print that coordinates with the overall aesthetic.

As an accessory, a straw floppy hat adds a bohemian touch.

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I hope this inspires you to pull out those summer hats and add them to your outfits. There is no limit to the ways to wear a summer hat. Wearing a hat doesn’t have to be intimidating and it can totally change your outfit’s look and vibes. Have fun with hats.

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