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Yes, even if you’re not a “hat person.”
Even if you’re not the biggest hat wearer, there are tons of unique silhouettes and chic brands out there for you! Want to amp up your fall lewk? Try a newsboy cap. Booking that beachside escape? Def go for an elegant straw hat. And just trying to stay warm this winter? You’ll need a knit beanie. We’ve scoured the internet for the best hat brands out there for every mood and occasion. Here, 20 brands—from dramatic styles to practical ones—that should be on your radar if they aren’t already.
This Amazon brand is v popular (this specific hat has almost 1,500 reviews!) and that’s because it offers quality designs—fedora and straw styles alike—at an actually affordable price. This bold red guy is practically made for crisp, autumn days.
Chances are you’ve heard of this department store staple, and for good reason. Its hats are super cute and put a modern spin on traditional styles, like this textured knit one with a contrasting bill.
Hat Attack is a great go-to brand for fashion-forward silhouettes, like this trendy leopard-print beret. And, whoops, my finger slipped, and I accidentally booked a plane ticket to France just to wear this!
If you’re trying to go more old-school with your headwear, you gotta get in on this brand. From driving caps to feathered felt hats, it’ll immediately give any ’fit a retro yet chic flair.
Into wool ones with details around the band? Go with a style from Lanzom, like this pink one with a buckle. And if you’re not into the hue, the brand makes hats in almost every shade imaginable (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but it’s a LOT).
Ukrainian milliner Ruslan Baginsky rose to fame after Bella Hadid posted a selfie in its baker boy hat on Instagram—and the designs went viral 24 hours later. (Technology is wild, right?) Top off your fall outfit with one of his ’gram-worthy hats, like this fire-engine red one.
Family-run business Raffaello Bettini has been around since 1938 and is based in Tuscany. True to its Italian roots, you can totally imagine yourself lounging on the Amalfi Coast (or at least your local pool) in one of its designs—take this gorge purple check one.
Here’s another brand for ya that doesn’t require tons of $$$. It features elevated wool berets, like this red one, fedoras, boaters, baker boy hats, you name it—and all below $80 on Nordstrom.
The Australian label is all about combining sun protection with with style when it comes to its straw hats. They have UPF 50+ that prevents exposure to any harmful sun rays and also come in a bunch of hues so you can match your headwear to any ensemble.
Gigi Burris’ accessories are definitely out there—in the best possible way!—if you’re looking to make a statement. I mean, just take in this amazingly large straw hat.
Similar to Wallaroo Hat Company, Lack of Color is another Aussie label that produces a range of elevated hats in all the colors you could possibly want. This wool one also happens to be unisex, if your S.O. is into fedoras.
Albertus Swanpoel is a South African milliner based in New York whose hat designs have also been featured major runway shows like Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, and Carolina Herrera to name a few. This two-toned beanie will go with twice the colors in your closet!
Janessa Leoné offers hats (and even handbags!) which have become a fave among the celeb and influencer set; plus, all her products, like this burgundy velvet style, are made in the United States.
Genie by Eugenia Kim is an affordable line from Eugenia Kim with super trendy hat designs. Look at these fun lil ears!
This glossy quilted bucket hat by Italian-based designer Reinhard Plank is perfect for transitioning seasons. In addition to his more unique styles, he also designs more traditional woven and felt ones.
Bijou Van Ness has timeless styles that often feature long ties, so they won’t fly off your head with a strong gust of wind. This specific one is part of a chic collab with Reformation and looks just as good with a white tee as it does with a bohemian maxi dress.
In the mood to really splurge on a structured, wow-where’d-you-get-that hat? A modernized version of the classic beret, Eugenia Kim’s Dionne hat is made from wool in a soft gray color. Show yours off by wearing a low ponytail with your hair tucked behind the ears.
Lola Hats are designed and made in New York, and it’s a fave of street-style stars and bloggers thanks to its effortless floppy aesthetic.
Sensi Studio creates the dreamiest straw hats and bags worthy of a glam tropical vacation. Protect yourself from the rays and look elevated at the same time with one of their gorgeous designs.
Clyde is a New York City–based label designed by Vancouver native Dani Griffiths, who makes creations that range from more subtle styles (like this beige bucket hat) to dramatic wide-brimmed ones.