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15 Summer Sun Hats For Snagging Some Shade

05/25/2010 12:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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The news out there about the rise of sun damage has never been scarier. But you know, we love solving a scary problem with a stylish solution. While a cool summer hat may not have any effect at all on the ozone layer (at least, not in a way we can see), popping one on will give you the protection your head and face need when the hot summer sun means business. Best of all, it'll take your look up a few notches in that easy, jaunty way that can be 100% adorable. From floppy '70s-style straw hats to a crushable bucket style to a visor you can truly obsess over, these hats aren't just good-looking—they're good for you, too.

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Above, clockwise from top left: American Eagle Outfitters Straw Cowboy Hat, $19.95, available at American Eagle Outfitters; Lanvin Pink Straw Hat, $438, available at Barneys New York; Rachel Comey Big Paisley Magazine Hat, $145, available at Bird; Barneys New York Flower Pot Hat, $185, available at Barneys New York; Topshop Open Weave Straw Trilby Hat, $40, available at Topshop.

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Above, from top left: Rag & Bone Porkpie Hat, $150, available at Otte; J.Crew Summer Straw Hat, $34, available at J.Crew; Eugenia Kim Vicky Woven Straw Visor, $260, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Above, clockwise from top left: Juicy Couture April Wide-Brim Hat, $88, available at Net-A-Porter; Bop Basics Raffia Braid Visor, $58, available at Shopbop; Forever 21 Side Bow Fedora, $8.80, available at Forever 21; Pins and Needles Crochet Straw Cloche, $28, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Above, clockwise from left: Burberry Rosie Straw Hat, $250, available at Bloomingdale's; Juicy Couture Woven Hat, $68, available at Nordstrom; Ophelie Hats Straw Boater Hat, $90, available at Otte.

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