Behold, our guide to picking the best hats this season, from minimal basketball caps to the on-trend baker-boy hats. Whether you’ll be water-sporting, all day (drinking) at a festival or wanting to keep your street style in check, you’re bound to find something which fits you (and your head) just right. 

The printed cap

For when your outfit needs an extra somethin’-somethin’ or you’re going for a print clash. Making a statement has never been easier, and that’s why these hats are a must-have on our summer accessories roundup.

Photo via Imaxtree/R169 Zara; R199 Missguided @Superbalist; R149 H&M

The straw boater

Taking inspiration from early 19th-century formalwear (for men, even) this updated hat is identified by its wide brim and black trim. Best worn with lighter colours, look to these hats for ultimate sophistication.

Photo via Rexfeatures / Hat, R229, H&M Hat, R79, Mr Price Hat, R179, H&M

The simple baseball

While we don’t actually have baseball here, who’s to say we can’t wear baseball caps. Either colour blocked or with a slogan (doesn’t matter if you don’t know what it means, just go with it) this hat adds a sports-luxe feel to your look. Pair with a longline duster coat and jeans, and voila!

Photo via Resfeatures/R349 Country Road; R499 New Era @Superbalist; R179 H&M

The baker boy

On the rise throughout 2017, especially at fashion week, this hat is the perfect quirky update to pretty much any look. Try it out for yourself, and you’ll be surprised at how well it banishes bad-hair days while simultaneously supplying the cool factor.

Photo via Imaxtree /R249 H&M; R180 Forever 21; R130 Forever21

The black hat

Whether you opt for felt or straw, a wide brimmed black hat will see you through many outfit options. The straw hat is the perfect addition for the beach or all-day festival.

Photo via Rexfeatures /R349 Only @Superbalist; R1 050 & R1 200 both Crystal Birch

The beret

Chic, elegant and far from boring, the beret is back. Don’t think tacky French costume or radical rebel, rather street-wear at its finest. P.S. find one of these on our MC Wishlist!

Photo via Imaxtree /R850 Crystal Birch; R140 Forever21; R160 Forever21

The visor

Potentially seen as the trickiest of them all, the ’80s-style visor is a great addition to any outfit, and certainly not just for playing a tennis match.

Photo via Rexfeatures

*Prices correct at time of publishing.