Jay Z may have “ made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can,” but day to day, hats don't get much notice. It's pretty much their job to stay quiet, unobtrusive; they're made for going incognito. For shielding your hair from humidity. For helping your face avoid the sun. For helping you avoid awkward eye contact on the subway.
So, in the spirit of being able to hide when we want to, here are a few good ones to consider.
Clyde Flat Top Hat With Drawstring : Compact like a bucket hat, but made of structured straw—oh, and it's about a million times more polished. Consider it the cool “flat top,”
Whistles Linen Blend Baseball Cap : It's a little surprising to see a baseball cap look so fresh and so clean, right? Gone are all traces of team spirit or pattern, and all that's left is linen-y goodness.
J.Crew Textured Summer Straw Hat : The only thing that says “summer' more clearly than a good straw hat is probably a good glass of rosé. The latter also pairs well with this one. And this one works well with denim cutoffs, sundresses, trousers, and tees—anything really. It's an in-season neutral.
Ryan Roche Round Top Hat : Would look really great with white jeans and a little bronzy glow. Would also look really great with a lot of other things, which is what you want in any new addition to your closet, am I right? I'm right.
Fairends Pink Tough Oxford Ball Cap : Summer is full of spontaneous situations that are just waiting to ruin your hair. Rain, subway rides, wind, the outdoors in general—stop fighting it, and start carrying a baseball cap with you instead.