The Straw Hat Trend From Visors To Over The Top

Straw hats have been trending for a few seasons now. They are all the rage for summer and do double duty: looking super stylish and on trend while also serving a purpose and keeping the sun off your face. Another thing about them is that they have brims, and the brims shade your eyes which keeps you from squinting. So not only do they keep the skin ravaging rays off your face but they keep you from forming frown lines. A triple win if you ask me.

A few seasons back we predominantly saw fedora style hats which of course are still going strong, but recently thanks in part to Instagram and everyone trying to out do one another for the over the top photo, we now have over the top hats–the bigger the better! These hats may make great photo ops but I would feel a bit inconspicuous walking down the board walk in one of these. Though I must admit they are fun.

The distressed straw hat is really trending right now and this is probably the newest aspect we are witnessing this season. I think this trend is super fun and I love the more textural element to them, it really gives you that beachy bohemian vibe which just screams summer. I picked one up at H&M last week on a whim, and can’t wait to style it with a new bathing suit I recently purchased .

Another trend which is fairly new for the season is the straw hat with ribbons that tie at the neck. I have been seeing this all over You Tube, the internet and the blogosphere. I think this is quite the smart trend. A few weeks ago I was headed to the beach and waiting on the platform for the train when a gust of wind blew the hat I was wearing off my head on to the track, and that was that. I was not happy camper. So, yeah a hat that ties at the neck, I say yes please!

It seems every influencer worth her weight in gold has stepped out in a straw hat for the summer. From Chriselle Lim to Aimee of Song of Style to lesser know bloggers, but it appears the straw hat is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Like I said I found a distressed brim straw hat at H&M. As I have stated on the blog I am not buying a lot of fast fashion but when it comes to things like hats, gloves and sunnies I do generally go with fast fashion as I tend to lose these type of items quite easily.

You can check out H&M but I also found a really fun over-sized straw hat at Lulus and a distress one with a tie ribbon at Free People, the one I have does not have a ribbon tie. Of course the graphic text hat is still going strong. And what about straw visors? How cool are these visors that I found on Etsy? That could be the next big trend! Do you have any straw hats? And which of these trends speaks to you?

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Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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  1. July 22, 2019 / 11:05 am

    I picked up a straw hat at Big W of all places years ago and it’s the only hat I wear, haha! It’s a big one, but sometimes you need that extra sun protection – like if we are out for a beach or picnic and there’s no shade around, you really need a hat to block more of the sun.

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I’d love you to join! 🙂

  2. July 22, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    I prefer a slightly distressed straw hat over a neat fedora.
    And the oversized hat reminds me of an iconic Rachel’s hat from one of the Friends episodes:)
    Thank you so much for the post, Allie 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

  3. July 22, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    I generally love hats, and the bigger the better <3 even if it's not very appropriate for every day.


  4. Nina
    July 22, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    I need one of these hats in my wardrobe. Gorgeous looks, loved that Off-WHite hat. Happy Monday Allie. xx

  5. July 22, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    For me hats are less about style and more about sun protection. I’m kind of over straw hats at the moment and have taken to wearing a mesh hat this summer.I probably will go back to my straw hats at some point.

  6. July 22, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    I find this to be a great trend. I love straw hats. Kisses!

  7. July 22, 2019 / 11:35 pm

    I love straw accessories for the summer and the straw hat is definitely chic and functional! My favorites are the ones with words sewn on them, they’re too cute!

    ♥︎ Geeky Posh

  8. July 22, 2019 / 11:38 pm

    I have seen the straw hat trend all over Instagram and I love it! It looks like such a great hat for summer and the tie around the neck ones are perfect for windy days. I actually tried one on at Target recently but I didn’t think it suited me. And the straw visor is a cool new look!

    x Kara |

  9. July 22, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    I have a few straw hats but I really want a small round one with stiff brim, those are so cute!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  10. July 23, 2019 / 1:21 am

    I love these straw hats, esp paired with straw bags!


  11. July 23, 2019 / 2:13 am

    Those are some gorgeous hats.

  12. July 23, 2019 / 3:25 am

    Honestly, not sure how I feel about this trend as it reminds me of my grandpa who spent most of his life working hard in the paddy field…. Not for me, I guess.

  13. July 23, 2019 / 3:46 am

    Very cute straw hats. I have one too 🙂

    • July 25, 2019 / 4:10 pm

      A straw hat is a chic way to make sure you get the sun protection yu need. I’m drawn to the ones with a ribbon for practical purposes and because they give off a romantic vibe.

  14. July 23, 2019 / 8:09 am

    I love straw hats, they look so chic and summery.

    They’re also great practically as well. I am very fair and they help keep the sun off my shoulders, and also out of my eyes to prevent headaches.

    Sarah Oomph London

  15. July 23, 2019 / 8:51 am

    What a great post! Straw hats are so super stylish I do love them a lot.

    lots of love, Miri

  16. July 23, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    I actually only own 1 straw hat that I wear to the pool. But I wouldn’t mind getting me hands on the Free People wanderlust straw hat. It’s big and fun.

  17. July 23, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Nothing says summer quite like a straw hat! Love this round-up! Need to break mine out more often.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  18. July 23, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    The straw and chic white dress teams beautifully together, I’m not one for trends but this looks stunning.

    Laura xo

  19. July 23, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    The straw hat along with the white dress mini looks rather luxurious 🙂 Such an easy look for Summer.
    Laura xo

  20. July 23, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    I honestly have mixed feelings about straw hats. Its not something I’d wear for sure but so many people style them so well and look so adorable doing so. Unfortunately, I dont think I can ever be one those people haha

  21. July 23, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    I’ve been seeing a bunch of influencers wear those shallow straw hats with huge brims, and I looove how they look, though they’re probably too much of a statement for me to wear personally, and I don’t have any clothes to go with them 😛 I shall just admire from a distance ;P Lately I’ve really been wanting to wear visors because I like the brim, and I also like putting my hair up in a high pony, which a baseball cap doesn’t allow for… thus, visors! I have yet to find a fashionable enough but also casual enough visor though haha -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  22. July 23, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    you are right Allie, big hats just because they are instagrammables!!
    The pics are great!!

  23. July 23, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    Perfect for summer 💙💚

  24. July 24, 2019 / 1:32 am

    I have a straw hat and love it! It makes summer so much fun style-wise!

  25. July 24, 2019 / 1:43 am

    I love this trend! Especially the hats with ribbons or the huge ones. So imagine my face while scrolling through your wonderful selections 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  26. July 24, 2019 / 7:02 am

    I tend to wear the same style of straw hats during ever summer, a fedora or cloche. Those are my favourite. I love the retro and larger styles here as well but they aren’t typically my style.

  27. July 24, 2019 / 8:49 am

    I hand’t thought about buying a straw hat until now, they’re so chic! Also perfect for this weather we’ve been having in England

  28. July 24, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    Dear Allie, I see I must urgently update my straw hat collection as I don’t have a distressed straw hat 🙂 Thanks for all the information and inspiration. This post is for me as I seldom leave the house without hat in summer!
    xx Rena

  29. July 25, 2019 / 10:41 am

    I’m absolutely in love with this trend deary, my fav is number 11, I’m looking for a straw hat like this for a long time, but at the moment I didn’t find it… I keep searching! Thanks for this amazing inspo post! Have a nice day!

  30. July 25, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    Que bonitos, me encantan ! Es un placer leerte! Feliz noche! 😘😘😘

  31. July 25, 2019 / 8:05 pm

    I am loving this trend a lot. I have been hunting for a good one that suits me. All the ones I’ve come across don’t. At least that’s the battle going on in my mind when I try em on. Lol!!

  32. July 30, 2019 / 10:34 pm

    To be honest, hats have never really been my thing because I find my head looks funny in them, lol. Maybe I am exaggerating a little bit or perhaps I am just a little scared to try something new. I saw a straw hat last weekend at my local thrift store and I almost bought it but decided different after I looked in the mirror. One day, I will get one… one day! –

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