Slap on the sunscreen and get ready to soak up the rays. If you’re the type to channel Slim Aarons photos and Liz Taylor throwbacks, a poolside look isn’t complete without a showstopping hat. We’ve picked three unexpected finds that’ll add a splash to your bikini and cover-up combo, whether it’s a shimming line of script or a juicy pattern that’ll turn heads at the beach and pool alike. It’s not often a fashion accessory actually serves a purpose, but these sweet toppers will shade you from the sun’s UV rays and amp up your style quotient every time you toss one on.
Save: Collection XIIX Watermelon Floppy Hat ($32)
Steal: Eric Javits Bahia Multicolor Tassel Fedora ($250)
Splurge: Eugenia Kim Sequined Sun Hat ($495)
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