I am of strong opinion when it comes to getting dressed to the beach. Beach wear should still be all about looking smart, regardless of the fact that your thighs and back are bare and out there. A hat does just this. It gives you the necessary smart vibe you may otherwise be lacking at the beach. Of course, it won't do any miracles, but it surely helps a lot. And doesn't it just remind you of holidays and relaxed summer mornings?
Also, I suggest you have fun with them. A regular straw one would do, but a patterned, coloured one will be a great statement piece - and no one should ever say no to a statement piece! A floppy hat oozes class. True story.
tips on buying the ideal sun-hat
1. The floppier the better.
2. Buying it from market stalls or beach shops makes it the more authentic.