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May 04, 2018 4 min read

Summer Hats for Your Favorite Outdoor Events

Summer is just around the corner, and our summer bucket list is already starting to fill up. It's the season of swim parties, music festivals, concerts, beaches, summer vacations, and summer nights spent hanging out around the campfire. So whatGigi Pip summer hat should you spend the summer with? (Especially when there areso many hat styles to choose from!). We are sharing a list of all our summer must-haves so you can bring your#gigipip along on all your favorite sunny adventures.


Stylish Accessories for Farmer's Markets and Street Festivals

With summer comes all the farmer's markets and street festivals. In fact, right across the street from our Gigi Pip storefront is the best farmer's market in all of Salt Lake City. Whether you're looking for artisan crafts, fresh produce, or homegrown honey, your Gigi PipCara Loren straw hat is perfect for when you’re walking across the city and through outdoor events while piling the goodies into your tote bag. Can we talk about the IG worthiness of throwing in some fresh sunflower blooms and snapping a few pics at the market? Double win.

 Three different views of a woman wearing the Cara Loren Straw Hat by Gigi Pip 


Beach Essentials: Gigi Pip Summer Hats and More

Who is heading to the beach this summer? Whether you live seaside or you've got a beach vacation in the works, the Seabreeze is your go-to girl. We love ourSeabreeze because fashion and because sun protection! No more sunburnt noses, the Seabreeze has abrim wide enough to keep your skin looking youthful for long afternoons spent lying in the warm sand with a good book.


A young woman shown three times wearing her wide-brimmed summer hat


Music Festivals + Concerts: Fashionable + Functional Accessories

Coachella, Stage Coach, Outsidelands, or any summer concert you have tickets for, well buy an extra ticket because your Gigi PipMiller fedora is coming with. This women’s fedora is the perfect accent for your festival #ootd this summer.

 A woman shows three different angles while wearing her Miller fedora hat


Summer Nights: Comfortable and Stylish Hats for Campfire Hangouts

Imagine those perfect summer nights, when you're barefoot, gathered around a campfire, laughing with your best friends. And what makes those nights even better? TheScottie wide-brim fedora on your head. This ultra-stiff felt hat is a stylish women's accessory that stands out on its own or pairs flawlessly with other items. 

Its timeless elegance and impeccable craftsmanship make it versatile for any occasion. From casual beachside bonfires to chic rooftop gatherings, the Scottie fedora hat adds charm and allure to every summer activity.

 a women wearing a stiff fedora hat and showing us three different angles


Poolside Style: Resort Wear, Sun Hats, and Sunglasses 

We are all about the 2023 resort wear. Give us breezy cover-ups, wide-leg pants, big sunglasses, and even bigger-brimmed summer hats. OurGwen wide-brim summer hat is like a built-in umbrella to keep you cool while enjoying poolside nachos or floating down the lazy river.


A woman shows the back of her wide-brim hat while on the beach

 Gwen- Wide Brim Sun Hat


Bonus Summer Accessory: The Kat Polarized Sunglasses

Speaking of the pool, there's one essential item that should never be overlooked: sunglasses. While not a summer hat, as the scorching sun beams down, you'll want to shield your eyes while looking effortlessly stylish. So, as you pack your swim bag for those long-awaited summer days by the pool, don't forget to add a touch of elegance with the fabulous Kat Sunglasses that will pair with anysun hat. With their sleek design and UV protection, these sunglasses are the perfect companion for your summer adventures. 

Whether you're lounging on a poolside chair or taking a refreshing dip, these shades will not only keep your eyes safe from harmful rays but also elevate your overall summer look. Make a statement with the must-have accessory that effortlessly combines fashion and function.

 A young woman wearing polarized sunglasses and a straw summer hat


Frequently Asked Questions About Summer Hats

What type of hat is best for sun protection? 

Wide-brimmed hats, like fedoras, sun hats, and visors provide the best sun protection for your face, neck, and shoulders. Look for hats specifically rated for UV protection.


How can I stay stylish while also protecting myself from the sun?

There are many fashionable sun hat options like fedoras, visors, and sun hats with decorative accents that provide ample sun protection. Lightweight, breathable fabrics in solid colors or minimal patterns are also a stylish, practical choice for summer.


What features should I look for in a summer hat?

Look for a hat with a wide brim of at least 3 to 4 inches, UV protective fabric like polyester or nylon, a breathable and lightweight feel, and a shape/style you find personally flattering and comfortable. Adjustable straps or sizing options ensure the best fit.

How can I care for my summer hat to make it last longer?

Gently hand wash or spot clean lightweight summer hats and air dry them away from direct heat. For travel, lightly stuff the hat to retain its shape. Avoid harsh detergents and fabric softeners which can damage some fabrics. With proper care, a high-quality summer hat can last for several seasons.


What are some of the most popular styles of summer hats?

Some of the most popular summer hats are:

  • Fedoras - stylish, provides shade for your face
  • Sun hats - wide-brimmed, excellent sun protection
  • Visors - shade for your face, breathable
  • Panama hats - woven, ventilated, packable
  • Bucket hats - casual, covers your head, neck, and shoulders
  • Caps - minimal sun protection but breathable and adjustable


Style Your Summer with Love from Gigi Pip

Gigi Pip should be your one-stop shop for all things summer essentials, whether your plans include vacations, pool time, concerts, and everything in between. We are firm believers that summers are best spent with your BFFS and that includes your Gigi Piphats andaccessories. The countdown is on. Happy almost summer from the Gigi Pip team!



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