By Alexandra DeRosa
Updated Jul 14, 2014 @ 12:20 pm
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The best part about a new season is when it welcomes an sometimes forgotten about accessory. You know, like that "Oh, yeah!" epiphany when you pull something out of your closet that you had forgotten about for months on end. And as much as we love a good boot in the winter, nothing makes a statement quite like a hat.

Hats come summertime serve more than one purpose. They're stylish and they protect you from the sun. So it's the ultimate win-win. To help you gear up for the hottest days of the year that are yet to come, we shopped for hats that are instant outfit makers. Whether you're a floppy hat kinda girl, you go for chic Panamas, or you love the good 'ol classic baseball silhouette, here you'll find a hat that will top off your beach look with style and ease—literally. Read on to shop the styles!

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From top: Gap, $30,; Aldo, $25,; Zimmermann, $65,; Tory Burch, $250,; Club Monaco, $80,; Joe Fresh, $29,; Asos, $29,; J.Crew, $33,; Eugenia Kim, $265,