Function & Fashion – Hats for every Occasion

Hats can be functional or fashionable or both functional and fashionable. Do you walk to work and need a stylish hat to protect you from the sun? Or live in a windy city and need both a functional and fashionable hat? Read on for tips for finding the perfect hat to justify your wants and needs.

Whenever the harsh rays of the sun are beating down, put on a wide brimmed hat – not a baseball cap. For women, wide brim straw hats look divine and shade you well. Just make sure the straw is not an open-weave style that lets the sun shine through. If you’re serious about skin protection, look for hats with UPF 50+ sun protection. A great brand to look at is Tula Hats. Both contemporary and timeless, these hats have been flying off our shelves! Men can also wear wide brim straw hats. Some of our customer favorites are the SunBody Gus and Stetson Airway. Although the stingy brim straw hat may be your cup of tea, it won’t protect your neck and shoulders.

Tula Abby Straw Hat

Tula Abby Straw Hat

For the ideal commuter hat, a packable hat that you can roll and stash in your tote is a good pick. Men usually prefer styles with stiffer brims while women with long hair love floppy brimmed bucket hats. Our women customers love the Scala Lanikai Sun Hat as well as the Scala Lahaina Sun Hat, where our men customers love the Henschel Aussie Solarweave Crushable Hat. Perfect for breezy days when the sun is out, the Aussie Solarweave has an adjustable chin cord and excellent UV protection with UPF 50+.

Scala Lanikai Sun Hat (left) and Henschel Aussie Solarweave Crushable Hat (right)

Scala Lanikai Sun Hat (left) and Henschel Aussie Solarweave Crushable Hat (right)

For a large variety of hats, visit us online at VillageHatShop.com. We have hats for every occasion, whether it’s a hat to accompany you at work or on your way to work, a cocktail party, or even a hat to go on an outdoor adventure. We’ll help you find the hat you’re looking for!

About the author

Kimi Sakamoto Kimi Sakamoto is the Social Marketing Coordinator for Village Hat Shop, an online retail leader in headwear and fashion accessories. In addition to managing the company's social media presence - including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram  - she is a regular contributor to The Hat Blog and its sister site - Less Chat, More Hat. Born and raised in California, Kimi enjoys spending time outdoors. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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