A hat is a total must-have especially on a hot summer day. Besides its aesthetic role, it has a priceless practical value too offering a good sun protection. A hat is a versatile piece that comes in different colors, shapes and types, from masculine ones to very feminine and chic ones. It can also be a real lifesaver for a bad hair day.

Trends come and go, but there is one stylish and versatile piece that seems to never go out of fashion: the hat. For summer 2010, there are several hats worthy to add to your wardrobe. Here are some of the most fashionable hats of this season. Therefore, go and find one that flatters you and wear it on the hot summer days.

Masculine
It seems that we just cannot have enough of this amazing model, the fedora. For summer make sure you choose one in neutral colors as light as possible, and wear it with confidence.

Try a straw hat, which is practically the ideal one. Reminding us of the '70s style, a fedora hat can be paired with shorts or high-waisted jeans. Practically, you can match it to any outfit, whether we are talking about a beautiful, breezy dress or a swimsuit. It can be worn to any attire, in plenty of ways from a casual look to a more elegant one.

Wear the straw hat made in Ecuador and known as Panama with a pair of skinny pants, a t-shirt and flat sandals for a perfect androgynous style. Choose a loose bun at the nape of the neck and leave a few locks of hair open. You can also make a side braid that is one of the hottest hairstyle trends this summer. It is cute, feminine and easy to make hairstyle.

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Beach hat
With very large brims, wavy, in every possible shade and very comfortable, this is the hat that works great with everything feminine and breezy, especially with the delicate summer dresses. You can wear it at the beach, but also to a party or to any activity during the day. A scarf on the hat is both feminine and cute. Moreover, it is more efficient that the masculine one as it offers bigger protection. Large brims work great with long, wavy hair.

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Cowboy
This is the perfect option when you are going at the beach. Wear it to an outfit made from denim shorts and a simple t-shirt or camisole for a trendy appearance. Choose one made of straw and go for light colors. Try a beach, tousled hair with this type of hat for a rebel, yet sexy look.

Military
Rocking a military cap is easy, especially during the summer. As we have already seen, military trend is back into the spotlight for spring/summer 2010 with double-breasted buttons, embellished epaulettes and embroidered details for a wide range of military pieces from jackets to waistcoats, and hats. Try wearing a military cap with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.

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