Sun, Sand, and Style: The Ultimate Guide to Wearing Hats at the Beach or Lake

Summer is synonymous with fun-filled days spent basking in the sun at the beach or lake. While protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a top priority, why not do it in style? Hats are not only practical accessories for shielding your face and scalp from the sun's rays but also add a touch of flair to your beach or lakeside ensemble. In this guide, we'll explore the various types of Crown Cap hats perfect for your summer adventures and how to incorporate them seamlessly into your everyday fashion.

1. Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat: A wide-brimmed sun hat is a quintessential accessory for any beach or lake outing. Not only does it provide ample shade for your face, neck, and shoulders, but it also adds an element of glamour to your beachwear. Opt for a floppy straw hat for a relaxed, bohemian vibe, or choose a structured sun hat with a chic ribbon or bow detail for a touch of sophistication.

The Women's Wide Brim Paper Ribbon Sunhat  by Crown Cap combines elegance with sustainability, offering a stylish accessory for sunny days. Crafted with care, this sunhat boasts a wide brim that provides ample shade while exuding timeless charm. Made from paper, it's not just lightweight and comfortable but also eco-friendly. Adorned with a chic ribbon design, this hat adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble, whether you're lounging by the pool or strolling through the city streets.

2. Bucket Hat: Bucket hats have made a major comeback in recent years, and they're the perfect accessory for a casual day by the water. Choose a bucket hat in a lightweight, quick-drying fabric like cotton canvas or nylon to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day. Our favourite bucket hats by Crown Cap are the cotton canvas bucket hat and the Hawaiian bucket hat. They are casual and relaxed designs that can be paired with your favorite swimsuit and cover-up for an effortlessly cool look that's both practical and stylish.

3. Fedora: For a touch of sophistication, opt for a fedora hat for your beach or lake outing. Fedora hats are classic and timeless, adding a polished finish to any summer look. Pair your fedora with a flowy sundress or linen button-down shirt and shorts for a chic beachside or lakeside ensemble that's perfect for lounging or strolling along the shore.



The Linen Fedora by Crown Cap is a testament to classic style and modern sophistication. Crafted with attention to detail, this fedora exudes understated elegance. Made of linen, it offers a lightweight and breathable feel, making it perfect for warm weather outings. Its defining feature is the contrast tri-fold band, which adds a pop of visual interest. Whether you're exploring the urban landscape or attending a laid-back outdoor event, this fedora effortlessly elevates any ensemble, making it a timeless addition to your wardrobe.

4. Baseball Cap: If you're planning a day of beach volleyball, kayaking, or other active water sports, a baseball cap is a practical and stylish choice. Choose a cap like Crown Cap’s baseball cap with a moisture-wicking fabric and a built-in sweatband to keep you cool and dry. Or, choose Crown Cap’s breathable cotton canvas cap.

Also, don't forget to apply sunscreen to your face and neck for added protection. Pair your baseball cap with a swimsuit and board shorts for an athletic-inspired look that's ready for action.

5. Raffia Straw Hat: Raffia straw hats are a lightweight and breathable option for sunny days by the water. Crown Cap’s hats are made from natural 100% raffia straw, making them eco-friendly and perfect for those who prefer sustainable fashion choices. Opt for the Gambler hat for a more sophisticated and elevated look or the Cowboy hat for a more relaxed and casual look. Pair your raffia straw hat with linen blend tops and sandals for a laid-back, effortless beach or lake look.

6. Panama Hat: Panama hats are a stylish and versatile option for beach or lake outings. These classic hats are made from woven straw and feature a wide brim for maximum sun protection.

Crown Cap’s Panama style fedora hat is made of 100% paper, making it a lightweight and breathable alternative to woven straw.



Pair your Panama hat with a breezy maxi dress or a swimsuit and sarong for a sophisticated beach or lake look that's perfect for lounging in the sun or sipping cocktails by the water.


Hats are essential accessories for staying stylish and sun-safe during your beach or lake adventures. Whether you prefer a wide-brimmed sun hat, a bucket hat, or a fedora, there's a hat style to suit every taste. So don't forget to pack your favorite Crown Cap hat on your next beach or lake outing and make a fashion statement while enjoying fun in the sun!