Especially during the summer, I often reach for a hat to add the perfect finishing touch to my outfit before heading out the door. Not only do hats provide a bit of much-needed sun protection, they can also make casual outfits feel more intentional or add an extra touch of glamour to my favorite dresses. They’re truly one of the easiest accessories to style! I gravitate toward neutral-colored hats in classic shapes, like fedoras, floppy sun hats, boater hats, and packable hats, with simple, feminine details (bring on the grosgrain bows!) so I can wear them for practically any occasion. If you aren’t confident you can pull off a hat in one of your “daily looks,” I encourage you to find a favorite from these budget-friendly options and give it a try. I think you’ll find that a beautiful hat almost always leads to compliments, and, more importantly, a boost of inner confidence.