When the sun is shining a hat isn't just a fashion accessory, it's a stylish tool to keep the sun off your head. Learn more about protecting yourself from the Sun. The heat, sweat and general wear makes a new hat every year a must. That's where the high-street comes in; something cheap enough to replace easily and not panic when you lose it or it falls apart.
TheChicGeek took a walk down the high-street and picked his favourites and why;
TheChicGeek says "The colouring and patterning of this hat gives it have a touch of the tribal. Perfect for the African looks which we've seen all over the European catwalks. Wear with lighter colours to make the whole thing more summery".
Burton - Black Pattern Trilby Hat - £12
TheChicGeek says "This is a classic take on your Panama, which is a really popular style this year. I like the dark band on this one with the strip of white".
Marks & Spencer - Contrast Band Textured Ambassador Hat With Linen - £19.50
TheChicGeek says "I really like the open weave of this hat, it almost looks like crochet. The open design makes it look lighter but be careful to limit your sun exposure through it".
Topman - Brown Open Weave Straw Hat - £12
TheChicGeek says "This is part of the 50s golfer look that was really strong from Prada. The colour and check makes it cute and perfect to slip into your back pocket".
Zara - £9.99
TheChicGeek says "This is a great alternative to the baseball cap which can appear a little 'young' on any gentleman over a certain age. The neutral colour and strong statement make this the new peaked classic hat shape".
Uniqlo - Premium Linen Army Cap - £19.90
TheChicGeek says "More Fidel than downtown San Fran, the Castro from River Island would work in most casual environments. The rope detailing and shallow shape makes this perfect for holidays".
River Island - Khaki Castro Hat - £15