“I’m a hat person.” We’ve all heard it at least once, and it’s a statement that peeves even the most chilled of individuals. Let’s face it – hats are hard to master. They’re also very hard to come by if you’re after something stylish, practical and suitable for your build, bone structure and features. With all this in mind, we decided to scope out a few locally available options to put on your head when it’s sunny out.

Images shot in studio.

Photographer: Nick Blair at Viviens Creative
Styling: Kim Ellmer at Viviens Creative
Hair & Make-up: Sylvia Ura
Model: Lauren at London Management

Head to FAT for a selection of the cutest wide brimmed straw hats La Paz. These little numbers are functional and adorable, and are available in a selection of patterns with varying shades of neon ribbon. They’re also under $20, so if colour choices are proving difficult, a second or third is no problem!

Styles: La Paz straw sun hat

Available at Fat stores

The humble bucket hat has endured its share of criticism over the years. It’s fair to say though that it’s finally having a comeback, especially with Karen Walker’s polka-dotted denim rendition now available at Incu. While you’re there, don’t miss the selection of floppy brim fedoras by Rag & Bone.

Styles: Karen Walker Bucket Hat
Rag & Bone Fedora in Mustard

Available at Incu Women’s (QV)

Each season Mimco delivers an expansive range of quality hats for all kinds of heads. Keeping fashion’s obsession with sport in mind, we picked out two styles that balance functionality and fun.

Styles: Moghul Visor in Natural/Neon
Ratpack Roll-Up Visor
Savannah Cap

Available at Mimco

Comeback Kid
Comeback Kid has been bringing together cool young men’s labels for some time now; long enough to have launched their own vintage line (CBK Vintage), an impressive online store and a solid range of exceptionally laid-back caps. At $20, they’re stylish and a steal.

Styles: CBK 5 Panel Cap in Dark Navy/Khaki
CBK Vintage Red Corduroy Baseball Cap

Available at Comeback Kid

A small Sydney-based label focussed on making a statement via everyday staples, UNIF.M is well worth a look. Alongside their range of simple and sleek clothing – including a rather iconic pinafore – is a set of elegant leather caps sure to please all.

Styles: Leather cap in Black and Maroon

Available at UNIF.M