Chanel, Blugirl, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Saint Laurent all have a very fashionable and noticeable accessory in common for S/S 2013, wide sun hats are runway and beach ready making them a chic option for both your formal and aquatic affairs this summer. Celebrity Chicistas like Krysten Ritter, Hilary Duff, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Zoe and Rita Ora have all recently donned wide statement sun hats on both the red carpet and the streets. This season’s oversized sun hats are not only a fantastic way to jazz up your summer outfits, but they are also a great way to protect your face, hair and scalp from those oh-so damaging and aging UVA/UVB rays.

While we love sun hats paired with the traditional bikinis, cut-off shorts or flirty  sun dresses, we noticed quite a few celebrities rocking these large hats with formal red carpet ready get up’s and we really love how the sun hat adds a chic  boho essence to an otherwise classic look. Take a cue from Rita Ora and go for a simple black dress with white accents and toss on a wide sun hat to top of your look, add in some boho chic accessories to really drive home your style. As for your hair we suggest letting it flow gracefully and naturally in beachy waves or simple soft retro curls.

Try The Trend Tips
Ready to top off your look with a fun wide brimmed sun hat this summer, we surely hope that you are, to help keep you chic in this trend here are a few tips to remember.

Be careful when pairing light color wide hats with denim wide leg jeans, cowboy boots or any other quintessential county/Western pieces. These items tend to make your look lean more towards cowboy than boho.

If you’re new to the oversized hat trend we recommend starting with neutral hues like, black, cream, white and gray; colors like these will make it easier for you to work the new hat into your existing wardrobe.