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Mom's perfect summer hats

Nina Sutton is a beauty and style expert and on-camera host. She is also the author of the The Chic Moms Guide to Feeling Fabulous. Nina has appeared on shows such as The Doctors, E! Fashion Police, Oprah Winfrey Network, The Ricki Lake ...

Be protected and chic this summer

During the summer, moms spend more time than anyone outside, which means more sun exposure. The perfect solution is a selection of stylish hats that moms can put on any time and feel cute and protected. Summer materials and fabrics are lighter and brighter than their cold weather counterparts and work naturally with your warm weather wardrobe. If you are a mom whose only hat choices are baseball caps (perfect for playing baseball, but not necessarily for everyday chic-ness), then check out the head gear that you will want to add to your wardrobe!

San Diego Hat Company Large Brim Floppy

Floppy and fab

Mega stars aren’t the only ones who can pull off a floppy hat; these instantly can transform you from mom-mode to glam mama mode. Keep one (or two) on hand to wear with your summer maxi dresses or even shorts and a blouse. At the beach or pool, these keep you ultra-protected and seriously chic. Try a style like this San Diego Hat Company Large Brim Floppy ($48, zappos.com), which is bold but not over-the-top.

Flora Bella Mia Raffia Ribbon Fedora

Fierce in a fedora

For the ultimate in cool-ness (and we’re not talking about temperature), moms should have a fedora to wear while running errands or even going to the park. Fedoras take you back to the era of hipster old school movie stars and transform any outfit into a style statement. Look for styles that have patterns or are different colors to match whatever you might be wearing. One style to try is this Flora Bella Mia Raffia Ribbon Fedora ($128, nordstrom.com).

Jessica Simpson Women’s Cloche Ha

Classy in a cloche

For days that mom might need (or want) to wear a hat to work, a cloche hat is the perfect solution. Its rounded style combined with a bold wide ribbon gives you the classy air of iconic fashion legends. One to try is this Jessica Simpson Women’s Cloche Hat ($27, amazon.com).

Under Armour hat

Marvelous in military

For those of you who love the look of a baseball cap, try a military or newsboy cap which gives a similar front visor look and fitted cap, but with more flare. Instead of plain brown or khaki green, look for styles in shades of pink, like this hot pink military cap from Under Armour ($19, cabelas.com). These look great even embellished with rhinestones for a real girly-girl look. These caps are ideal for working out or running after your kids at the park.

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