Best Bet: Eric Javits Braid Dame Hat

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Photo: Courtesy of Eric Javits

In between royal-wedding madness and the recent surge of sunshine, all signs point to the need for a fabulous new hat. With a wide brim that's both on trend and sun protecting, this Braid Dame hat from accessories designer Eric Javits would work just as well for Sunday brunching in the city as it would for the beach. Best of all, it won't lose its shape when crammed into a bag, should you decide to brave it across the pond or head to the pool.

Eric Javits Braid Dame Hat, $90 at Saks Fifth Avenue or online.