A quick survey of street style from Pitti Uomo, menswear shows, and Couture reveals that this summer, the fashion crowd is embracing shady straw hats in a big way. Florence saw well-dressed men — like Munsoo Kwon, Sam Lambert, and Ouigi Theodore — effortlessly pulling off the trend, while in Florence, Margherita Rovelli paired a boater with a sweet Peter Pan–collared dress. In Milan, Esther Quek wore her wide-brimmed hat with a ladylike outfit: a long maxi skirt, white dress shirt, and chandelier earrings.
Luckily, it's a trend that's easy to adapt, even if you're not making the fashion-week rounds — a straw hat is the perfect accessory for a long, summer road trip, a day at the beach, or running errands in the city. And the options are plentiful: classic Panama hats, wide-brim silhouettes, and boater styles each present a quick way to change your look and add a more thoughtful approach to accessorizing. Click through the slideshow ahead to see our favorite straw hats for summer, and how the street-style set wears them.BEGIN SLIDESHOW