Summer is right around the corner, and that means beach season is in full swing. As you look forward to times of fun in the sun, it’s important to keep sun safety practices at the forefront of your mind. Using sunscreen and wearing brimmed hats will effectively protect your skin, and the latter can even be a fun and fashionable folly. You’ll find plenty of venues around D.C. that carry stylish selections for beach hats to keep you trendy and up-to-date as you go out and about this summer. Here are a couple great shops to explore.
Andrea’s Fine Hats
7825 Eastern Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 565-5000
www.finehats.com

Andrea’s Fine Hats is the go-to place if you want to check out an enormous selection of hats available in all varieties and styles. Men and women alike will discover options ranging in casual headgear, complements for formal attire and hats for all other occasions, too. Inventory is always growing, and with warmer weather moving in, the store has even more to choose from in the way of spring fashions and summertime straw beach hats. Andrea’s has been drawing in clients from all around D.C., Maryland, Virginia and beyond for over two decades.

Proper Topper
1350 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 842-3055
propertopper.com

This unique store in D.C. adds fashion to your life in the way of home décor, fresh accessories and killer clothing. Among the stylish offerings you will also find hats of many varieties, including a great selection of beach and summer hats. These hats come in all styles, including floppy brims, fedoras and a whole host of diverse options. The diverse range of hats here are available to men, women and children alike.

Tops Of Old Town
2400 Mount Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 836-4511
www.topsofoldtown.com

Top off your hat style with Tops of Old Town in Alexandria. Known for its high-end fashions, Tops of Old Town carries clothing, accessories and other selections to both men and women. Hats are among the store’s hottest items, ranging in a variety of styles to suit any occasion. Casual beach hats as well as more decorative, formal straw hats are great to wear to the beach or pool this summer.

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Tu-Anh
113 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-2804
www.tu-anhboutique.com

Local ladies know they can count on Tu-Anh in Alexandria as the go-to boutique for all things chic, modern and fashionable. From stylish clothing, jewelry and accessories from around the world, you’ll find something for all seasons — including a wide variety of summer hats. You can head to the beach with elegance, grace and style with the latest arrivals at the store. Options range from nautical stripes, mesh hats, straw seaside hats, hats with brims, banded or bowed selections, floppy hats, cloth hats, cloche hats and even stylish caps.

Hats By Haber
11226 Bybee St.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2676
www.hatalog.com

Hats by Haber has been serving clients around the D.C. area and beyond since 1985. Here you’ll find just what you’re looking for to suit any occasion—whether you’re headed to a wedding, other formal event or just a casual summertime outing to the beach. New arrivals for the season are in, including several straw hats, wide-brimmed selections and other stylish varieties that are great for fun in the sun. In addition to featuring a vastly diverse inventory of hats and caps for all occasions, the store also offers custom fittings that visitors can make appointments for along with other services, such as cleaning, stretching, reduction and other forms of alteration.

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Laura Catherine Hermoza has a lifelong love for writing. In addition to serving as a contributor to various media publications, she is also a published novelist of several books and works as a proofreader/editor. LC resides in Baltimore County.