Baseball caps might be a staple of your wardrobe, but they don’t give a hoot about the sides of your face or your ears. Ball caps also don’t protect the back of your neck. And they aren’t a substitute for sunscreen. That’s because they’re designed not to protect your skin but to help you look toward the sun and catch a fly ball! If you want to use a hat to defend against the sun’s UV rays, your best bet is a wide-brimmed, or “floppy,” hat. I wouldn’t wear one to the baseball game—stick with your sunscreen—but fashion has fallen hard for the floppy hat, so you can wear it just about anywhere else! Look at some of these great ones for under $50 (some under $20!).

Baseball caps might be a staple of your wardrobe, but they don’t give a hoot about the sides of your face or your ears. Ball caps also don’t protect the back of your neck. And they aren’t a substitute for sunscreen. That’s because they’re designed not to protect your skin but to help you look toward the sun and catch a fly ball! If you want to use a hat to defend against the sun’s UV rays, your best bet is a wide-brimmed, or “floppy,” hat. I wouldn’t wear one to the baseball game—stick with your sunscreen—but fashion has fallen hard for the floppy hat, so you can wear it just about anywhere else! Look at some of these great ones for under $50 (some under $20!). You can find where to buy them by clicking on the pictures!

J. Crew Two-Tone Straw Hat Goes everywhere, with everything! $38

Roxy By the Sea Hat No sea required $25.20 at dogfunk.com

Asos ‘70s Straw Hat Stylish sun protection for under $10! $9.94 at Asos.com

Coolibar Beach Sun Hat Packable, breathable, with a super-wide brim! $35 at Amazon.com

hat.a.girl Ribbon Crusher Travel Hat Washable, crushable, totally wearable $37.95 at Amazon.com