Frida Gustavsson photographed by Andreas Sjodin
(Vogue Japan, June 2010)

I’ve never been a huge sun worshiper. I have what I call “Lindsay Lohan face,” a face that is covered in freckles (and I’m not even a redhead!). As cute as summer freckles can be, after you reach a certain age, they just don’t seem to go away. So my trusty SPF usually joins forces with a floppy straw hat in the summer for extra protection. Whether plain, with a bow, or adorned with stripes, floppies are always in style and echo old Hollywood glamour (Elizabeth Taylor would approve). Here are my top pics ranging from around $30 to $400 (I know, but it’s so pretty).

L’Wren Scott Bow-embellished straw sunhat ($437 US at Net-a-Porter)

Eric Javits ‘Squishee IV’ Wide Brim Hat ($213 CAD at Nordstrom)

Euginia Kim “Honey” hat ($196 CAD at Net-a-Porter)


Melissa Odabash “Jemma” straw hat ($135 US at Net-a-Porter)

The Gap floppy straw hat ($35 CAD at The Gap)

Zara bow hat ($29 CAD at Zara)