If recent street style is any indication, hats are going to be huge this season. And while the beanie was king during the cold-weather months, there’s some serious headwear competition for spring. Lightweight straw options seem to be favored by retailers like Forever 21 and ASOS, and the silhouettes are as varied as the tropical islands where we’d like to wear them.
So let’s start with a little quiz. What’s a panama? How’s it different from a pork pie? What’s bigger, a trilby or a boater? Lost yet? If so, this guide is for you. Click through the slideshow to get schooled on the eight hats that will rule spring (and summer!) and exactly when you should wear them.