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This foldable sun hat is the perfect summer vacation accessory — and it's only $18

"I have never gotten so many compliments on a hat in my life."
Illustration of Editor Danielle Murphy wearing a floppy sun hat from Amazon
TODAY Illustration / Courtesy Danielle Murphy
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Oversized hats might just be the ultimate accessories of the summer.

And why wouldn't they be? The hottest season of the year is almost in full swing, so wide-brimmed protective coverings are essential. Plus, with traveling back on everyone's calendars, trendy hats are a must when putting the finishing touches on cute vacation outfits.

Both fashionable and foldable, this floppy option from JOYEBUY checks all the boxes: stylish, budget-friendly (it's less than $20!) and perfectly packable. So, whether you're looking to protect yourself from harmful rays or just want the perfect sun hat to live in during these last few weeks of summer, this Amazon pick might just be the warm-weather accessory you've been missing.

JOYEBUY Foldable Sun Hat

This top-rated women's sun hat boasts an impressive 4.4-star rating on Amazon. Even more impressive? Lifestyle expert Jenn Falik recommended it for its versatility — it can add flair to any outfit, whether you’re at the beach or taking a stroll through the neighborhood.

“It is great with sundresses and oversized sunglasses, but also adds such a chic accent to swimwear looks — anything from high-waisted, retro-inspired suits to the super girly, small floral prints we are seeing so much of this season,” Falik said.

Unlike most oversized hats, this one is said to be equipped with UPF 50+ for extra protection from the harmful rays of the sun. The wide brim is made to cover your face, neck and most of your shoulders but is still stylish thanks to the woven bow.

The hat is an essential for any summer vacation, so you’re going to want to make sure it fits in your suitcase — which shouldn't be too difficult. The hat is made to be foldable to conveniently fit inside your tote or bag!

And reviewers love it, too! Shoppers have said that it's "flattering," "lightweight" and a "great value for the money."

Image of the top-rated floppy sun hat from Amazon.
Courtesy Danielle Murphy

Falik also mentioned that she keeps one hat “rolled up in her beach bag at all times” in the event of a spontaneous beach trip — and she hasn't encountered any unsightly creases.

Plus, it's just really stylish.

"For a hat with a generous brim that offers good shade, finding a style that feels wearable isn't always easy,” Falik said. "I have never gotten so many compliments on a hat in my life."

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