Stash in Style: How to Store Floppy Hats

There's something so comfortable and free-spirited about a floppy hat. With its loose and laidback wide brim, a floppy hat instantly adds boho-chic charm to any look. Whether it's in the form of a straw sun hat or a wool-felt winter hat, the floppy is more than just a fashion accessory it's a practical solution to protect against the sun, rain, wind, or snow.  

A floppy hat is the opposite of a stiff-brim hat. While baseball caps, ivy caps, and most cowboy hats have a rigid brim, floppy hats have a malleable brim that measures at least 3 inches to achieve that signature droop.

Because these wide-brimmed hats take up more space, they can be a little more challenging to properly store. Also, unlike a baseball hat or beanie that you might throw on a chair or table, floppy hats require more careful handling if you want them to last.

To make sure your hat stays floppy, not sloppy, we're showing you some simple ways to store your hat so you can enjoy it for years to come.

What Not to Do

Stash in Style: How to Store Floppy Hats

See that photo above? Take a good look because that picture is worth a thousand words on how not to store your floppy hat. Let us explain.

Confused by crowns, brims, and all this hat jargon? Don't worry — our guide to the anatomy of a hat will catch you up to speed in no time.

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Droop, There It Is

While it's true you could throw a baseball cap on a coat rack and call it a day, when it comes to wide-brimmed hats like floppies, you have to be a tad more careful to take care of the brim and crown.

The good news is that there are plenty of hat storage solutions that are are fun, fashionable, and functional. Just keep in mind that no matter how you choose to store your hat, at some point it will get a little dirty. To keep your headgear on point, consult our guide on how to clean a hat and you're sure to enjoy your hat for years to come.

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