Paired with some bug-eyed glasses and a flowy throw over or a scarf you are totally prepared for the beach! Floppy beach hats are a great way to shade yourself from sun rays while looking fine! These hats always remind me of rich fancy people in Beverly Hills or somewhere in South California. And then the alternative to the floppy beach hat is the firm hat that you normally see on women at horse races. These hats are still able to be worn casually.