Lack of Color is a blogger fave but their hats are pricey starting at $100 each.  I’ve found the perfect Lack of Color dupes for all their most popular hats!

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(Dress available here similar affordable version here)

Seriously hats not only elevate your outfit but also make great photo props!

Lack of Color is based in Australia and their hats are all over Instagram, with the most popular styles being the Rancher, here and the Boater, here.  But they are pricey at about $150 each.

I’m sure the quality is amazing but that’s just a bit more than I wanted to spend on a felt hat for fall and spring.  Hence I started searching for a more affordable dupe! 

UPDATE:  I actually ended up buying one of their hats and THEIR QUALITY IS NOT AMAZING! 

Their quality is actually terrible and they only warranty their hats for 30 days!  You would think a hat that costs over $100 would last longer than 3 months but nope! 

Keep reading for my review of a Lack of Color hat and why their hats ARE NOT WORTH IT!

What I wanted in a great dupe of the Lack of Color wool hats is something with a wide and sturdy brim. 

I’ve also been looking for a Lack of Color straw hat dupe and I found some that are identical to the scalloped dolce everyone is wearing, keep reading to see my picks. 

lack of color hat dupe

Many of the hats similar to Lack of Color have either shorter brims and/or really floppy brims that don’t stay up.

Urban Outfitter’s Dupe of Lack of Color Hats

After tons of searching, I finally found the best dupes for Lack of Color from Urban Outfitters, here and here.  Lulu’s has also come out with a bunch of nice Lack of Color Rancher, Juno, and Sierra wool hat dupes that would be great for spring.  Get them here and here.


The UO wool hats look almost identical to Lack of Color and the quality is amazing.  I compared my Urban Outfitters wool hat to my Forever21 felt hat and the quality is night and day.

hats similar to lack of color

(Blue dress available here, similar affordable one here, belt here)

The Urban Outfitters hat has a nice stiff brim and it’s super wide, just what I wanted.  The hats are made of 100% wool.

If you are looking for the perfect Lack of Color dupe, then UO is it!  I’ve worn the hat pictured countless times already for fall in Maryland!  I even took it on a recent road trip to Virginia!

hats like lack of color

At about ⅓ of the price of a Lack of Color hat, the Urban Outfitters dupe is a no brainer.  It is so similar looking to the Lack of Color Boater that just looking at pictures I can barely tell the difference.

Hurry and buy it though if you are eyeing it because I found the dupe last year, but it was basically all sold out!  UO brought it back this year and I got it the first chance I got. 

The UO hats do run a bit big though, so you might need some hat filler, here.

Lack of Color Scalloped Dolce Hat Dupe for Spring & Summer – Straw Hats

As we head into spring and summer you’ll probably be looking for some nice straw hats for your beach trip!
The most popular Lack of Color straw hat is the Scalloped Dolce.

Get it here.

I can see why it’s such a blogger fave!

The pretty scalloped edge of this Lack of Color straw hat looks like a seashell.

I ended up buying the Lack of Color Dolce hat and here’s the review.  I loved it at first, but after about 3 or 4 months the scallop started disappearing.

It started looking like a normal straw hat!

For over $100 I would have expected the Dolce hat to keep its shape for much longer.

I bought the Lack of Color Dolce hat from ShopBop.  Both Lack of Color and ShopBop refused to warranty it, even though it was clearly defective.

Lack of Color said that this was NORMAL!  This happened right after I saw another blogger who had JUST received the same hat and hers looked 100% better than mine.

My review of Lack of Color and final conclusion is DON’T waste your money on Lack of Color hats, just get the dupe!

I’m sure the dupe will last at least 3 months!

I found an EXACT dupe of the Lack of Color Dolce hat!  It is literally the same down to the shell scallops.

Get it here.

Lack of Color Wide Palma Hat Dupe

I’ve always wanted the Wide Palma hat from Lack of Color, but again because of my experience with them I didn’t buy it.  But I did find the perfect dupe for the Lack of Color Wide Palma staw hat for a fraction of the price!

Get it here.

The wide brim makes it a perfect dupe!

Lack of Color Sunnydip Boater Hat Dupe

Another blogger fave straw hat from Lack of Color is the Sunnydip Boater Hat.  The Lack of Color inspired hat I’ve found is so close you definitely will love wearing it all summer long.

Get it here.


Lack of Color Straw Boater Hat Dupes

The straw boater hats by Lack of Color are all super popular.  The Lack of Color Spencer, Jacinto, Ventura would all fall into the boater hat shape!

There are so many great dupes for Lack of Color boater-style straw hats.  See below for all the best dupes.

Lack of Color Spencer Fedora Hat Dupes

Another popular style staw hat is fedoras in all brim sizes!  Lack of Color’s Spencer Fedora is a crowd favorite but there are so many budget-friendly options out there that you should save your money!  Below are some of my favorite Spender Fedora inspired hats.