Bad hair day? A spot the size of Jupiter sprouting from your forehead? Well, don’t worry. The perfect hat is a quick fix for any top-of-the-head fiascos you may encounter. Luckily for us, there’s a hat for any weather or occasion, and thanks to the designers of today, there are a ton of trendy options to choose from.
The Bucket Hat
The year may be 2020 but fashion trends on the runway couldn’t be more of a throwback. The bucket hat is just one of many nostalgic pieces to make a comeback this year. Back in the early ‘90s, Burberry’s trademark print was so popular, it became widely replicated by counterfeiters, to the point where it damaged the reputation of the prestigious British brand. But thanks to Christopher Bailey and Ricardo Tisci, the print is back and the bucket hat has resurfaced, rendered in the fashion house’s heritage check. Loewe Paula's Ibiza’s bucket hats are a vibrant addition to any wardrobe, designed to brighten up any summer outfit. Choose your print, whether you’re hopping onto the tie-dye trend, or opting for the dreamy waterlilies. The brand’s carefree spirit is further enunciated by the lengthy logo-embellished chin straps. For those who prefer the sporty, sleek look, Prada’s take on the trend is for you. Crafted from the brand’s signature technical shell, and accentuated with their trademark triangular logo, its monotone colour scheme makes it an accessory to throw on with any outfit.
Once upon a time, the visor was associated with mums on holiday, fretting over whether the SPF in their suncream was high enough to protect them from the frightening UV rays. But if the runway is anything to go by, it’s that maybe they were on to something, the visor is certified trendy. We can accredit Dior with paving the way for the trend, the ‘Dior Club 1’ quickly littered our Instagram feeds, with an assortment of technicolour plastic frames, adorned with the signature ‘J’Adior’ on the brim, and secured in place with a woven elastic strap, opt for these instead of a pair of sunnies if you want to make a splash. Protective yet stylish, Prada's black visor is a sporty accessory for your off-duty wardrobe. Crafted from the label's signature nylon, it’s finished with the trademark triangular logo plaque, and features an understated brim that will shield your face from the sun. Gucci is renowned for its maximalist aesthetic, is there any surprise that their accessories are just that? Their beige raffia visor features an embroidered black GG motif across the brim, trimmed with a patent snakeskin leather. It’s certainly a look for the adventurous.
Your serve, the Tennis aesthetic is here to stay. Casablanca’s cotton cap features a subtle curved brim and is finished with retro logo embroidery. We can envision it paired with a silk shirt and a refreshing G&T in hand post-match. Batter up: if tennis isn’t your vibe, perhaps consider another ball sport. 032C’s baseball cap is constructed of a rich, dark brown cotton with contrasting logo embroidery on the front and "Workshop" sewn on the back. If you prefer colourful options, you can't go wrong with the ‘Tyron’ cap from Isabel Marant. Offered in soft cream, rich red and a navy blue, it’s complete with an iconic logo patch to the front, definitely an everyday staple.
BeretsA good beret adds a touch of Parisian flair to any outfit. Flip through any issue of Vogue, and you’re bound to see an It-girl flaunting an iteration of the chic hat. Eugenia Kim is renowned for creating modern headwear that is endlessly stylish and feminine. The ‘Mischka’ beret has been seen from Beyonce to Bella Hadid. Offered in a variety of materials and colours, our top pick is crafted from leather. Saint Laurent’s black wool beret features a classic silhouette with a glamorous twist, a crystal embellishment dotted all over its surface. As part of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collective, Maison Michel is nothing short of fabulous. The ‘Billy’ beret is crafted from cashmere and it’s a headpiece to treasure. The Parisian label proves that sometimes, hats can be more than a simple accessory.