Although most of us won’t be going abroad this year, you can still embrace the holiday spirit by wearing a summer hat. Even if you’re just winding down in your back garden or at your local park, hats are a must have. You’ll look stylish and your skin will thank you for the extra sun protection.
Fashion has been going through a hat renaissance. Remember the Jacquemus hat with the wide brim and black neck-tie? And what about the gigantic floppy hat trend that kept popping up on our Instagram feeds? It’s official. Hats are here to stay. To make your life easier, here’s our take on the three kinds of summer hats that are perfect for this season.
The Bold Bucket Hat
Bucket hats aren’t just for music festivals. High fashion brands like Gucci and Prada have released their own take on the practical piece. Right now, you can find affordable versions in a variety of styles – floral, leopard print, nylon, denim; the list goes on. Since they’re lightweight and compact hats, it’s a no-fuss piece that is great to wear when you’re out and about.
Styling this 90s throwback is easy peasy. Popular looks include matching your bucket hat with a coordinated two-piece, crop tops and high waisted jeans, or any athleisure. If you want to spice up your wardrobe, a patterned or neon bucket hat will brighten up a monochrome outfit.
The Trusty Tie-Up Hat
Tie-up hats have been popular on Instagram for a while and we’re not mad about it. For one, it’s a practical style that’ll stop your hat from flying away in a breeze. When you’re not wearing it on your head, they also look stylish laying flat down your back.
You might be worried that it’ll make you look more like a holiday resort tourist than a chic lady. But don’t fret. When styled well, an elegant tie-up hat will take your summer ensembles to the next level. They look gorgeous paired with classic silhouettes. Think structured blouses, sleek midi skirts, wide-leg jumpsuits or slip-on mules.
The Feminine Floppy Hat
It’s difficult to imagine afternoons spent at the beach without spotting at least one floppy hat. They’re a summer staple for sure. The floppy brim is both glamorous and a great way to protect your face from the sun. We cannot get enough of them!
For a classic 70s vibe, style your floppy hat with a maxi dress and strappy sandals. However, if this boho look isn’t for you, there’s more ways to wear them. They look refined when paired with a classic button-up blouse and shorts. They also look great with structured jumpsuits and even to dress up a plain white T-shirt.