Wide Brimmed Hats
Wide brimmed hats are back this season, like they never left the 70s. Fashion icons such as Bianca Jagger and Jane Birkin wore it with a nifty flair and serve as major inspiration as the classic topper is emerging into our closet once again. Long gone are the days where hats were merely used as a cover up for bad hair days. Today, this covetable accessory serves to elevate your style and make you stand out from the crowd. Pair it with a jumpsuit and heels for a city girl chic style or with a maxi skirt to push the gothic aesthetic further.
As seen on the catwalk of Public School and Lanvin, wide brimmed hats stand out with ornaments like embroidery, studs and silky details. Perched to the side or pushed back, they will add a glamorous touch and complete your outfit.
Fur pompoms, colourful stripes and embellished, knit hats this season are anything but ordinary. Take this casual topper to create subdued ingenuity by wearing it on a downward angle to the back of your head. Use it to complement your hairstyle, not cover it, by braiding a thick fish braid to the side or by letting your bangs peek out underneath it.
Perhaps the warmest option, fur hats are more versatile than often attributed to. Fur hats are usually reminiscent of ancient Russian aristocracy but it is now mundane and easier to wear than ever. As seen on Marc Jacob's runway, you can wear it casually with jeans and a leather jacket, or with a duster coat and statement earrings for a sophisticated look. Go practically chic this season by pairing it with a parka and face the brisk weather with grace.
Thick and usually lined with fur or shearling with flexible ear flaps on each side of the head, the trapper hat has got you covered for the winter. A celebrity fave, Rihanna is often seen wearing one, this casual hat turns chic when designed with luxurious fabrics such as leather and fur, or knit and wool, as seen at Ralph Lauren and Anna Sui. To avoid looking like a lumberjack, wear yours with a slim fitting coat.