Hats are an important wardrobe staple for the spring and summer seasons, as they not only provide your skin with some added protection from the sun, but they also add a sense of attitude and refinement to just about any outfit. From cowboy hats to berets, these are set to be some of the hottest hat styles for 2017.
Out of all of the headwear trends for 2017, the cowboy hat is one of the most down-to-earth styles, but, as always, has been significantly jazzed up by a number of different designers. For those who are after a more eccentric design, Anna Sui’s cowboy hats feature everything from topless dancing female figures to purring cats, all in statement-making vivid shades. If you were hoping for something slightly more subtle, take a look at the collection from Blugirl, which honors the color white, while Sonia Rykiel has some beautifully chic two-toned cowboy hats made from straw instead of leather.
Boater hats are another key hat style for this season, with unisex versions being especially popular in streetwear looks. This is another style that is incredibly versatile and can be styled in so many different ways, adding a sporty element to your outfit.
While not technically a hat, headscarves are beautifully elegant, and, when worn in the right way, incredibly chic and stylish. At Miu Miu, the headscarves are bright, with graphic prints, and, in their runway shows, were tied over the hair in a style that was reminiscent of the 50’s. However, at Giorgio Armani, the 20’s were the decade of choice, as the brightly colored scarves here were tied tighter around the models’ heads, keeping the overall silhouette much smaller. Gucci took it a step further when it came to experimenting with headscarves, opting for luxurious satin fabrics and tying them off in bows or buns at the front of the head rather than the back.
French in origin, berets seem to frequently come and go in the fashion world, and this season they are back with a vengeance. Rather than subtle, classic French styles, the most popular berets this spring and summer will no doubt add a blast of attitude to your outfit. From the mythical jungles featured on the Desigual berets to the graphic piano keys and bold shades at Undercover, these hats will definitely add a whole new focal point to your outfit.
There are always some wonderfully wearable styles that are produced when fashion meets active wear, which is exactly what can be said for the baseball caps making an appearance this season. Chanel’s baseball caps in feminine pastel shades are simple and sweet, while the caps from Moschino are much more urban. At Phillipp Plein, expect the hats to be much more extravagant in vibrant shades of gold, while the Elie Saab baseball caps are fantastically flamboyant with all of their sparkling sequins.
Of course, when it comes to baseball caps, you can add even more attitude to your outfit with the way in which you wear them. On the Chanel runway, the hats were worn sideways, nodding to the 80’s, while many of the Moschino models were wearing their hats backwards, adding an edgier feel to their look.
A hat has the ability to really shake up an outfit, adding a whole new element to it. Whether you opt for a sparkly sequinned baseball cap or a low-key, straw boater hat, there is no denying that each of these styles will give your look so much more attitude.