While hats are admittedly the most common accessory of the colder months, that doesn’t mean they should be considered boring. This season hat trends are more inspiring than ever with fedoras, turbans and floppy 70s style hats all making a strong statement.
Wide Brim Hat
Floppy hats are back, or so says Alber Elbaz who topped of his elegant autumn/winter 2011 Lanvin collection with chic, oversized hats. The final outing for John Galliano at Dior was also punctuated with colourful wide brim hats.
They are a romantic, ultra feminine accessory that they will certainly catch everyone’s attention. A powerful progeny of the seventies revival, these hats have the versatility to complement free spirited the Bohemian look or a more Upper East Side style, as shown by boho chic Vanessa Hudgens and the ever-refined Kim Kardashian.
Style tip: Get the polished look by teaming the hat with a pair of large oversized sunglasses or for a boho take on the look, wear a maxi dress with your wide brimmed hat.
For a fun take on the androgyny trend, go for a fedora. Frida Giannini’s favourite headwear, if her Gucci runway was anything to go by, this hat was also spotted on the Emilio Pucci runway and comes in a range of styles and finishes from straw to felt.
Fedoras are the perfect fusion of vintage elegance, masculine tailoring and street style urbanity. Fresh off her New York Fashion Week success, Victoria Beckham was spotted in a smart fedora teamed with a slick leather Mac (pictured).
For a more casual take on the trend, channel model of the moment Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who wore her fedora recently with a nude jumper and khaki jeans.
Turbans are probably the most surprising comeback and certainly a look for the more adventurous. The style elite at fashion week have been customising theirs by adding pearls, diamonds, and chains or taking unusual fabrics and wrapping around their head to fashion a completely unique style.
For a more understated look, choose a wool turban a la Kylie Minogue (pictured) or go for a head band style to pare it back further. Team your turban with loose draping for an authentic Eastern spin on your ensemble.
Style Tip: Take a leaf out of Miriam Gonzalez book and wear a turban is a fashion forward take on a hat at a wedding – she certainly stood out in the style stakes at the Royal Wedding.