The sun has got its hat on, and so do we! But which of summer 2017’s biggest headwear trends will you be packing*? Here are your options.
*‘All of them’ is a totally valid answer.
The baseball cap
Push all thoughts of your Grandparents’ golfing trips to the back of your head, because the cap is back and it’s cooler than ever. Go for retro sports vibes, washed-out pastels and statement embroidery to sidestep the primary school sports-day associations.
Also has the added bonus of making you feel like a celeb hiding from the paparazzi every time you go out without washing your hair.
The floppy brimmed hat with a word round the brim
You know the ones! Every Instagram star has one, so you should too. Just choose your favourite slogan, snap your dreamy holiday flat-lay, and if you want to be really radical, actually put it on your head.
The tied-up scarf
Look, we can’t all be hat people. If brims and peaks aren’t your thing, unleash your inner 70s poolside glamazon instead with a tied-up head scarf or knotted statement turban. Just add giant earrings, mirrored sunglasses and a seriously impractical swimsuit.
The straw fedora
What’s the difference between a trilby and a fedora? We’re glad you asked! The official difference is that a fedora has a wider brim; the actual difference is that ‘fedoras’ are hot right now, so that’s what we’re calling all the hats. Ok? Keep things classic with a simple straw number, or go fully 2017 with a pom-pom trim.
The 90s bucket hat
Your parents are going to find this one hilarious, but ignore them because the bucket hat is still as strong a look now as it was on Liam Gallagher in 1994. Bonus points if you can find an original vintage Kangol hat, but if not these buckets will do nicely. Spade not included.