Hats have powers, very special powers. Unlike any other accessory we’ve ever known, the hat can give you instant fashion flair. An otherwise drab outfit gets a glamourous twist or an alternative edge, all with the flourish of a hat. Whether worn to keep our ears warm or to keep us looking on trend, they’re a winter staple. Headgear truly is the answer to a well-rounded AW wardrobe so here are our top 10 hats for instant instagrammable style.
The classic. The go-to. The one that works every time. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, the fedora never fails you. This much-loved hat has long been a blogger favourite and it’s probably been instagrammed to death. But we still love it so…
Once a standard cold weather head cosy for just about every Jo, Jess and Sally, the beanie has now been reinvented (thanks to the hipsters) and is undergoing a total fashion revival. So we have three words about the beanie: you need one.
A beanie but better. Think turn up, think rib knit, think some sort of Scandinavian label. Hipsters love them, outdoorsy types love them, and Scandi fans own one in every colour. (And when we say every colour, we mean white, black and grey because that’s the Scandi colour palette darling.)
The Big Pom Hat
Haters say it’s overdone (AKA Hadley Freeman of The Guardian). But whether you rate it or slate it, this trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Besides, it’s totally Instagram-worthy.
Dressing French. Every Brit fashionista’s Achilles heel. So simple, so effortless that the French are like, “Je viens de jeter cela sur”. Yet so complicated, so unachievable that we are like, “What do you mean you just threw it on?” If you’re looking for ways to dress like a Parisian – other than stripes – try the beret.
Faux Fur Headwarmer
The hat that’s not really a hat at all. We appreciate that not everyone can rock traditional headgear so here’s a winter headband that will keep your ears toasty whilst refraining from giving you dreaded hat hair.
The Pork Pie Hat
Pork pie hat, we bow down. You truly are the coolest hat around, and the fedora’s got nothing on you. That’s right, the pork pie hat is an upgrade from the fedora. If you’re super edgy, that is.
The Flat Cap
British heritage fashion is all the rage. So the more country you are the better. Borrow your grandad’s tweed flat cap and never look back.
The Baker Boy Hat
Adorable and chic. If the beret makes you look like an eager tourist and the flat cap makes you look like Del Boy, don’t despair. We all have our hat hiccups and it takes a while to find your match. The baker boy hat is incredibly easy to style and it will give you an instant air of effortless cool.
This look isn’t for everyone. But if you’re blessed enough to look good without hair, you can probably pull off the turban. Team with a bold lip and make sure your brows are well groomed as you’ll have no locks to hide behind.