Style & Then Some

Thoroughly Modern Millinery: Hats That Are Hot Right Now

I’ve never considered myself to be a ‘hat person’, probably due to my ever-changing and ill-advised hairstyles. But if you’re as much of a trend slave as I am, hats are rapidly becoming staple pieces – and with wedding and festival season currently in full swing, donning headwear is virtually unavoidable. Follow me as we take a look at a triptych of hats that are so hot right now and their stylish celeb wearers…

First up, Alexa Chung’s floppy plum-coloured fedora – perfect for smartening up weekends in the city or, paired with a waxed jacket, country strolls. Chungy was spotted wearing it at Glastonbury a few weeks back – one look and my hat aversion vanished and I trotted out to Topshop to buy my own version in khaki. I loved that hat so much that I didn’t even mind my boyfriend whistling the Indiana Jones theme tune at me all the way home. I still love it, and the fact it hides shocklingly greasy hair or a make-up free face. It’s just so cool.

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The Chung, doing everything right as per usual

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Fedora, River Island, £22

The beanie hat, once an embarrassing throwback to the Nineties, has had a resurgence thanks to Rihanna and the ubiquitous clothes horse that is Cara Delevingne. Where once I sneered at my dad’s black Thinsulate beanie he wore for dog-walking, I’ve now just bought an identical one from American Apparel – and that was only because I couldn’t find his to steal. Yes, it’s bemusingly erect, and I’m still not 100% on how to wear it, but I love the contrast between a smart blazer and a slouchy hat – and you know, it does also cover up greasy hair too. Who needs a shower these days?!

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Reason Homies Beanie Hat, ASOS, £30

The bowler hat is remaining a street-style fixture through the seasons too, as championed by professional hipsters Fearne Cotton and Rachel Bilson. Now as much as I love my bowler, its precarious placement on the crown of my head means it gets blown off in the slightest of breezes, and I’m forced to do the embarrassing run-down-the-road after a hat. And then, heaven forbid, the world will realise I never wash my hair! Still, it does provide a bit of Camden cool – just only on very, very still days.

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Transitional Bowler Hat, Topshop, £18

So pick your team from the ‘It’ hats – fedora, beanie or bowler? I can tell you, one thing’s for sure, you’ll save on shampoo spending…

Links: River Island Fedora, ASOS Beanie, Topshop Bowler.

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