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.
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?!
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.
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…