Whether you’re looking for the perfect headgear to complete your style or the right hat to shield your face from the sun, check out some of the best hat trends of 2015, that can accomplish both and help you score a trendy look this season.
From caps and floppy hats to trendy visors and bucket hats, check out the latest trends for headgear and choose the ones that can add the most to your Spring/Summer looks.
Plenty of designers, from Rebecca Minkoff and Koonhor to Paul & Joe and J.W. Anderson, are betting on oversized floppy hats this season. These aren’t your regular wide-brim sun hats, but a cooler interpretation of the trend.
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Get you bohemian groove on this summer with a cute floppy hat, or try a printed one for a trendy vibe.
Straw Boater Hats
The traditional boater hat is definitely one of the big hat trends of 2015, but straw isn’t your only option. Saint Laurent, Agnes B. And Olympia Le Tan took some risks by trying on new colors and fabrics for the boater hat. If you like the traditional shade of a tan straw boater hat, you can stick to it, but there’s definitely plenty of room to experiment with this cool hat.
Whether you prefer a trendy spin on baseball caps or more chic school caps, there are plenty of excellent options to choose from this season. Designers like Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tommy Hilfiger and Moschino covered everything from unique designs to more traditional interpretations of the cap, while others, like Kate Spade and Mara Hoffman went for a more sporty vibe.
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Bucket hats are definitely one of the the big hat trends in 2015, and so are panama hats. This summer staple is one way to make a big fashion statement this season. You can be bold in your choices and go for panama hats in darker colors, like on the Martin Grant runway, or take the bucket hat into a more feminine direction, like Elie Tahari and Karen Walker.
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A must for music festival style, floral headpieces also made a big impact on the runways, from Bora Aksu and Dolce & Gabbana to Marchesa. From floral headbands and crowns to smaller floral touches that can take your updo or sleek bun to the next level, add a little sophistication to your spring and summer looks with a gorgeous floral headpiece, whether you’re going for a bohemian or more chic style.
Wide-Brimmed Sun Hats
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Floppier and bigger than ever, sun hats with a huge brim are definitely one of the big hat trends in 2015. You can also be bolder with colors or even opt for a printed wide brim sun hat. Karen Walker, Agnes B., Chalayan and Tess Giberson have showed some gorgeous hats on the runways, and these beautiful and feminine hats can help you look elegant even at the beach, while also helping protect your face from the sun.
Even if you’re getting ready for a sunny day, menswear-inspired rain hats are also a stylish option this summer. Ralph Lauren showcased classic safari rain hats, while Max Mara opted for a more modern approach, with brighter colors and cool patterns. Forget the traditional look and find a rain hat that helps you stand out.
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Showing up on the runway in different incarnations, from a more sporty vibe at Kate Spade to a more elegant feel at Koonhor, visors are also one of the most interesting hat trends of 2015. You can choose to keep it sporty and simple and pair a cute visor with a ponytail, or you can opt for a more dramatic and sculptural look this season.
Menswear Inspired Hats
If you’re going for a more edgy vibe, and the boater hat is still too simple for you, try a daring interpretation of menswear this season. Try the new take on the bowler hat seen at Margaret Howell or the fresh interpretation of top hats seen at Tibi.
Scarves and Turbans
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If none of the the big hat trends of 2015 speak to your style, take matters into your own hands and create a unique look with a kerchief, headscarf or turban. Derek Lam, Emanual Ungaro, Moschino and Missoni experimented with looks that range from Arabic turbans to bandana headscarves, so go bold this summer.