8 Designer Hats To Shield You From The Sun
This season has seen a flurry of straw hats and archival comebacks, but there’s only so many we can wear at once. From the resurgence of historic visors, to the new-and-improved raffia accessories, the blinding sun grants you the chance to be fashionably over-the-top with your summer headwear.
We’ve seen them all—and we've narrowed it down to the eight most modish hats that are definitely worth a mention.
Jacquemus Le Grand Chapeau Bomba
We bet you can't name a celebrity who hasn't given into the urge to try Jacquemus’ grand oversized beach hat, which is nothing short of a statement.
Inspired by "the Marseille woman", his Le Grand Chapeau Bomba has gone viral since the designer kicked off SS18 Paris Fashion Week with a parade of effortlessly sexy beach bombshell looks rich in tailoring, delicately draped onto every model. His La Bomba hat is no exception in expressing beach-lux.
Available at jacquemus.com
Prada Shell Bucket Hat
Prada’s AW18 Menswear collection surprised us when they revived their archival nylon goods, introducing a sporty gender-fluid aesthetic.
The bucket hat echoes the controversial black nylon backpacks created by Miuccia Prada in 1985, which hinted at rebellion and feminism. This stylish piece can casually accessorise your outfits all year round, while making a gentle nod to second-wave feminism.
Available at modaoperandi.com
Dior DiorClub1 Visor
Worn by every chic darling from style gurus to supermodels, the '90s visor is back. We spotted Dior visors—with holographic shields embellished with the signature ‘J’Adior’ label—all over celebrities at exclusive events and music festivals.
This sharp, sporty and snazzy visor guarantees comfort and style, fashioning you to have the most insta-worthy street style.
Available at dior.com
Burberry Vintage Check Cotton Cap
The iconic '80s Burberry check sojourns in style, making this hat is a must-have in any fashionista's summer wardrobe. It's easy to style and perfect for finishing off any look, whether it's with classic denim jeans or a clean, white summer frock.
Available at net-a-porter.com
Missoni Striped Straw SunHat
With Missoni’s natural flair for non-conformist fashion (and plenty of colour), the oversized silhouette is more than just practical to shield yourself from summer rays, its vibrant stripes and straw texture will make you the most noticeable beach babe on any archipelago, crowning you best dressed this season.
Available at modaoperandi.com
Chanel PVC And Grosgrain Hat
We’ve seen Chanel’s revered SS18 collection in Paris, as models moved against an ethereal backdrop of waterfalls and rainbows wearing the trend of the season; PVC, in a range of accessories including thigh-high boots, lavish bags and of course, summer boater hats, Chanel amended the classic boaters with their sophisticated elegance and virtuous style.
Available at chanel.com
Fendi FF Logo Umbrella Hat
Before you write off the idea, Fendi's monogrammed umbrella hat might just be the most feasible solution of all, at the FW18 show, it irrevocably changed minds and turned heads with their resolute monogram umbrella hats that the models wore unquestionably. Full of wit and humour, add this decorative element to any look and you'll be prepared to brave any weather while making the style statement.
Available at farfetch.com
Eugenia Kim Custom Straw Sunhat
Eugenia Kim, dubbed the "queen of millinery", is favoured by the likes of Queen Bey herself thanks to her beautiful hat shapes and clever phrases stitched on the brim.
Every debut made by Kim is incisive and clever; this of course, includes her recently- aunched customisation program that allow shoppers to personalise their sun hats with words or phrases to make them their own, a dream for every hat-lover.
Available at eugeniakim.com