One of the many things that excites us most about cold-wear dressing is the accessories: scarves, gloves and, of course, hats. And while there’s still space in our style line-up for beanies (the bigger the pom-pom, the better), the recent resurgence of berets and baker boy caps means we have more choice than ever before. Need some inspiration? From the statement to the subdued, here are five hats you’ll be wearing all season…
1. Wild Thoughts
Berets = the newest way to wear animal print. Referencing rock ‘n’ roll glamour and making it feel modern, this luxe leopard design is the one to wear from day to dark. Nod to its roots with faux fur jackets and band tees, or rewrite the style rules with Breton stripes and oversized knits.
2. All Yellow
The street style set’s accessory of choice? The baker boy hat. One favoured by sixties’ icons, this closest classic has since regained its fashion momentum, and is now emerging in stand-out shades, from mustard to scarlet. Surprisingly easy to wear, this statement-maker can dress up off-duty looks in instant – we’ll be wearing ours with everything from knitwear to blouses and denim.
3. Classic Moves
For something a little more muted but no less stylish, an all-black baker boy cap is the outfit add-on that’s certainly worth investing in. Seen on the runways and on our Instagram feeds, the ever-present accessory is here to stay, thanks to its versatility and effortlessly cool aesthetic. Team with an aviator jacket for perennial chic, or wear with blazers, slogan knits and stripes – anything goes.
4. Back to Paris
If you want to keep things classically cool, et voilà – the black wool beret is the ‘it’ accessory that your wardrobe is calling out for. Perfect for elevating your winter coat or styling with suits, slip dresses or denim, this French-girl favourite is infinitely versatile, and offers an easy route for those making their first foray into the trend.
5. Go Boldly
This season, the beret has infiltrated the fashion scene in several guises and, in turn, has brought bold colour palettes back into focus. Available in both mustard yellow and statement red, this pure wool wonder promises not to blend into the background, whether worn with clashing colours or adding stand-out status to pared-back looks.