A hat might be the last item you think of for your essential wardrobe for the summer of 2017. When the summer is already here, you might have bought yourself some pieces of statement glasses and trendy clothes. But I am sure that some of you might skip or already forget about hat.
A hat in the summer is not really a fancy accessory; it is also what you wear to protect yourself from the sunrays and its ultraviolet elements. So if you are reading this article and still don’t have a hat ready to go, read on to learn more about the trendiest and most fashionable hat you can have at the moment. There are also some guides on how to wear the hat in the most stylish way as well.
Here is the list of the most stylish summer hats you should have in 2017:
1. The Baseball Cap
Something you should know about the hat: The baseball cap has been around in the market since the late 19th century. However, it only became more popular in the early 20th century and now has reached the status of “one of the most iconic hats of all time”.
Why is the hat ideal to wear in the summer? A baseball cap is ideal for the summer thank to its wide visor. In addition, most of the baseball caps on the market are made of breathable and well ventilated material such as cotton and polyester. You can easily adjust the size of a baseball cap for a better fit with a plastic snap or Velcro system.
What to consider when buying a baseball cap? Thanks to its popularity, there are thousands of baseball caps for you to choose from, take a look at some of the best baseball caps for men that you can find on the market.
When choosing a snapback to wear, besides thinking about styles and designs, you need to take into consideration your head’s shape as well. If you have a short or round face, you should not choose a baseball cap with a very wide front brim.
How should you wear it? Another reason that makes a baseball cap a perfect headwear for the summer is that it can be paired nicely with summer clothing. The most basic look is to incorporate a baseball cap with a T-shirt and a pair of baggy Jeans.
To make your style trendier and more modern, instead of wearing plain T-shirt, you can wear a shirt with pattern or slogan design. A pair of slim Jeans or jogger is a good alternative if you are not into baggy Jeans. And if you want to look even bolder and naughtier, try wearing a baseball cap with a pair of shorts. Finally, for the footwear, you should pick up a pair of trainers, whether it is black or white.
2. The Bucket Hat
This is a definitely different style from the baseball cap and if you are not a fan of baseball caps and probably prefer a much laid back and casual style, you can consider the bucket hat.
The bucket hat is known as the fisherman’s hat because of its origin. It was first introduced around the same time as the snapback, which might be a little bit surprised to many people as the bucket hat seems much old fashioned. The hat was made of wool or tweed and first worn by Irish farmers while they were working on the fields. With a wide brim all over, a bucket hat can provide you a lot of good shades for your face as well as your neck. In addition, with the material and the ventilation eyelets, it is surely one of the hats that can bring you a lot of breathability and good ventilation.
A bucket hat is most suitable for a man with a long and round face since the wide brim will shorten and balance the round edges very well.
This type of headwear makes its comeback in 2015 after it was incorporated in various collections from designers in their spring and summer shows. You can also get many inspirations from looking at those lookbooks. A trendy look you can try with a bucket hat is to pair it with a printed vest and a fitted T-shirt. It can go well with other pieces of summer clothing including shorts and short sleeved shirts.
You can look at some of the best options of bucket hats here. Color matching is the key important when you choose a bucket hat. If you want to play it safe, go for a dark or neutral solid hat. Otherwise, you can dress bolder and trendier by wearing a bucket hat with floral or print details. A good advice here is when you select a bucket hat; don’t buy it simply because it is trendy. You should think about its versatility as well as its ability to be paired with other pieces in your wardrobe.
3. The Fedora Hat
Something you should know about the hat: Fedora hat is definitely a very unique style which you should not miss if you want to create a trendy and stylish look for the upcoming summer.
This hat appeared as early as in the 1920’s era and it made it glorious scene on various movie sets. Unlike the bucket hat and the baseball cap, a fedora hat is more of formal style, especially when it is made from felt or wool material. A typical traditional fedora hat features high crown of around 4 to 5 inches, a crease from the top to the brim of the hat and a wide slightly curved brim.
Why should you wear a fedora hat in the summer? In case you want to wear a fedora hat in the summer, the most sensible choice would be a straw fedora hat. (However, you can still wear the classic felt fedora hat all year around). A straw fedora hat, if is woven carefully with high quality material, will provide you a lot of breathability. Not to mention that it is capable of protecting you from the harmful UVA and UVB sunrays. Most of the straw fedora hats are crushable and packable into a small bag. You will find it is really convenient when you can pack a hat when you go travelling.
What to consider when buying a fedora hat? You might be overwhelmed when looking at a wide choice of fedora hats on the market. Simply look at this fedora hat collection and you will understand why it is so hard to choose a fedora hat.
You can choose different fedora hats with different width of brim and different height of crown according to your face’s shape. Here are some examples that you can choose accordingly to your face’s shape.
- If you have a short face, you can choose a hat with a high and tapered crown, which can help to lengthen your face. Avoid choosing one with wide brim as it would make your face look rounder and shorter than usual.
- On the other hand, if you have a long face, you shouldn’t choose a hat with a high crown as it would lengthen your face more. A hat with a wide brim can help to balance out the long features of your face.
- If you have a square face, go for a fedora hat with wide brim and a round crown. A hat with curved brim can also create more naturally curvy look to your face and soften your edgy jaw line.
- Finally, for a round face, go for a fedora hat that suits a short face’s shape with a medium long and tapered crown. A snapped up brim can also help to have more angles to your round face.
How should you wear it? When you wear a fedora hat, try incorporating it with a shirt, collared or collarless. Then for the bottom part, you can wear a pair of trousers. If you want to create a smart look, wear a pair of the classic Chelsea boots. On the other hand, if you want to create a more casual look, you can wear a pair of loafers.
Colors are also a factor that you need to consider. When you wear a black fedora hat, it would look more formal. And if you want to be more casual instead, choose beige or natural color wear it with a T shirt and a pair of Jeans.
With a lot of trendy hats for the upcoming summer, it is now time to go shopping for your hat wardrobe. I hope with all of the information above, you would be able to find one style of hat that matches your current styles and personality. You should also try the style of hat that you have never worn before, as long as you feel really confident wearing the hat. The key thing here is, no matter what hat you are going to wear for the summer, always wear it with confidence. Otherwise, the hat will wear you.