From remixed classics to tried-and-true styles, Rebecca Tay presents five hats ready for summer.
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If you’re one of those people for whom a hat is a year-round essential, you’re in luck, as there’s more choice than ever before when it comes to stylish headwear.
If you’re not, well, the sheer variety of pieces, colours, and materials of hats may just have you convinced this season. From remixed classics to tried-and-true styles, Rebecca Tay presents five hats ready for summer.
We love a classic — but we admit that we love a slightly subversive classic even more. Enter this ‘Sun of a Beach’ black raffia hat by Palm Angels. With its standard shape and details — wide brim, fringed edges — combined with edgy finishing touches (think detachable pins and in-your-face saying), it’s definitely a style that will start conversations wherever you choose to sport it.
With the summer we’ve been having here in Vancouver, it feels fitting to call this the wet coast, not the west coast. And while it’s been a wee bit depressing, it does give us reason to invest in pieces such as this ‘Beru’ hat by Rus. Main in Spain from recycled polyester, it’s waterproof, lightweight, and ultra practical, with a visor on top and long straps to keep it strapped under your chin — ideal if it’s super windy out there, too.
One of a Few, oneofafew.com | $218
Whether you’re a fan of the 70s, 80s or 90s — or born in one of these decades — chances are, you’ll remember wearing hats like this crochet bucket hat with a rolled brim in your earlier years. Made in Italy by Swedish stalwart brand Acne Studios, it’s crafted from a cotton-wool blend that’s ideal for a range of summer climes and is the perfect mix of nostalgic and cool to make it feel very contemporary.
A standard baseball cap with a fashion twist? Yes, please. This ‘Charlie’ version by APC is made from 100 per cent cotton in a colour called ‘marine’, with six panels, an embroidered logo, classic curved brim and an adjustable back tab. The best part: it works well with both sporty looks and dressier outfits, adding a fashion-forward vibe to the latter.
Designers and sports brands seem to be collaborating on everything and anything these days, but we’re not complaining. One of the latest partnerships to land on our radar is Puma x Ami, which launched this spring with a streetwear-meets-sportswear collection. Our pick: this bucket hat, which features a hybrid logo embroidered on the front, and whose bright reddish-orange hue gives off loud and friendly vibes, while its extra-long brim lends major attitude.
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