Style rule 2023: maximalism is currently a must-have in fashion! Both for summer outfits and now for fall and winter styles. And it also applies to accessories. This hat season we wear wide brims, bright colors and unusual fabrics on the head. We have already discovered the coolest, most beautiful and strangest hat trends for autumn and winter 23/24 on the catwalks and in street style publications on social networks.
Hat trends are becoming bigger, more colorful and chic.
When it comes to winter styling, we have much more freedom and room for maneuver than in the summer months. Clothes can be worn in several layers: skirts over pants, socks over tights, and many accessories can be combined as desired. So why always wear the same hat to keep our ears warm when we have so many more options to decorate our head with something more eye-catching?
This season the catwalks were full of inspiration for fashion accessories and, above all, great looks with hats. This can already be revealed: the main trends in hats and caps for this winter are creative, colorful and unusual. In doing so, they live up to the currently prevailing maximalist hype that designers and stylists can’t seem to let go of and that has already dictated the season’s boot trends. Street style, on the other hand, has focused more on attention to detail, but this year more than ever we’ve seen hats used as fun additions to an already eye-catching style. We celebrate the opportunity to give our outfit an extra touch of extravagance and add an additional accessory.
In the clip: Who is wearing what hat?
The biggest trends in hats and caps for 2023/24
Fluffy bucket hats
Bucket hats or fisherman hats have been an absolutely essential accessory for two summers. Now they are also taking over the winter months in fluffier faux fur versions. Hollywood celebrities show us how they are worn and styled. Rihanna, for example, wears them on various occasions, including her date with her partner A$AP Rocky. But Emily Ratajkowski, Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid also love the furry bucket style. They all have a particular fondness for the luxurious creations of Kent milliner Emma Brewin. She herself says about her designs: “For me they are much more than a simple accessory. For my clients they are something like an emotional support animal.” We feel! Soft, warm, fuzzy cubes are cozy pieces at their most glamorous.
The high society of fashion agrees with him. These comfortable and stylish hats were not only worn by celebrities, but also on the catwalks. Jacquemus’ design of a furry hat in fuchsia soon became a fashion piece for Barbiecore fans.
Dramatically Elegant Barrettes
The old money style and rich girl trend has brought hair bows back into the style spotlight. Next, just in time for hat season, they’re bringing back the classic barrette. Barrets have not appeared in trend reports for a long time. Given the cyclical nature of fashion, it’s only fitting that they’re back on our radar this winter.
Preppy looks with lots of sophistication and drama will influence the hats and hair accessories of the year. But the undisputed star of the trend movement are berets in various colors, textures and designs. Elegant details, such as the net veil or models in unusual trendy colors, are completely in the spirit of general maximalism.
In street style shots on Instagram and TikTok, we saw barrettes in bright hues, bold prints, and whimsical crochet textures. A big favorite of the scene: the Gucci barrette made of wool felt, which can be wonderfully combined with elegant Parisian ensembles with flowy Marlene pants and soft cashmere sweaters.
Good to know: These classic hats are still popular in autumn and winter 23/24
Baseball caps with old money style
Classic vintage-style baseball caps are the accessory of the Quiet Luxury trend. The best of Loro Piana, Jil Sander, Celine, Brunello Cucinelli or Hermés, for anyone who wants to recreate the classic autumn look of Nepo babies. Regardless of wind and weather, they have been every Succession fashion fan’s “it” hat all year round. Consequently, they will continue to crown the heads of celebrities in winter and will continue to be worn by us, the imitators.
Baseball caps make any outfit look completely effortless. This winter we will combine them with knitted sweaters and elegant dresses, as well as with suede shirts.
Newspaper and page sellers as styling models
In addition to the recurring barrettes, there is another preppy trend from recent seasons. Page hats, also known as newsboy hats, provide a casual contrast to particularly feminine outfits and add a striking accessory to basic combinations like jeans and a sweater. On the fashion week runways, uniform-inspired looks from Dior and The Frankie Shop continued to be paired with page hats this year.
If you want to invest in an absolute classic, get the Brixton original. This winter and maybe even next, hats will be seen everywhere.
Cowboy looks and cowgirl styles from head to toe.
Cowboy boots triumphed in autumn 2022 as a fashion bomb, or even at the end of summer, and with them cowboy hats were also announced as a trend accessory. However, the eccentric hats had some teething problems last winter and were only worn by the most daring style heads. But now it seems that his time has come. After a year of maximalism in fashion, we’re ready for wide wings and extra bold designs in unexpected colors and textiles like tweed or fluffy felt. Yes, Ja!