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Get Your Thinking Cap On

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

There’s no such thing as a non-hat person. With the diverse assortment of hats on the market, there’s truly a hat for everyone. Don’t believe us? Check out our ultimate hat guide to learn more about the wonderful world of HATS!

Mesh trucker cap.
The mesh trucker cap is a staple of hat fashion.

Why even wear a hat to begin with?

While it’s definitely not something that’s expected to be worn on the daily, hats can be an amazing addition to any outfit. People have been sporting different types of hats all throughout history and as true Brits, we intend to carry on this tradition.

British traditional man wearing bowler hat.
British man looking dapper in his bowler hat.

Although they were often used to show social status in the past, there’s a lot less classism with modern hats nowadays. For us, hats are just a fun way to change things up. We can’t quite explain it, but hats seem to magically bring an outfit together, leaving you looking more polished and fashion-forward.


Aside from scoring major style points, hats are incredibly practical! During the summer, wearing a sun hat can actually cool you down, keeping your head out of direct contact with the sun’s rays. They can also protect you from the harmful UV rays, so it’s a win-win! Come winter, a beanie or knitted cap can keep your head warm from the freezing bite of the cold. Hats can also be a quick and easy solution to a bad hair day (we’ve all been there).


What’s up with all the different types of hats?
Let’s break it down. The most common types of hats you’ll see on the streets nowadays are baseball caps, beanies, berets, floppy hats, bucket hats, and fedoras.

Baseball Caps

Girl wearing black baseball cap.

Not just for baseball players. These are the most casual, year-round hats, and can easily be thrown on to go with any dressed-down look. Variations on the baseball cap include the trucker cap (with mesh side and back panels) and snapbacks (with adjustable pieces in the back that snap together).



Beanies

Man wearing winter wooly beanie.

A winter staple, beanies are usually made out of a knit material and are a lot less structured. Slouchy beanies are longer (hence, the slouch in the back), and can pair well with slightly more smart casual styles. Rolled beanies don’t quite cover the ears, and have been making a big comeback in skate style and hypebeast streetwear lately.



Berets

Girl wearing beret. Fashion hat.

Berets are the iconic accessory for chic women everywhere. When it comes to styling a beret, think like the French and go for a less-is-more look to avoid looking kitschy. Once thought of as a distinctly European style, berets have also taken Asian fashion by storm in recent seasons.




Floppy Hats

Girl wearing floppy fashion hat.

Floppy hats are the quintessential summer hat. Although simple in design, they make you look anything but basic. Floppy hats are a great way to shade yourself from the summer heat, whether you’re sitting poolside, chilling on the beach, or taking a stroll through town.




Bucket Hats

Man wearing beige bucket hat.

Bucket hats have seen a huge rise in following recently, and they seem to be here to stay. They have an impressive ability to fit into a number of aesthetics, from hip-hop to outdoorsy. You can find bucket hats in, quite literally, any material, from classic nylon and cotton to textured corduroy and even furs.



Fedoras

Man wearing black fedora hat. Wide brim. Fashion.

The classic men’s hat: the fedora. Although they might feel very 50’s, fedoras can still be a great piece to add to your wardrobe today! Modern versions are seeing bigger brims and taller crowns. A fancier hat, fedoras are best worn with dressier looks.



Of course, there are so many more types of hats, but we just covered some of the most common ones on the streets right now. Find a style you fancy? Give it a try!