From boaters to caps: the best women’s hats for spring

What would the spring season be without a hat to fully stand for its energizing qualities and its modernistic trends? If we’re sure of one thing this season, is that hats, represented by a full spectrum of appealing styles, are going to be huge for spring. The runways gave us a glimpse of what was to come and now, as the weather finally got warmer, the streets turned into a real display of headwear inspiration.

From classy to casual and from sporty to dainty make sure to find the style that suits you best. The spring 2013 fashion trends had their fair share of influence over the designs that you are going to sport ever so effortlessly for the upcoming months. Bold, subtle, ultra-feminine or playful, learn what hats are exactly trending and what styles to adopt this spring and summer. Read more, after the break.

Fashionable hats for summer and spring

The bohemian straw hat

Delicate and feminine, materializing the spirit of a warm, sunny summer day, the bohemian straw hat is a long-time staple that keeps on being reinvented with each season that goes by. For a whimsical approach, don’t be afraid to opt for straw hats adorned by bold flowers or make your own signature flower accessories and add them as a one-of-a-kind accent. Wear them with flowy dresses, sheer fabrics and subtle lace.


Bohemian straw hat on the runway at Blugirl S/S ’13


Shop the style: Charlotte Russe – Pretty Blossom Floppy Hat; Windsor – Natural Bow Floppy Hat

The peaked cap

Bringing back a taste of the 60s, peaked caps infused spring 2013 with an edgy, tough and cool attitude. If you plan on giving this style a go this season you have plenty of designs to choose from. Classic renditions, alongside lace and leather renderings are all available for spring. Style them with distressed denim shorts, lightweight button-downs, leather skirts, jackets and basic t-shirts.


Peaked leather caps on the runway at DSquared2 S/S ’13


Shop the style: Maison Michel – Aby lace cap; Eugenia Hat – Elyse woven silk hat

The baseball cap

The baseball cap evolved a great deal for spring 2013. Not as much within its design, which still maintains its signature sporty-chic appeal, but more in terms of styling. This season, the baseball cap is envisioned to accessorize everything in between sleek suits, flirty dresses or complementary athletic looks. Pick from minimalist black or white renditions, or go for bold florals, stripes and loud colors instead.


Baseball caps on the runway at DKNY S/S ’13


Shop the style: Acne Studios – Ponyhair Baseball Cap; Kenzo – Embroidered logo cap; Ale et Ange – Tropical Flower Zilla leather-trimmed printed cotton-canvas cap

The beach visor

Natural textured or featuring a futuristic vinyl design, the beach visors for spring 2013 are as charming as they are nonchalant. Able to perfect your summer-ready wardrobe with their minimalist features, the visors come in neutral colors, as well as in bold pinks highlighted by metallic accents. Wear them with utilitarian or body-con dresses, oversized shirts and slick bomber jackets.


Beach visors on the runway at Rag & Bone S/S ’13 and Alexander Wang S/S ’13


Shop the style: Rag & Bone – Braided Beach Visor; BCBG Max Azria – Woven Visor; Lanvin – Clear visor

The wide-brimmed hat

Exuding sophistication and mystery, a classic black wide-brimmed hat should never miss from a woman’s wardrobe. Able to infuse an outfit with femininity and poise, such hats are better left for those special nights that call for a little extra something as an accessory. Wear them with skinny pants, floor sweeping skirts, glittery capes and tailored short jackets for maximum impact.


Wide-brimmed hats on the runway at Saint Laurent S/S ’13


Shop the style: Saint Laurent – Wide-brimmed rabbit and cotton-blend felt fedora; Saint Laurent – Fur felt fedora

The bowler hat

On the runway the bowler hat gained slightly exaggerated proportions, which made the style appear playful, girly and somewhat nostalgic. For the everyday outfits you can still make the most out of the bowler by choosing a classic black rendition, or an ultra-delicate straw interpretation, carrying subtle flower accents. According to your choice, wear them with summer dresses, or classic garments.


The bowler hat on the runway at Alexandre Herchcovitch S/S ’13


Shop the style: Topshop – Straw Garland Bowler Hat; Anthony Peto – Bowler Hat

The boater hat

No stranger to the runways, as the past couple of seasons highlighted this hat as a go-to style when it came to head accessories, the boater hat managed to maintain its timeless appeal for spring 2013. Worn as a whimsical accessory, or as a plain sophisticated one, the boater can be easily complemented by monochromatic garments, vintage inspired designs and masculine tailoring.


Boater hat on the runway at Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S ’13 and Saint Laurent S/S ’13


Shop the style: Asos – Felt Boater; Superduper – Lady Boater Wowen Coburg Straw Hat

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.