Hot girl summer? We’re currently experiencing a hat girl summer. Warmer temperatures and a growing sense of freedom has been reflected in the rise of playful headgear. From buckets to truckers, baseball caps to crochet bonnets, the style set has gone wild for hats of every kind.
Competing for the title of hat queen? Rihanna, Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa, who have collectively championed almost every style possible since June. Rih has dressed down her vintage Chanel with New Era caps; pepped up her daring date night looks with fuzzy Emma Brewin hats, and kept it cool in crochet by Memorial Day. Hailey is a fan of Jacquemus’s sprightly styles, including its zesty tangerine Le Bob Picchu and black Le Bob Artichaut.
Dua Lipa is another fan of woven creations (hers are from Cowgrl Crochets), while her love affair with the cowboy hat has helped to fuel the #ranchcore trend. For her rodeo-ready “Love Again” music video, Dua wore two cowboy styles from milliner Gladys Tamez.
Read on for the full lowdown on the chicest hat styles to get hold of this summer.
A-list advocate: Rihanna
Rih makes a fluffy hat work in a heatwave.
A-list advocate: Bella Hadid
Crafters, this one’s for you. Colourful knitted hats are your ultimate beach buy.
A-list advocates: Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X
Howdy! Get your barn dance on in a cowboy hat.
Buckets of fun
A-list advocate: Hailey Bieber
A great bucket hat has been a summer 2021 essential for Bieber.
A normcore classic
A-list advocate: Timothée Chalamet
A baseball cap? Boring? Not on Timothée – nor its many other celebrity fans.