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8 hat styles that'll make any outfit effortlessly chic

These popular designs will elevate your wardrobe game

hat styles 2022
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: November 4, 2022
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When it comes to nailing a jaunty accessory moment, our predecessors had it absolutely right. There's no denying the magical, transformative power of a killer hat – and yet, IRL the number of hats that you see seems to be seriously dwindling. What on earth is that about?

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At least those who lived during the Regency period knew how to properly appreciate an excellent piece of headgear – and Bridgerton’s millinery game is a case in point. While bringing back the bonnet might beyond the powers of our influence, we'd like to highlight the fact that the addition of a classic hat type can be an easy way to give an ensemble a stylish boost.

In order to rectify this great travesty, Hello! Fashion picks out the hat styles that will elevate your outfit in an instant:

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Trapper hat

This hat style is the height of cosiness. Need we say any more?

cordova hat

Cordova Summit wool-blend faux shearling hat, £390, Net-A-Porter


Beanie hat 

As it turns out the skater bois had it right all along – beanies are hands down this season's must-have accessory. We can't get enough of Jacquemus' sumptuous cream version – the ideal piece for a chilly winter outing.  

jacquemus beanie

Jacquemus Le Bonnet brand-embroidered stretch-woven beanie, £145, Selfridges



Bien sûr! The soft, flat-crowned cap naturally deserves a mention – the beret is perfect for a layered dressing moment, pair yours with a floor-length trench and a ribbed knit for maximum impact.

the row hat

The Row Garion crepe beret, £330, Net-A-Porter


Bucket hat 

The bucket hat may have humble origins, but it is worth its weight in gold when it comes to masking that questionable day-three festival hair, and giving your outfit a nostalgic flair.


gucci bucket hat

Gucci Leather-trimmed denim-jacquard bucket hat, £385, Net-A-Porter


Baseball cap

No longer merely reserved for tourist dads, we're on a mission to reclaim the baseball cap and we want Kendall Jenner with her khaki Chris Stapleton merch hat (remember those sensational nude poolside snaps that nearly broke the internet in June) as our poster girl.


balenciaga hat

Embroidered cotton-twill baseball cap, £295, Balenciaga


Cowboy hat

Recently, we've been saying a hearty yee-haw to the cowboy hat mainly thanks to Beyoncé and her single-handed revival of the Cowgirlcore trend. If you're feeling particularly nostalgic – maybe even go all out and style your cowboy hat with a cheeky double denim moment à la Britney Spears?


Heidi Klein

Cape Elizabeth cowboy hat, £125, Heidi Klein


Baker boy hat

Similar in style to the flat cap, the baker boy hat is a great option for during the throes of autumn amid those tricky transitional dressing periods. Opt for Prada's soft nappa leather style if you're looking to invest.

prada hat

Nappa leather newsboy hat, £750, Prada


Floppy tie sunhat 

Granted, bringing back the bonnet might be beyond our remit but that doesn't mean that we can't express our undying love for the floppy tie sunhat. This seriously romantic style would make the perfect addition to your current holiday packing list. Did somebody say winter getaway? 

arket hat

Linen sunhat, £55, Arket


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