Style rule 2023: Maximalism is currently a must in fashion! Both for summer looks and now for autumn and winter styles. And this also applies to accessories. This hat season we wear wide brims, bold colors and unusual fabrics on the head. We’ve already discovered the coolest, most beautiful and strangest hat trends for autumn and winter 23/24 on the catwalks and in street style posts on social media.
Hat trends are getting bigger, more colorful and chic
When it comes to winter style, we have a lot more freedom and leeway than in the summer months. Clothes can be worn in several layers: skirts over pants, tights over tights – and many accessories can be combined as desired. So why always wear the same hat to keep your ears warm when we have so many more options to decorate your head with an extra eye-catcher?
This season the catwalks were full of inspiration in trendy accessories and, above all, funky hat looks. This can already be revealed: the main hat and cap trends this winter are creative, colorful and unusual. In doing so, they meet the currently prevailing hype of maximalism, which designers and stylists can’t seem to let go of and which has already dictated the season’s boot trends. Street style, on the other hand, has been more about attention to detail, but this year, more than ever, we’ve seen hats being used as fun additions to an already eye-catching style. We celebrate the opportunity to give our look an extra touch of extravagance and add an additional accessory.
In the clip: Who wears which hat?
The most important hat and cap trends for 2023/24
Cute Bucket Hats
“Bucket hats” or bucket hats have been an absolutely essential accessory for two summers. Now they’re also dominating the winter months in the cutest possible versions made from faux fur. Hollywood celebrities show us how they are used and styled. Rihanna, for example, wears them on several occasions, including on a date with her partner A$AP Rocky. But Emily Ratajkowski, Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid also love the fuzzy bucket style. They all have a special affection for the plush creations of Kent milliner Emma Brewin. She herself says about her designs: “For me they are much more than just an accessory. For my clients they are like an emotional support animal.” We feel! Soft, warm, furry buckets are comfortable outerwear at its most glamorous.
Fashionable high society agrees with her. The comfortable and stylish hats were not only showcased on celebrities but also on the catwalks. Jacquemus’ design of a fuchsia fuchsia hat quickly became a must-have for Barbiecore fans.
Dramatically Chic Barrettes
The old money look and rich girl trend have brought hair ties back into the style spotlight. Next, just in time for hat season, they’re bringing back the classic skullcap. Barrets have been missing from trend reports for a suspiciously long time. Given the cyclical nature of fashion, it’s only logical that they’ll be back on our radar this winter.
Formal looks with a lot 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 different colors, textures and designs. Chic details, such as a net veil or models in unusual fashionable colors, are entirely in keeping with the spirit of general maximalism.
In street style photos on Instagram and TikTok, we’ve seen barrettes in bright hues, eye-catching prints, and whimsical crochet textures. A big scene favorite: the Gucci cap made from felted wool, which can be wonderfully styled with Parisian chic outfits with flowing Marlene pants and soft cashmere sweaters.
Good to know: These classic hats are still popular in fall and winter 23/24
Old Money Look Baseball Caps
Classic vintage-style baseball caps are the accessory of the Quiet Luxury trend. The best from Loro Piana, Jil Sander, Celine, Brunello Cucinelli or Hermés, for those who want to recreate the classic autumnal look of Nepo babies. Regardless of the wind and weather, they have been every Succession fashion fan’s go-to hat all year long. Consequently, they will continue to crown the heads of A-listers come winter and will continue to be worn by us copycats.
Baseball caps make any outfit look completely effortless. This winter we’ll style them with knit sweaters and chic dresses, as well as suede shirts.
Journalists and pages as style models
In addition to the currently recurring barrettes, there is another formal trend from recent seasons. Page Boy hats, also known as newsboy hats, give particularly feminine looks a casual contrast and add an eye-catching accessory to basic combinations like jeans and sweater. On the fashion week runways, uniform-inspired looks from Dior and The Frankie Shop continued to be paired with pageboy hats this year.
If you want to invest in the absolute classic, buy the Brixton original. This winter and perhaps next, hats will be seen everywhere.
Cowboy looks and head-to-toe cowgirl styles
Cowboy boots exploded like a fashion bomb in the fall of 2022 – 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 bravest styles. But now it seems her time has come. After a year of fashion maximalism, we’re ready for wide brims and extra bold designs in unexpected colors and fabrics like tweed or fluffy felt. Yes, ha!