Hats Off! Five Toppers to Celebrate National Hat Day

Bundle up from top to toe with the best bonnets.

Photo: Getty Images

“Who doesn’t love a hat?” asks Olivia with a laugh. “I remember growing up and seeing my mother and aunt get all dressed up for nights out on the town and they looked fabulous. Their finishing touch? A well styled hat. ”It’s fitting to celebrate proper toppers today given it’s #NationalHatDay. And while team OP is braving the winter chill in the northeast, there are lots of styles to crown your mane with a natty accent. Below, a roundup of the latest styles to jazz up your lid.

Photographer: Steven Pan, Model: Lydia Hunt, Makeup: Andrea Tiller, Hair: David Cotteblanche, Creative Direction/Production: SFB Creative

Structured styles come in various forms, but one silhouette takes its cues from country life, the riding cap. Reinvented on the runways at Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Moncler, the tried and true favorite ditches the hard-shell in lieu of luxe textures like felt trimmed with pom poms and leather. Another modern spin on retro style is the wide-brim version from Central St. Martins graduate Harris Reed. Blurring the lines of traditional gender norms, Reed’s take on millinery blends polish with whimsy for winning results.

Photographer: Steven Pan, Model: Charlott Cordes, Makeup: Andrea Tiller, Hair: David Cotteblanche, Creative Direction/Production: SFB Creative

However, those looking to keep things slightly softer should opt for a beanie. The humble hat’s origins started as a piece to keep worker’s hair back sans brim and has subsequently been adopted by the style set for it’s loose, effortless effect. Designers including Jennifer Behr have upped the fashion quotient dusting her take with twinkling Swarovski crystals that shine subtly underneath a color-coordinated veil. But for the truly grand—and grandiose—look no further than Jonathan Anderson’s fanciful creation for Loewe. His straight from the runway feather wig sits elegantly atop its wearer with directional flourish. No doubt, the fashion flock will be chirping.

Related Articles