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The refreshing newness of spring 2019 will be upon us very soon, and style and sun protection come together in a favorite accessory of many: the hat. The spring/ summer 2019 hat trends are about more than just sun protection and general coverage. This is the season for the resurgence of the favorite trends. Veils and statement-making hats from previous seasons are reimagined and shown for those dreaming of their future fashions.
The spring/ summer 2019 hats are made of lighter materials and a more lively array of colors, prints, and patterns. Fortunately, some of the most well-liked hat trends from fall are standing strong on the upcoming spring 2019 headwear trends lists.
Like the ‘90s-reminiscent bucket hats and wide brim fedoras on the list, each of the fashions can be worn in more than one way and happen to be the epitome of an easy-to-style functional yet fashionable accessory. Dolce & Gabbana really stepped out in the spotlight as usual to showcase an option that fit with the styles that match up with the spring 2019 hats on the trend list.
#1. Veiled Hats
Veils have steadily been gaining ground under the limelight for the last few fashionable seasons. The spring/ summer 2019 hat trends will allow those who wish to celebrate the renewal of spring with a nod of drama in several different styles. Pillboxes and even fascinators made an appearance with the true unifier of these incredible chapeaus providing the wink of drama that only a veil can create.
On nearly any hat a veil adds a bit of alluring eye appeal but for a long time it was considered to be “just a bit much.” Fortunately, at present the show-stopping artistry usually reserved for the most elaborate of funeral scenes is now an everyday accessory and in an appreciable bevy of colors.
The veils on the Rodarte runway were lightly romantic in softer pastels paired with flowers that were seen cascading down on the models. Simone Rocha took us on a buzzing turn with a string of wide-brimmed hats with a veil overlay in several colors, the most notable of which was a contrasting play on a black and white trim.
Erdem, Celine, and Marc Jacobs all gave several nods to the veil on a different style of hat, each one as interesting as they were different from the last. Another crowd favorite was the diamond veil bearing boater hat presented by Marc Jacobs.
The most unexpected of the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends is the beekeeper style, which actually is the more dramatic version of the previous hat trend, meant for all those that want to wow at elegant soirées.
Simone Rocha took the beekeeper style hat and ran rampant with stunning colors and designs created within the lace. The above-mentioned was only one of the favorites of the beekeeper hats showcased on the Simone Rocha runway. Other printed and more vibrantly colored options were shown on the same runway, but the beekeeper style hat also showed up on the Erdem runway as well.
#3. Dad Hats and Visors
Much like dad sneakers are the hottest spring 2019 shoe trend, we also see the comeback of dad caps for the fans of sporty, athleisure style. The dad hat has been renewed wth interesting ideas and materials for the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends.
Chanel has a straw version that took everyone by surprise. Jeremy Scott also showed a colorful yet reworked attempt at the dad hat. Emporio Armani showed a branded and beaded version of the dad cap as well for anyone looking for brightly colored, on-trend comfort in their hat choices for the upcoming season.
#4. Bucket Hats
Sonia Rykiel, Etro and even Dolce & Gabbana gave us all new takes on the bucket hat, a style which has made a clear resurgence since nearly disappearing altogether post ‘90s era fashion. Now, the style is exactly what we want again, this time infused with new colors, and patterns without affecting the key characteristics we all loved from two decades ago.
One of the top runway picks for the bucket hats for spring 2019 was Dolce & Gabbana’s well embellished look, and another one comes from Sportmax. The Sportmax spring 2019 collection showed off protection from the elements designed to be bright, visible and hard to lose, with a strap that will allow for confident wear.
#5. Knit Hats
Although you’ll hardly wear knit hats in summer, the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends still feature a couple of cute knit hat styles for the chilly transitional spring days when you want to look on trend and cozy at the same time.
Etro’s energetically patterned knit berets have firmly earned a place on the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends list – they have the perfect amount of material to be worn exactly the way you want your beret to sit, with a look that isn’t too dark or heavy for spring and summer wear. Michael Kors showed several different crocheted hats that ranged in shape and style from multicolored bucket hats to surprising embellished vintage style caps.
#6. Boater Hats
Of the boater hats that showed on the various runways, a favorite that hit on multiple spring/ summer 2019 hat trends checklists was the silvery white veiled boater hat shown by Marc Jacobs. Metallic boaters with different veils showed off multiple angles of these incredibly trendy hats.
Saint Laurent showed off boater hats in a way they are not often worn. Typical wear shows the hat sitting directly on top of the head, though Saint Laurent showed them with the hat tiled back, keeping it from obstructing the model’s face in any way.
#7. Wide Brim Hats
Wide brim hats seem to make the upcoming trend list for hats and accessories for nearly every season. This shouldn’t be surprising, as they are flattering, easy to wear and style and comfortable.
On the Saint Laurent runway, these spring 2019 hats adorned the models in vibrant shades paired with additional headbands. Bright red was the most eye-catching while Valentino’s wide brim hats went from extremely oversized to light and yet still capable of providing a good amount of portable shade.
Maison Margiela actually offers several wide brim options to choose from as well but the real feather in the cap of the wide brim hat option goes to Dolce & Gabbana who showed several chic choices on the runway.
#8. Floppy Hats
While floppy hats seem to have a lot in common with wide brim hats, the difference is the flexibility of the brim. A good floppy hat is manipulatable for the right amount visibility when needed – perfect for that ideal photo.
Giorgio Armani showed a pastel wide brim floppy hat that caught a lot of attention for this reason. Etro’s runway was full of interesting spring/ summer 2019 hats, and their patterned wide brim floppy also caught quite a few eyes. Michael Kors also unabashedly showed patterned floppy hats for the season.
#9. Pincushion Hats
As a style of hat that has not been seen in a popular light for numerous decades, the imaginative recreations of the pincushion hat by Jeremy Scott for Moschino are nothing short of a dream come to life. The sketchy and cartoon styles that adorned these spring/ summer 2019 hats were captivating, new and fresh as expected from a trendsetting summer accessory.
The center of the hat was raised just enough for a broad ribbon to be wrapped around it in a complementary style. One covered in artistic strawberries was a light and refreshing entry into spring patterns.
#10. Statement Summer Hats
Some summer 2019 hats are designed to be more than just a protective garment, but a piece that pulls the eye and makes an ensemble. These are the statement hats, and while they certainly fit under the moniker of another type of spring 2019 hat trend, it almost seems to diminish the grandness of each spectacularly designed headpiece individually.
Moschino made the spring/ summer 2019 hat trend list again with two incredible statement hat creations. One is a hat designed to look like a large pincushion with oversized pins sticking out. The other statement Moschino hat Scott created was a jauntily placed golden hat designed to look like a thimble on slicked back hair, which glinted and made a statement all its own.
Valentino presented oversized hats for summer 2019 that looked to be made from the love child of hay, straw and feathers. Even Louis Vuitton showed off statement pieces for the upcoming season with a very interesting shape that many will be considering.
Not all statement hats are oversized though – Dolce & Gabbana sent a top hat down the runway along with one of the most vibrant wide brimmed designs seen on any of the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends.
#11. Straw Hats
Straw hats are as such a staple of spring and summer fashion as florals are. Though it was interesting to see where the designers have pulled their inspiration from for the upcoming year, several of the straw and straw-like spring 2019 hats that caught our attention have been around and loved for a while.
Valentino and Chanel showed off two very different iterations of the classic and the exaggerated straw hats with Chanel also incorporating a new style into the fold. There was even a straw deer-hunter!
A good portion of the hats including the pincushion hats and boater hats, appeared to be straw hats making them a perfectly light accessory for wear during the warmer and brighter weather months. Dolce & Gabbana took the straw hat to the next level but made sure they were incorporated into the fold as well.
#12. Pillbox Hats
The pillbox hat has been around for a while, and Moschino’s sparkling set of pillbox hats were a great addition to the upcoming spring/ summer 2019 hat trends. The “sparkle” of the design was not overpowering, just enough to perfectly top an outfit and set off a look. These were of a modified style than the normal pillbox, held on with a thin headband and tilted just so on the crown of the head.
#13. Helmets and Swim Caps
Maison Margiela showed several pieces of headgear that can most easily be likened to leather helmets, something a fashion-forward individual channeling Amelia Earhart would don. In patent leather and other options, this was a style of hat that made an impact on the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends list.
A layered leather swim cap in black and white was also seen on the Mary Katrantzou runway. Each alternating layer featured a scalloped edge that created the striking pattern that followed along the strap. The Mary Katrantzou runway also featured a textured, see-through bonnet style cap as well.
#14. Headscarves and Turbans
The easiest and most effortless style of the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends? Wrapping your head with a scarf complementing your look and adding drama at the same time! These are just another way to provide a fashion-forward individual with depth and color to reinvigorate their spring wardrobe.
J.W. Anderson debuted a gold jewelry-embellished black leather scarf on the runway. Max Mara showed calligraphy embellished and brightly colored scarves tied differently allowing for a lot of variation in who could wear the scarves.
Missoni showed interestingly turban tied headscarves with a range of looser waffle knits in a set of patterns that are only exceeded by the vibrancy of Etro’s brightly patterned scarves. Not to be outdone, Versace, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs also showed off scarves that could be worn in a multitude of ways.
Romantic French berets still hold firm among the spring/ summer 2019 hat trends, and we are so happy about that! Nothing can help you achieve that covetable French style more easily than a simple beret, so make sure to get one if you still don’t have it in your accessory drawer.
Berets looked ultra-romantic and slightly oversized at John Galliano, kind of military-influenced and sober at Dior, and ultra-colorful and cheerful at Etro. In any case, berets are it-hats that will still rock on the social media and in the streets come spring!
Photos via Vogue, Livingly