The spring/ summer 2020 hat trends are here to protect us all from the sun, which will reveal itself to the Northern hemisphere soon. Each one of the spring 2020 hats will appeal to a different kind of fashionista, though the hats we saw the most were the “ugly turned fashionable” types like bucket hats, fisherman’s hats, and wide-visor hats, which will surely work for the ugly sneaker generation.
There was also a big showing of spring 2020 hat trends taken from vintage men’s headwear, like Panama hats, newsboys, and military-style hats, while cloches showed up as a vintage women’s hat design.
The summer 2020 headwear trends also included timeless, boho-chic options, including headscarves wrapped in a variety of ways, and straw hats for heavy-duty sun protection and a beachy look.
Before we really get into it, we have to give a special shout-out to Marc Jacobs for featuring almost every single one of the spring 2020 hat trends in a single show. Now, without further ado, all of the spring 2020 hat trends!
#1. Soft Bucket Hats
Buckets are the breakout hats for the spring/ summer 2020 hat trends, but not just any material will do, as soft fabrics easily ruled on the runways, turning what used to be “dad-wear” into something totally modern.
Naturally, the bucket hats at Anna Sui were adorable, made out of the same kinds of fabrics and materials that were used in the collection, which meant there were delicate options made of white eyelet fabric, brightly colored organza, floral tweed, and more.
Likewise, at Fendi, bucket hats were also made to match the collection, which meant that most of the hats were covered in a green jungle floral print. Crochet was another big trend on the runways this season, and it was reflected in colorful crocheted bucket hats at Kate Spade New York.
We saw more soft bucket hats at Giambattista Valli, Michael Kors, Peter Pilotto, and Marc Jacobs.
#2. Old-School Brimmed Hats
Panama, bowlers, and options in between – the spring/ summer 2020 hat trends are giving us a lot of options for vintage menswear hats as unisex headwear of the most fashionable sort.
Celine blurred the lines of hat convention with their brimmed headwear design, which had the same medium-length brim as a Panama hat but with the rounded top of a bowler.
At Chanel, there were both all-black and all-white bowler hats, though some were embellished with a bit of color from a lush fabric flower brooch. We saw some Panama hats at Emporio Armani, although they were made of straw.
For the ultra-colorful types, the true Panama hats presented at Dolce & Gabbana, which came in bright shades like pink and yellow, will surely appeal. There were plenty more vintage-inspired wide-brimmed hat designs at Marc Jacobs, which included both bowler and Panama hats, and Zadig & Voltaire.
#3. Straw Hats
Straw and natural materials had a big showing in all accessory categories, so it is only natural that straw hats were one of the big summer 2020 hat trends.
Straw hats at Dior came in dark blue or straw beige and were woven in both tighter and more opaque, as well as looser and more transparent techniques in either bucket hat or short-brimmed sun hat silhouettes.
There was a ton of glamour to the wide-brimmed straw sun hats at Etro, and the purposefully frayed brims somehow only added to that effect, acting like a fringe instead of looking unfinished.
Sun hats at Koché had a few similarities with both Etro and Dior. They came in white, dark blue, or straw beige like the latter, and had frayed edges like the former. However, the frame was even more intense, so while it looked purposeful it was more casual, which contrasted against the jewels attached to the top.
Finally, we adored the extra-colorful and very wide-brimmed straw hats at Marc Jacobs that perfectly married eccentricity with glamour. We saw more straw hats at Oscar de la Renta, Cynthia Rowley, and Anteprima.
A combination of ‘70s influence, boho-chic inclinations, and an overall increase in diverse casting altogether made headscarves stand out as not just spring 2020 hair accessories, but also as bona fide spring 2020 hat trends.
Missoni is known for ultra-soft scarves, which despite being made of wool, look as light as any fabric. This season, they were styled as headwraps following different wrapping techniques, some of which were bulkier, while others included a bit of fabric draped down the back.
At Celine, scarves were tied a little more tightly over the crown, while the rest of the hair was allowed to flow in waves below, which was clearly a styling choice inspired by the ‘70s. We saw plenty of more headscarves at Etro, Saint Laurent, and Roland Mouret.
#5. Fisherman’s Hat
Fisherman’s hats are doubly protective, covering the face and neck against both rain and sun, so if you live in a rainy place, this is one of the more utilitarian spring 2020 hat trends.
It’s not the first time Lanvin releases outrageously long fisherman’s hats (also known as Sou’westers), but for the warm seasons, they also release a few moderately sized options, all made of fabric in colors that matched the collection, and with little side buttons that make it easy to fold and clip up the brim.
Prada presented a high-fashion hat inspired by the fisherman’s hat silhouette, made of panels of soft leather in a draped design, with extra-long brims folded up. There were a few more fisherman’s hats on the Alberta Ferretti and Self-Portrait runways.
#6. Extra-Wide Visor
Like a bucket hat crossed with a ball cap, the extra-wide visored hats turned what we feel is a “mom on vacation” look into something much more fashionable. These summer 2020 hats will probably be a hit with the same crowd that has fallen in love with chunky white sneakers and boyfriend jeans!
There were a few different takes on wide visor hats at Prada, but the easy favorite for us was one with a rustic straw cap contrasted by an almost ridiculously glamorous gold-colored leather brim.
These caps with extra-wide visors were made of leather at Rokh, which made them instantly a little more elegant. In addition to bucket hats, we also saw hats with wide brims at the front at Fendi, which were often designed with similar prints, giving Fendi fans a few hat silhouettes to choose from.
#7. Actual Buckets
Sometimes fashion takes things literally, which is why there were a few realistic looking buckets in the spring 2020 headwear trends. These included a woven straw hat at Anteprima that was shaped like a tapered basket or bucket, while at Nina Ricci, yellow plastic was used for an even more literal bucket design.
#8. Cloche Hats
Those whose hearts belong to ‘20s and ‘30s vintage fashion are going to embrace the resurgence of cloches as part of the spring 2020 headwear trends. As cloche hats were presented this season, they are definitely fun and playful, with extra tall designs and lots of embellishments.
The cloche at Cividini was even a little ridiculous, we’d say, with an oversized design covered in layers and layers of fringe and ribbons. At Louis Vuitton, white was the color of choice for simple cloches with just a hint of a brim. Lastly, even Anteprima presented a few small straw cloches!
#9. Feather Garnishes
With so many feather embellishments on the spring/ summer runways, it made sense for designers to also pop a few feathers in their caps for the summer 2020 headwear trends.
At Prabal Gurung, tight caps in bright colors were embellished with skinny feathers that were attached all over the crown. Feathers were also attached all over Maison Margiela hats, but the overall effect was a little more voluminous and wilder.
Even at Moschino, we saw some feathered headwear in the form of a glamorously embellished black fascinator.
#10. Newsboys and Berets
Newsboy hats are back in a crossover where the 2000s meet the 1910s, to become another one of the men’s headwear-inspired summer 2020 hat trends. Newsboys are folksy and casual, but not quite as casual as regular ball caps, making them the perfect accessory for those whose wardrobe lives somewhere in between.
Most notable were the newsboy caps at Dior, which came in tan with a slightly more solid brim and the brand name printed across the front. Newsboy caps and berets at Roland Mouret managed to convey the working-class history of the hat since they were made of printed burlap, which made them look like repurposed sacks.
At Anteprima, models wore newsboy-style berets made of straw, with the cap part slightly bent to rest over the brim.
#11. Baseball Caps
The spring 2020 hats included a few baseball caps, but not as many as previous years, reinforcing that baseball caps are best when worn with more casual looks.
Everyone’s favorite street style brand, Off-White showcased a distressed pink ball cap printed with the label’s hand logo.
At Stella McCartney, there was a mixed medium take on baseball caps with crochet cap and faux leather visor. The brimmed caps at Salvatore Ferragamo also offered a twist, with a leather brim and a scarf-like cap that was tied off at the back.
#12. Army and Navy Caps
Sailor and military hats were a surprising addition to the summer 2020 hat trends, primarily because otherwise, there weren’t many army-themed fashion looks on the runways.
At Max Mara, some of the models wore military-style caps over their tight double braids. The caps were matched to jackets to look like real uniforms, with a clean, solid design and straps over the brim.
On the sailor hat front, we spotted a black cap with the surround brim folded upwards at Michael Kors, while things got theatrical at Maison Martin Margiela with berets and caps.
Photos via Vogue, Livingly