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Monde Shops 29 September 2021

Soak Up The Sun With A Springtime Hat

Your guide to embracing step three of the SunSmart ‘slap on a hat’ golden rule.

Deemed essential in many men’s wardrobes due to its ability to cover bed hair and bad haircuts, the hat has for a long-time served its purpose successfully. Now, to keep up with the current fashion trends, we're demanding a little more from the loveable accessory. Below, we have compiled a list of all our favourite options hitting the streets for all your smart sun protection needs.


Words By Kaylah Baker

Bucket Hat

Two of the most notable accessories seen on the finest and most stylish men in the fashion scene, have been the beanie and the bucket hat as of late.

But with things starting to warm up in the southern hemisphere, it is time for the beanie to step aside and the bucket hat to take over.

Designed for the likes of fisherman, the downward-sloped brimmed hat has seen itself turn from a practical choice to a stylish one.

Still serving its purpose of being conveniently scrunchable, the bucket hat is one of the most versatile, easy-to-pack spring getaway hats.

Seen in everything from print to bold colours, to camouflage and patchwork designs, the bucket hat is making waves in more ways than one.

Deemed a comeback from the 90s, the bucket hats major appeal is turning it from a trend to a staple.

Casablanca Queen of Cards Cotton Bucket Hat, $465, Farfetch

Fedora Hat

With Spring’s unpredictable transitioning between cold and warm weather, it can become a bit overwhelming to look at your wardrobe and realise you no longer have the summer must-have items you need.

And while many hats are making a comeback and due for a repurchase, the good old faithful fedora is still proving it is the most transeasonal hat around.

Soft brimmed with an indented crown, the pinched hat is a world-renowned peak fashion accessory.

Becoming favoured by Prince Edward in the 1920s, the fedora hat quickly gained popularity prior to the prince relinquishing the crown.

And while the latter has become the most notable move from the prince, the fashion world nods their head in thanks to the trend he started.

Adapted to include many shades, colours and patterns, the looks on offer are worth stocking up on due to the unlikelihood of us ever getting sick of the accessory.

Brixton THE ICONIC EXCLUSIVE Messer Fedora, $99.95, The Iconic

Graphic Cap

As the most iconic and recognisable hat to be worn by many young men, brands have been given the tough task of re-inventing new designs so they don’t fall into last season’s styles.

And it seems the revamping of the cap has been successful in the form of adding graphics.

While the graphic cap may not be sported by stalker Joe Goldberg in Netflix’s You anytime soon, we believe these caps belong in the limelight.

Through experimenting with patterns, textures and distressed looks with the addition of a graphic, the cap is quickly re-inventing itself from plain and boring to the ‘pick me’ choice.

And even though it may still not pass the test of being respectful enough to wear at the dinner table, we can assure you that with all the amazing subtle designs on offer, the graphic cap may just pass as acceptable indoors.

Soar Checkerboard The Lightweight Cap 2.0, $65, Farfetch

Brimmed Straw Hat

The latest hat to suddenly take the limelight this season is the brimmed straw hat.

The perfect lightweight choice for the hot days ahead, there is nothing this hat can do wrong.

Wrapped in ribbon, leather or thin rope, the narrow and wide brimmed straw hats are a great choice no matter the occasion.

Worn through the day or on warm spring nights, the stylish accessory is a must for any spring to summer outfit.

Now available in more colours than the traditional light brown, the brimmed straw hat is ready to change your perception of what a typical straw hat looks like.

Effortlessly cool and acceptable on men of all ages, the typical Old MacDonald farmer hat is proving sun smart truly is the fashionable way forward.

Vilebrequin Charming Straw Hat, £160.41, Mr Porter