4 Instagram-approved hat trends to try this winter

18th Jan 18 | Beauty

According to our favourite online style stars these are the season's hottest hats.


A cosy hat is essential in winter for keeping the cold at bay, but that doesn’t mean this should be a purely practical purchase – not when the shops are full of such cool options, and the internet is awash with styling inspiration.

Inspired by our favourite Instagrammers, here are four ways to rock a hat this season…

1. Baker boy hats

The accessory of choice for big-name bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, aka The Blonde Salad, the Baker Boy hat looks equally chic teamed with a big fluffy teddy bear jacket or a long wool coat.

For extra style points, look out for edgy details like vinyl trims, gold buckles and chain trims.

model wearing River Island Black Chain Trim Baker Boy Hat, Grey Animal Print Tie Back Wide Sleeve Jumper and Black Diamante Clip On Tassel Drop Earring
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River Island Black Chain Trim Baker Boy Hat, £18

Topshop Baker Boy Hat

Topshop Baker Boy Hat, £15

M&Co Baker Boy Hat`

M&Co Baker Boy Hat, currently reduced to £8 from £14

2. Berets

Champagne and my favorite restaurant. This every Friday, please.

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Berets had fallen out of favour in recent years, but now the French favourite is back – and you don’t have to team it with a Breton top and Chanel 2.55 bag (unless you want to).

Your beret should be made of wool in the traditional style, but any colour goes, from pastels to black and everything in-between.

model wearing M&Co Wool Beret Collarless Leopard Print Coat and Black Button Trip Rollneck Jumper

M&Co Wool Beret, currently reduced to £4 from £10; Collarless Leopard Print Coat, currently reduced to £42 from £75, and Black Button Trip Roll Neck Jumper, £18

Accessorize Teal Wool Beret

Accessorize Teal Wool Beret, £12

3. Bright beanies

Perk up a palette of wintery greys or browns with a beanie hat – the brighter the better. The coolest way to wear the beanie now? Swap your thick pom-pom-topped hat for a fine knit (preferably cashmere) version.

Orwell + Austen Neon Pink and Red Cashmere Beanie
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Orwell + Austen Neon Pink and Red Cashmere Beanie, £35

Somerville Rainbow Stripe Cashmere Beanie

Somerville Rainbow Stripe Cashmere Beanie, currently reduced to £34.30 from £49

4. Baseball caps

OK, technically they’re called baseball caps, but these peaked hats aren’t designed for the playing field. In unexpected fabrics, with luxe details like playful pom-poms, these cute caps will help you score a style home run.

Nasty Gal Come to a Head Corduroy Baseball Cap
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Nasty Gal Come to a Head Corduroy Baseball Cap, £8

CC Exclusives Metallic Black Pom Pom Baseball Cap
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C.C. Exclusives Metallic Black Pompom Baseball Cap, currently reduced to £6 from £12.99, TK Maxx

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