2013 Summer Hat Trends

When it comes to summer, hats are a necessity. Whether you’re wearing a hat for fashion purposes, sun protection or both – a hat is a great accessory! Here we’ll take a look at summer hat trends worn by fashionistas and celebrities alike.

SUMMER HAT TRENDS FOR WOMEN

Turbans

Kourtney Kardashian royal blue turban

Kourtney Kardashian donning a royal blue turban while out and about as well as on the water.

Turbans are great for multiple reasons. Whether you simply just don’t want to do your hair, you’re busy with the kids and want it out of reach, or when you’re on a boat and don’t want your hair blowing in your face. You can wear a neutral color or add a pop of color, either way function can meet fashion.

Floppy and Striped

Floppy wide brim hats are stylish to the extreme. Featuring a wide brim, they leave a sense of mystery hiding underneath the hat. You can adjust the brim to easily see out or hide your wandering eyes. The wide brim will also give you extra sun protection and the stripes are right on-trend!

Striped-Floppy-Hat

Sun protection and stripes! This floppy wide brim hat is perfect for fashion and function.

Feminine Fedora

Fedoras are popular among both men and women. They look great with everything from jeans to maxi-dresses! For the summer, tightly-woven straw fedoras with a pop of color or beaded accessory hatband is on-trend this summer.

Reese Witherspoon donning a feminine fedora.

Reese Witherspoon donning a feminine fedora.

Pop of Neon

2013 is all about color! From bold brightly colored pants to headwear. Cosmopolitan magazine has been going on and on about how hot pink is the color of the season. Here’s a great way to sneak this bold hue into your wardrobe.

Western Vibe

If cut-offs and t-shirts define your summer style, then a western hat is the hat for you. It’s laid back and shows off your fun personality.

cowboy-hat

Cowgirl up and give off a western vibe with a feminine cowboy hat!

Borrowed from the Boys

The more distressed this slouchy hat gets, the better it will look – it’s perfect for tossing in  your suitcase and getting out of town! Whether you share it with your boyfriend/husband or keep it all to yourself, this comfortable fedora is perfect for the summer!

 

SUMMER HAT TRENDS FOR MEN

The Panama Hat

Indicative of the 1920s, the Panama Hat is a classic. Handmade in Ecuador, these finely woven hats pair elegantly with linen blazers and cotton chinos/shorts, making it perfect for the summertime.

Ian Somerholder donning a Panama Hat.

Ian Somerholder donning a Panama Hat.

The Cowboy Hat

Whether you’re going to a country music festival, hitting the beach or just looking to spice up your wardrobe this summer, a cowboy hat is on-trend and always a fun accessory to have. Spotted on country crooners like Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw as well as non-country celebs like Russell Brand and Hugh Jackman, the cowboy hat is a fun way to change up your look.

Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Russell Brand and Hugh Jackman all rockin' a cowboy hat.

Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Russell Brand and Hugh Jackman all rockin’ a cowboy hat.

The Baker Boy Cap

The Baker Boy cap (as worn by Robert Redford in the original 1974 version of the The Great Gatsby) is similar to the ivy cap in shape but with a rounder, fuller body – occasionally called a newsboy cap. During the summer, if you’re looking to stay cool, make sure your cap is made out of cotton or linen, not wool. This style of hat has been spotted on studly celebrities, like David Beckham, Jon Hamm and Ne-Yo.

Ne-yo in a newsboy

Ne-Yo wearing a plaid newsboy cap.

The Baseball Cap

Baseball caps are a classic. Whether you’re throwing the ball around or just kickin’ back with friends, it keeps the sun out of your eyes and makes you look fresh, cool and laid back. Representing your hometown team is always a solid option, as is a plain color. But the more advanced you are in the fashion arena, the more likely you will try mixing up your wardrobe with some prints on your ball cap.

Baseball Caps

LeBron James sporting a Miami Heat snapback, Chace Crawford in a solid FlexFit ball cap, and a brightly colored print snapback by New Era.

The summer of 2013 looks as if it’s going to be a hot one! So protect your head in style with the fashionable on-trend hats discussed above.