Whether you’re a hat aficionado, or just looking for something to cover up a bad hair day, we’ve got the lowdown on the latest trends and how to wear them.

 

STYLIST’S TIPS: PEAK CAPS

Didn’t think peak caps could be worn for a night out on the town? Think again. Opt for sophisticated fabrics like leather, suede or satin in a neutral colour for easy transition from day to night. Black works best for night, whereas softer colours work better for day looks. Dirty pinks and olive greens are the hottest colours for this season. If you’re looking for something to go with any outfit, remember that caps with no motifs are more versatile.

 

 

Look 1: Corduroy cap (R169, Forever 21); floral bomber (R799, Poetry); t-shirt (R160, Free2bu at Edgars).

Look 2: White satin cap (R259, Puma at Sportscene); striped crop top (R379, Forever 21); scarf (R169, Forever 21).

Look 3: Black cap (R159, Cotton On); metallic bomber jacket (R699, Cotton On); lace dress (R799, Forever 21).

 

STYLIST’S TIPS: WOVEN FABRICS

Woven hats have an elegance and style to them, and are great for giving an ordinary look the life it needs. A sun hat paired with a beautiful flowery dress is the perfect combination for an outside party or picnic. For more dressy events, pair a panama hat with a sheer blouse, some metallic detail, or a summer blazer

 

 

Look 1: Sunhat (R100, Jet); sunglasses (R120, Edgars); wrap dress (R650, Poetry).

Look 2: Panama hat (R275, Poetry); blazer (R899, Poetry); t-shirt (R479, Forever 21).

Look 3: Panama hat (R469, Accessorize); necklace (R499, Accessorize); sheer top (R699, Forever New).

 

STYLIST’S TIPS: FELT HATS
Felt hats are just the thing as the weather cools down for autumn. The woven fabric gives a luxurious, upmarket impression. Style yours with fringed, bohemian ensembles, or add extra texture to leather pants, metallics and simple sweaters.

 

 

Look 1: Fedora (R599, Forever 21); dress (R599, Mango); t-shirt (R250, Kelso at Edgars).

Look 2: Bowler hat (R299, Foschini); sunglasses (R299, River Island); knit (R699, Poetry).

Look 3: Floppy hat (R699, River Island); choker (R90, Kelso at Edgars); off-the-shoulder dress (R679, Forever 21).

 

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* Prices were correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.