Have you ever experienced a situation of standing in front of the mirror all dressed up and spruced up to the nines but still feeling some imperfection and incompleteness? If yes, we know the answer and definitely have no intention to keep it under hat. The abracadabra is a hat, a cap, a beret or any other headwear that once appears on your head is sure to cut the Gordian knot and serve as a smash hit for your whole outfit. After going through all the killer fall 2016 hairstyles and hair accessory trends, today’s agenda is to draw your attention to all the fall/ winter 2016-2017 headwear trends that have been spotted recently in the main fashion capitals. All is left to you now is just to put your thinking cap on and choose the headwear type that best fits your face shape and complexion. But before that flip through our favorite fall 2016 headwear trends and count the days until they hit the stores.
#1. Pretty Knit Beanies
One of the most functional winter-worthy headwear pieces comes to be beanies, for sure. They are knitted, soft, head-hugging, so street-style chic and easy to wear. The one and only bother might be the destruction of your spick-and-span hairstyle, which is why the best matchers for beanies are wash-and-go or tousled hair or maybe nonchalant low ponytails. These all-embracing pieces have been used so frequently on the recent runways that sending them to the repository of the main fall 2016 headwear trends is above suspicion.
We saw black and white, pink and orange high beanies, punk models of Alexander Wang that were knitted out of soft angora wool with slogans “Strict” or “Girls” sealed on the forehead and a thread of more compact samples at Etro paired with tousled hair and sometimes with cool sunglasses as well. At Fenty x Puma everything was gothic as opposed to those earthy-shaded ones at Polo Ralph Lauren with somewhat elegant touches to them.
As for Missoni’s chunky knitted beanies, nothing could be more struggling-against-winter, right? Don’t miss some lovely beanies at Zadig & Voltaire, Public School, Banana Republic, Brunello Cucinelli, Coach 1941, Michael Kors Collection or Fausto Puglisi.
#2. Gangster-Style Fedoras
From cult-classic Don Corleone fedora hat to those multiple black, taupe, white or grey fedoras in The Untouchables, the Hollywood gangster boys are set to bring forth the new fall/ winter 2016-2017 headwear trends and truth be told, we are more than pleased with their strict commands at this juncture. We saw these styles acting high and mighty at Daks, where head-to-toe black models were flaunting extremely harsh gangster-y visages.
At Philipp Plein we again saw black fedoras at times with some metallic chains wrapped around, while Trussardi comes up with taupe, grey and red gangster fedoras with some western atmosphere added to them. American criminal world have greatly inspired Faith Connexion, Wendy Nichol and Marcelo Burlon as well.
#3. Poetic French Berets
No matter who you are by your profession or by nature – a pragmatic business lady or a strict schoolteacher, whenever you pose with a French beret on your head, that leads to some poetic moments and when poetic moments meet autumn moments that is something beyond imagination. Berets fairly stand on our list of the best fall/ winter 2016 headwear trends through their frequent usage on recent runways.
With Giorgio Armani’s black berets tilted to the side and Mara Hoffman’s velvet and knitted staples with hair down you will surely infiltrate some romantic French avenues. We see lovely berets with pompoms running the gamut at Orla Kiely as well, but if you are after to know our favorite one among them, it’s that lurex purple beret worn with short blonde curls protruding out playfully.
#4. Furry Cuddles and Snuggles
The fall/ winter 2016 collections are also to offer a safe haven for arctic habitants and not only. Furry cuddles and snuggles were happening on the runways of late with thongs of furry hats of different designs carrying out a frantic invasion and promising not one iota of cold passing through. For the most part we saw ushanka style furry hats with flaps hanging out on both sides like at Sonia Rykiel, for instance, where they might even at times pass off as hair wigs, while at Vika Gazinskaya sheepskin trooper hats in ivory, grey and even green were delivered.
At Louis Vuitton the flaps of black high-reaching trooper hats were not hanging down but sticking out to both sides as if frozen and at Anya Hindmarch a couple of childish flapped hats showed up with bear ears atop. Blumarine’s furry headwear numbers were hugging heads with flaps cozily fastened at the chin; at Ermanno Scervino face-framing charmers were at focal point, while at Kate Spade and Valentin Yudashkin fur round hats were playing first fiddle.
#5. All Types of Caps: Flat, Newsboy & Baseball
Albeit this two similar style caps with overall shape and a small visor in front were originally under masculine thumbs, the androgynous fashion surge nowadays has already given the women wide liberty to use them as well. When searching for the ideally-autumn-befitting headwear type, think no further than these two hooligan styles that will perfectly go with your ripped jeans + chunky knitted sweater combo, while some cool sneakers and a pair of sunglasses added will make you a real street-style adept.
Need some fresh samples for the future? The fall 2016 headwear trends have them in abundance, in different designs and tailored out of various materials. Ranging from leather tough newsboy caps at Moschino with some metallic chain decorations to them to those tweed or suede flat versions at Polo Ralph Lauren, this awesome fall 2016 headwear trend is best fitted for working out a badass assemblage.
#6. British Bowlers and Trilbies
Bowler and trilby hats, both amounting to the narrow-brimmed and round top category (only trilby has an angled-down brim in the front), have British origins and masculine roots to them and were frequenters at the fall/ winter 2016 runways shows. Are you at sea how to wear them? It’s sufficient to bring to mind Charlie Chaplin’s tramp costume with a rounded black bowler always there on his head and you will immediately decide on how to best match your bowler hat.
Just a front-pleated pair of classic black trousers or a simple blazer is enough to work like a charm with your bowler or derby hat especially as you have those amazing ones at Emporio Armani with triangular cutouts on them. But even more zero cool bowler-wearing tips are suggested by Polo Ralph Lauren – to try on a masculine striped three-piece suit, let your tousled blonde hair down and finish off the whole pulchritude with a bowler hat.
Delve further into the fall 2016 collections to unearth bowlers with furry pompoms at Monclear Gamme Rouge and trilby hats with a single fabric flower attached to them at Diane von Furstenberg.
#7. Brims Upwards or Downwards? Sailor Caps vs. Bucket Hats
Sailor caps or bucket hats? This might come out as the major dilemma for the upcoming season that you should solve fast and furious, though why solve it if you can make a lemon out of a lemonade, namely, getting hands on both of them and feeling as the best hat-equipped girl in town. Given that the rebellious and adventuresome woman type was in the prime focus of the fall/ winter 2016-2017 fashion trends, the on-and-off appearance of sailor caps and bucket hats on the runways was more than scheduled.
While the versatile bucket hats are so easy to match with nigh anything and to tout them from city streets to beach sands, sailor caps are limited to some cruise voyages unless you are not the woman type feeling the world being your oyster. We are firmly giving these two headwear types a special place on our list of the best fall/ winter 2016-2017 headwear trends.
Ranging from Iceberg’s monochromatic and printed bucket hats against the models’ beachcomber outfits and Trina Turk’s vibrant ones perfectly cooperating with genuinely-feminine outfits to those white and navy blue sailor caps happening at every turn on Prada’s vagabonding models, we are saying a strong Yes to adopting both of these styles and giving them a peaceful symbiosis somewhere in our wardrobes.
#8. Floppy Hats, Pork Pie Hats and Other Brimmed Versions
Apart from fedoras, bowlers and trilby hats, the fall/ winter 2016-2017 headwear trends have also treated us to a range of other brimmed versions including wide-brimmed floppy hats, pork pie styles with narrow curled-up brims, some western and classic styles and others. Want to know the one feature combining them all apart from the brims? It’s trying them on and grinning like a Cheshire Cat all the while.
We like across the tweed, denim and leather pork pie hats at Chanel with leather and pearly straps under the chin. Equally do we like mysteriously flopping wide-brimmed black hats at Elie Saab and that single wizard top hat at Moschino albeit with semi-burnt texture.
The classic brimmed hats at Gucci and H&M with high rounded tops whether in vibrant or muted shades are cream of the crop in this brimmed festival especially as long tousled hair is cascading down. Brimmed hats have also been spotted at Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Ace & Jig, Alice + Olivia, Manish Arora, Mara Hoffman and many others.
#9. Those Cute Hats with Strings
While other fashionistas are planning to hit the city streets with fedoras, ushankas or berets in six months or so, there is an excellent chance for you to be ahead of the curve via those cute hats with strings falling down on both sides. Whether they are knitted Peruvians or just simple brimmed hats or maybe baseball caps, those strings always spread cute vibes around.
Cases in point are the pretty printed hats in the Anna Sui fall 2016 RTW collection that are showing off braided strings swinging. At Gucci we see not only knitted Peruvians but also brimmed hats and baseball caps with playful tasseled strings dropping down. Some strings can be observed at H&M as well.
#10: Net-Veiled Hats
Elegant and mysterious net-veiled hats are perhaps the most feminine hat type on our list of the fall/ winter 2016-2017 headwear trends, being perfect details to finish off your formal outfits for wedding parties or a cozy soirée. Gucci had fun with net-veiled hats playing with different bright colors from turquoise to fuchsia, while Isabel Marant added sparkling stars to the black veil attached to the tiny hat.
#11. Sportive Hoods
Though these two headwear types, borrowed from the sports world or rap music industry (call it however you want), did not appear so frequently on the fall 2016 runways as other styles did, we just cannot resist temptation calling them another cool headwear trend of the upcoming chilly seasons. At Alexander Wang and Fenty x Puma hooded baggy sweaters are more often than not paired with beanies underneath, while the hoods and baseball caps are alternating each other regularly at Vetements. We see a range of slovenly hooded sweaters at Yeezy as well either worn on head or left to hang nonchalantly from behind.
#12. Bizarre Headwear Pieces
While presenting their fall 2016 collections some of the fashion designers preferred to show off their artistic essences not in regular ways but going more and more bizarre. Whether they would help you positively stand out in the crowd or meet your Waterloo, they deserve your special attention and the last place in our fall 2016 headwear trends.
From Junya Watanabe’s geometric strange creatures and Sibling’s sparkling purple helmets to a Halloween-worthy high-reaching sharp hat at Vivienne Westwood and a houndstooth fringed one at Dolce & Gabbana, we are time and time again taken aback by the designers’ inexhaustible imagination.
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