The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter for Canadians, but don’t let the cold weather get you down! Instead, reach for a great hat to help you stay warm while enjoying all that winter has to offer.
Winter headwear has come a long way from the static-inducing toque you may remember from grade school recess. On-trend hats are a fun and cost-efficient way to freshen up your existing cold weather wardrobe. Let’s take a look at a few winter hat trends that we’re seeing in 2022.
Thanks to the resurgence of ‘90s fashion, bucket hats are having a major moment this winter. Though they may not seem like an obvious choice for winter headwear, bucket hats are available in heavier fabrics, such as fleece and faux fur, making them perfect for a cold day. Channel your inner Cher Horowitz while keeping your head toasty and stylish!
If your style skews more Emily in Paris than Clueless, a wool beret is the obvious choice. Berets are a fun, classic addition to your winter wardrobe, and their affordable price point means that you can source a few berets in different colours to match your mood. Pair a brightly-coloured beret with a neutral wool trench coat for a subtle Parisian touch (baguette optional).
Thanks to Casablanca, the fedora has been an iconic gender-neutral accessory for decades, but did you know that a well-made wool felt fedora can also offer protection from the wind and snow? A timeless fedora is perfect for a winter date night. Look for a quality fedora by a brand such as Borsalino (founded in 1857). The fedora also transitions well between seasons, making it a great investment piece for your wardrobe.
A warm, neutral beanie is a closet staple – Rihanna even wore one to the 2021 Met Gala – but if you want to shake things up in 2022, explore textured finishes like cable-knit or waffle-knit beanies, or seek out a beanie in a bright colour that will contrast with your coat of choice. Like berets, the beanie’s affordable price point makes it easy to switch up for any occasion.
Tip: Consign with us! Trove Fashion accepts on-trend hats (brand-new with tags), as well as gently-used designer or name-brand hats without tags if they are in clean, sellable condition. Come see us in-store or send us an email.