Last summer was the season of supersized sun hats – fast-forward to 2019 and we’ve moved on to a more functional, yet still fashionable, style. From tied buckets to straw hats with ribbons, this summer’s must have millinery trend features a very practical detail: a chin strap. Whether it’s a sporty chord, a knotted silk strap or an oversized bow, the season’s chicest hats will never blow away in the wind.
Spotted throughout the SS19 shows, the tied hat proved particularly popular on the runways at Etro, Aalto and Rejina Pyo. Now, the chin strap hat is a street style hit – whether it’s styled loosley on the neck or hung effortlessly over the back, the accesory can easily elevate a summer look. From Gucci’s logo straw hat to Saint Laurent’s rope tied fedora, here are the smart, seasonal staples to add to your summer shopping list.