From balaclavas to beanies, we’ve got your head covered with the most coveted headgear. Taking inspiration from the catwalks, these will be the key looks to wear with your duvet coats, cardigans and statement sweaters

Never underestimate the power of the hat: it is the finishing touch, the sartorial icing on the cake. This underrated accessory can and will elevate any outfit, which is why designers have pushed this everyday item into the trend stratosphere. Models, editors and influencers are all onboard, but which headpiece will headline your winter wardrobe? Check out the key trends for AW22…

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The Beret

Forget the Parisian cliché, this little chapeau (minus the string of onions and breton top), made from wool, felt or leather, dominated the runways. Throughout the decades, it’s been worn by shepherds, political revolutionaries, artists and style icons; today, potentially thanks to TV fave, Emily In Paris, it’s the ultimate fashion statement. It screams sophistication and class, but also power. Leaders and people of influence have all donned the french beret and today we see it become a catwalk favourite worn by Alexa Chung, Bella Hadid and influencer, Claire Rose.

 

 

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As imagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior, adding a veil to the beret, gives us couture fashion perfection.

The Winter Cap

This laid-back, peaked number is a failsafe – through summer it’s thrown on with an oversize boyfriend shirt and cut-off denims, come winter it’s best with a hoodie, duvet coat and combat trousers. Favoured by celebs for its attempt to conceal identity, labels have embraced this sporty hat and elevated it. Prepare yourself for variations in leather, bouclé, borg and tweed; an emblem or slogan is optional. Look to Isabel Marant, Céline and the fashion pack heading up Copenhagen Fashion Week for the ultimate cool girl inspo.

 

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The Balaclava

This slim fit, hood style has been lurking for seasons, but this year it’s come to the fore. Once regarded negatively for its political associations, now a sleek accessory favoured by luxe designers, Max Mara, Simone Rocha and Gucci. We definitely got après ski vibes with this one, especially from Coperni’s hybrid balaclava jumpers. Plus, you know a catwalk trend is about to explode when the high street takes it on, namely H&M, & Other Stories and Zara. 

 

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Prepare for the cold in style; make like the style set and cover up with a balaclava from high street fave, Zara, as worn by Vera Van Erp.

The Bucket Hat

Thanks to that Y2K obsession, the bucket hat is firmly back. Throughout those summer months we saw influencers wearing crochet styles with bikinis, but now the clocks have turned back we’re in for a treat with luxury pieces in cashmere and leather. As winter closes in, wear with knit dresses and over-the-knee boots for the hottest look of the season. We can count models, Hailey Bieber, Ella Hosk and Cara Delevingne as fans, plus they appeared on the runways at Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Longchamp. You know you want one…

 

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The Fedora

A classic you’ll have as your go-to for years to come, the fedora is a thing of beauty. It was spotted on catwalks across the globe and on the heads of the most stylish. Worn with this season’s floral dress and chunky cardigan or shearling coat, the wide brimmed hat takes on a boho western vibe, but paired with tailoring it looks sleek and elegant. Make Australian brand, Lack Of Color (available at LuisaViaRoma) your first stop for the most beautiful, nostalgic collection with a modern day feel.

 

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