As we discussed in the first part of our two-part blog, headwear could possibly be the most important accessory this AW17 season. If you haven’t read the first part of this blog please do: The Ultimate AW17 guide for headwear lovers – part 1.
Read on to get a detailed breakdown of the different types of beanies and other cold weather hats.
This is an iconic accessory and is definitely a mainstay product in the clothing world. It would be hard to find a hat style which is used as much as the turn-up beanie.
A relaxed and informal accessory which you can use to either compliment your cold weather outfit or make a statement with.
Another extremely popular beanie style is the cuff-less beanie. Incredibly similar to the turn-up, without actually having a (yep you’ve guessed it) turn-up! It’s a true classic, showing that a simple and subtle shape is all you need. Incredibly easy to wear and style, it’s no wonder why it’s so popular amongst retailers.
Do you want a more relaxed look and feel? Then look no further than the baggy or slouch beanie, as it is also known. It is seen on the heads of many influential celebrities, who are synonymous for being trailblazers of the fashion world. These include the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift and David Beckham. Not as functional as some of the other hats on this list, but it makes a great addition to any retail collection.
Of course the colder seasons tend not to be completely overruled with bad weather. Autumn will always bring that unexpected crisp and sunny day, but with a little bite! In this case lightweight beanies are the perfect choice as they are made from lighter fabrics such as cotton and polyester so they make a great alternative to some of the heavier, thicker fabrics used for colder temperatures.
Hats are used frequently for sporting purposes and throughout the autumn and winter months. Having a functional beanie means that you can keep your focus on the activity you are doing and not on the weather. They are perfect hats for life on the go and we are seeing more and more fashion brands bring them into their ranges. Activewear is becoming big business, that’s for sure.
For the ‘warmer-but-not-too-warm’ days! A cap made from Melton wool could be the perfect addition for the colder seasons, especially autumn.
A heavy duty hat which gives a lot more coverage to the head and face than a beanie does. These hats are the go-to hats for when the weather is at its harshest.
A bit leftfield for sure, but a classy and high end alternative. Berets are pretty functional and will surely stand out. So if you’re a high end fashion brand, adding a beret to your collection could help you stand out even more.
There you have it, a full breakdown of which headwear you could add to your brand in the autumn and winter months. Which cold weather hat will you be adding to your range this autumn?