The hat is an underappreciated fashion accessory that can do so much to improve or augment just about any look. Having said that, it is also one of those accessories that must be matched perfectly with the outfit, and preferably with the current trends as well, to make the entire look work for you. On that note, here are some of the hottest hats that will be trending all through the spring and the summer in 2018. Just make sure that you are wearing the right clothes to go with them.

Straw Hats

Straw seems to be the material of choice in 2018, as we are also seeing straw bags gaining a lot of attention for the upcoming summer. Missoni is going with supersized, floppy straw hats this year, while Dolce & Gabbana chose to show off fringy, brightly colored straw hats with pride. Most other famous brands like Loewe and Sonia Rykiel have recognized the trend and has also joined in with their own unique straw hat collections for spring/summer 2018.

Dad Hats

A dad hat typically looks like a baseball cap but it is supposed to look and feel oversized on the wearer’s head, aka the name, dad hat. Emilio Pucci made this trend popular in 2018 with their range of beautifully curved brim dad hats. The fact that they are also extremely comfortable to wear is just a lovely bonus.

Cowboy Hats

Let’s admit it, the cowboy hat never really went out of fashion, but it’s back with new vigor this summer. If you want embellished, designer cowboy hats, Elisabetta Franchi and Versace has a wide range of wide-brimmed options, however, if you want truly durable, practical and fashionable hats that were manufactured completely in the US, it is suggested that you take a look at americanhatmakers.com to see their extensive range of superb collections for the summer. After all, a cowboy hat that isn’t made in America isn’t much of a cowboy hat, to begin with!

Bowler Hats

Do you remember the time when bowler hats sat atop the head of every movie (and most real life) gangster back in the 1920s and 1930s? Well, it’s back and, thankfully, you don’t need to be a gangster to wear one in 2018. Elisabetta Franchi and Christian Dior once again started the trend, but if you would like to try something unique and somewhat risky, check out the half-cut bowler hats by Yohji Yamamoto that are literally missing the other half!

Bucket Hats

Bucket hats have actually been around for the last few years, but in 2018, they seem to be getting a lot of the spotlight, thanks to the new collection of checked bucket hats introduced by Versus Versace. However, we preferred the Michael Kors’ collection which seemed much more suited for the summer than those offered by Versus Versace and Loewe.

Honorable mentions include boater hats by Ryan Lo and Emporio Armani, alongside Nina Ricci’s military caps; both of which will trend well throughout the spring and summer of 2018. Feel free to choose whatever catches your fancy on this list, as long as you match it with an appropriate attire.