Ways to top off your summer holiday activity list
There’s no time like the summertime to get you moving outside and enjoying the elements. Celebrate the ever anticipated warmer months with manufactured wholesale hats for all your customers’ needs. Be sure you opt for brims unbothered by the blistering beams of the summer sun; whilst keeping your fashion composure and maintaining the ultimate poolside uniform.
To kickstart 2018, Mitchell’s Cap Co. have put together some stylishly protective hat hacks that’ll beat the summer heat and keep your head cool, calm and ever-so chic; plus endless outdoor activities to keep you and your family occupied over the holiday period.
So relax, take a deep breath and listen to those feel good hits of the summer, as you partake in these fun outdoor activities with your well-matched accessories.
Beach Volleyball Hats
Get your head in the game with the hats proliferating across our famous shorelines.
Beach lovers and competitive types rejoice. Beach volleyball is an affordable, fun way to keep fit and round up some friends this summer. Nonetheless, the hidden hazards of spending all day in the sun, surf and sand can be a summer bummer, but don’t fret. Your athleisure themed headgear will be your ultimate sidekick for this season’s sunshine frolicking.
The Bucket Hat
These unsuspecting toppers are perfect for any resort-style rendezvous, especially those light-hearted afternoon sessions of beach volleyball. Opt for screenprints and reversible styles for an uber tropical look, or sport a circa 1969 festival vibe with a denim or patchwork bucket hat. And for the groms? You can play it safe with custom microfibre buckets specifically designed for making a splash.
Elevate your athletic aesthetic with a hat that’s as futuristic as it is nostalgic: le visor. The hat that’s truly made of summer activity dreams. But don’t underestimate this seemingly run-of-the-mill accessory, because it isn’t designed for the faint-hearted participant.
Oozing with practicality and screaming serious competitor, the visor is your go-to weapon against your opposition and the ravages of the Aussie sun. The sky’s the limit when it comes to personalising your visor, so feel free to try anything from natural woven to playful high-vis.
Skating and Rollerblading Hats
Get around town 70s style this summer, but with hats made famous by the 90s hip-hop scene.
Summer is almost here, and you’re probably on the lookout for some unique outdoor family activities to soak in this beautiful warm weather. Feelin’ groovy? All you need is a set of wheels to enjoy some quality family time whilst keeping active. Summertime on skates is indeed a holiday well spent, so pick up some gear and don your steeziest cap and allow for some wholesome leisure time to take place.
The Flat Peak Cap
Snap back into the season in style and channel your inner skater girl/boy by sporting your favourite flat peak cap. Team snapback is winning right now and there are so many ways to approach this style, be it vintage baseballer, part-time rapper, or 90s revivalist.
The hat gets its name from the adjustable strap or “snap” at its back, and with your very own customised design, this hat packs a punch of personality. Choose canvas, cotton or twill fabric to enhance those laid back summer vibes.
Cap off your summer holiday look with a trend that’s picking up speed this time of year: the true blue trucker. Nothing screams austerity like the ultimate summer trucker hat for all your outdoor fraternising needs. And considering all the ice cream you’ve been eating, you should cruise into this trend by investing in some wheels to get your body moving.
With a sun-blocking brim and breathable mesh back you’ll stay uber cool and shady on your summer morning run. This hat is a wholesaler’s dream, so give it some personality with customised screen prints and logo applications.
Surfing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking Hats
Be smart this Summer with hats for the surf, sun and sand your whole family will love.
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Living in Australia most definitely has its perks; with the obvious luxuries being the sea and sun. But every good thing comes with conditions, and those harsh Aussie rays pose the most danger to us if the damage occurs within those youthful years. But don’t let the threat of UV rays stop you and your family from having a killer summer holiday.
Let the holiday fun and games begin and get yourselves into the surf or local estuary with hats that have got you covered. If you or your family haven’t acquainted yourself with the surf, hire out paddleboards and kayaks, or take up weekly surfing lessons.
The Surf Hat
These insanely practical beauties come in neoprene or microfibre, and are particularly perfect for those micro-grommies, offering the ultimate UV protection for all ages. Not only do surf hats do a good job of staying on your head, but they’re also waterproof with a soft, adjustable chin strap. So, without a worry you can paddle out with the kids and enjoy all the elements with your custom designed watersport rescuer.
The Legionnaire Cap
Much like the surf hat, the legionnaire can be custom manufactured in waterproof fabric. Designed for the utmost comfort within these hot Australian conditions, this hat is taking some serious strides in the kids sun protection business. Legionnaires cover ears as well as the back of the neck with their playful prints and colours the kids will simply love. Don’t forget to order some for Mum and Dad to ensure the whole family follows suit.
Lazing in the Sun by the Pool Hats
Rancho Relaxo. These are the hats you need to wear on your well-deserved vacation.
For guilty poolside pleasures like sipping on margaritas and hotel/resort guest people watching, there are sophisticated hats with plenty of brim. Alone time is like a dazzlingly diamond; precious and rare (particularly over the school holiday period).
So, don’t dare give up your sunlounge and let Dad entertain the kids for the day and soak in those well-deserved vitamin D rays with your chic new oversized BFF.
The Boater Hat
For a hat that offers an elegant barrier to the sun’s harsh rays, look no further than the ultimate symbol of freedom and sophistication: the classic straw boater. This charming topper will add just the right amount of mystique to your resort-style suave this summer, so be sure not to break character after de-hatting yourself for a quick ocean dip.
Keep your cool with a simple natural-coloured straw boater tied together with a grosgrain ribbon, or venture into pastel felt territory and satin trims for a luxurious allure.
The Wide Brim Sun Hat
With those glorious holidays on the horizon, there’s no better time to prep yourself for the poolside by investing in a stylish sunlight deflector.
A sunbather’s dream, the wide brim sun hat comes in a parade of styles, shapes and sizes. If your summer plans call for a glamorous option, settle on a floppy sun hat customised with embroidery or cut patterns. Or pay homage to the past with a structured seventies-style crown and stiff brim for a high-fashion appeal.
Shrimp on the Barbie Dad Hats
Time to unpack that dad bod you’ve been working on and celebrate the holiday you’ve been longing for.
A low-key gathering of family and friends by the beach is all it really takes to fulfill those summer holiday goals. So rummage for any Hawaiian shirts hiding in the back of your closet, fire up the barbie, and crack open a fresh tinnie to go with your favourite straw “shrimp on the barbie” dad hat.
Fathers from all walks of life can effortlessly pull off the latest trends to top off a quality family affair that’ll be remembered for years to come.
The Lifeguard Hat
For all the dads who aren’t into looking quite so dapper, there’s an Aussie barbecue crown for all your summer outdoor activity needs. Whether it’s for those hot hot days working in the garden, or for simply taking shade on the beach, behold: the quintessential straw lifeguard hat. What’s more is this hat offers an incredible amount of sun protection with its broader brim and breeze/activity proof drawstring.
The Beach Fedora
Now let’s all take some time to take our hats off to the humble fedora. The fedora, once immortalised by the prohibition era, now a cheesy summer accessory, seems to have copped a bad wrap in recent times. But take heart, the parents are bringing them back this season, and there seems to be an element of irony involved. If you’re not quite the wisecracker, and would prefer to keep your style game strong, be on the lookout for a fedora with a wider brim for a classic look that’ll surely beat the heat. And be sure to opt for crisp straw styles amidst the warm summer breeze.
The Straw Cowboy Hat
It’s cool to protect yourself from skin cancer; just ask Bob Katter. Or perhaps you’d prefer to take your style inspo from the likes of Matthew McConaughey. Either way, the straw cowboy hat is an essential for every beach bum. Of course lathering yourself in sunscreen goes without saying, but the cowboy style beach topper is perfect for protecting your hot little head. Customise this style with coloured straw, fringing, or beaded rope around the crown. Yeeehaw!
Are you ready for summer?
The holidays are on their way and we have definitely been feeling the heat. So embrace the sunshine, gear up, and get your orders in now to fulfil every family’s summer activity list. What better way to boost your brand than with these trendy, climate appropriate toppers?!
Mitchell’s Cap Co. can design and manufacture the ultimate hats and accessories for all your summer promotion needs. If you’d like to order custom wholesale merchandise or supplies for your business, call us on (+61) 07 5593 5155 or fill out our online enquiry form
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