HEADWEAR TRENDS SUMMER 2015/16

As the weather is starting to heat up, so are the hat trends for summer. Whether it’s a hat for the beach, street, or a night out – Mitchell’s Cap Co. have begun taking orders for on trend hats for the long awaited summer months!

If you’re unsure of what trends to expect in the coming months, you’ve come to the right place. Mitchell’s Cap Co. is foreseeing a variety of dramatic prints, vivid textures, and an assortment of headwear styles that will appear this summer.

Styles

Shoppers will want to keep things cool and laidback with hats for casual summer looks. For men, we foresee the favourite to be Straw Panama Hats. Females will be seeking out Wide Brim Floppy Hats as the perfect beach accessory.

Bucket and Boater Hats are sure to be huge for both men and women. These styles have been seen on the runway during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, and are perfect for long, lazy beach days, out in the boat, or picnic in the park.

Baseball Caps and Felt Fedoras are also an anticipated staple for this summer; look no further than the Kardashians for glimpses of this trend. This iconic image has gained huge traction in the media, and fans are constantly drawing inspiration from these well known celebs.

Image: @khloekardashian
Other styles that we expect to be hitting shelves this summer include masculine inspired hats with a tough style that create unique silhouettes. Think Pharrell Williams – Top Hats and Strong Brimmed Fedoras.
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Colours & Patterns
We are excited that prints and patterns are on their way back this coming season. It’s tropical overload – abstract botanicals, floral and tropical prints with different fabric treatments and washes. You can also expect abstract geometry patterns, structured colour blocking, and architecture references with bold lines as seen on the NY Fashion Week runway.
Image: @NYFW
Indigo is definitely going to be the colour of the season – It’s bright, fun and memorable. This colour will draw eyes from anywhere in the store, and brings the perfect contrast to other summer trends as seen here from the Roberto Verino Spring-Summer 2015 catwalk.
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You will also be seeing seventies shades of brown, navy, and floral. Picture a floppy hat to complete the bohemian look at the beach. The 70’s themed colours and patterns are also an emerging trend at festivals around the globe. We will be seeing dark shades creating strong silhouettes, giving off edgy vibes and contrasting light colours and floral prints for more feminine looks.
Textures
Trusted textures for summer include straw hats and cotton caps. These fabrics are light and breathable – exactly what is needed for the hot summer months in Australia.
Suede and felt will not be stepping out of the limelight this summer. Felt Fedoras and Floppy Hats are sticking around this season and we’ll be seeing a lot of mixed textured caps allowing customers to stand out in the crowd and individualise their style.
Make sure your brand is prepared for the upcoming trends this summer by knowing what will be in fashion before it hits shelves this season. You can be sure Mitchell’s Cap Co. will have all the styles, colours, and textures your brand will need to have the trendiest headwear this summer.