Tommy Ton documented on Style.com that wide-brim hats are one of the few trends spotted on fashion’s most influential dressers, amongst camel as the new black, military jackets and leopard prints. While none of us here in Singapore would be able to layer on scarves and wear leopard-print gloves, coats and boots, I figured we could still steal one of the trends and work with hats.
Singapore is hot and sunny and yet it’s odd that most people would rather carry umbrellas to shield from the sun than wear hats. I’m not sure if it’s because we’re afraid of the wind, or it’s easy to have our hats knocked off while traveling on public transport, but I figured one valid reason would be because you can’t stash hats away like umbrellas.
Still, I think wide-brim hats are not just good for shielding us from the sun, but also to partially conceal our faces on bad-complexion days, rectify bad-hair days or just simply to add a little style to our existing ensemble.
Instead of buying wool-blend hats, here are some I think would be good for our hot and humid climate. It’s important to find a hat that flatters the shape our head and serve its purpose. These are merely design suggestions, and are by no means endorsed by me.