Hats are back in fashion

Danielle Braff

Hats are back and bigger than ever this season. Pair them with bathing suits, work clothing or even wedding apparel to make the perfect fashion statement.

For women

Straw corsage trilby

We Americans can’t seem to pull off the over-the-top English hats that have been flaunted in the news recently. But if you want to come closer to that British accessory style, check out this hat by the English brand that’s taken over the United States: Top Shop. The huge black bow on the side of the straw hat makes it fun and flirty – and nearly royal. Us.topshop.com, $50.

Straw boater’s hat

The women-dressing-as-men trend has extended into hats as well. Pop on this straw hat and pair it with jeans or a sundress. The wide hatband, which is draped around the circumference of the hat, adds just the right amount of feminine touch. Urbanoutfitters.com, $29.

Marimekko & Patricia Underwood Together Hat

The Finnish company has brought flower power back. This fun, whimsical hat collection is perfect for the beach or casual summer afternoons. The bright colors will draw attention to you and your fashionista side. $280, Neimanmarcus.com.

For men

Woven summer fedora

The classic men’s hat has made a comeback, and we’re thrilled with the slimmer, more tailored look. The slightly dimpled top and the near-bow on the side plus the small brim make this the perfect evening or work hat for trendy men. Gap.com, $25.

Polo Ralph Lauren Hat, Hinckley Hat

Whether you’re going sailing or just spending the day at the beach, this hat is perfect for all spring and summer festivities. It’s been sun-faded and finished with a sailboat emblem that makes you look like you’re made for summer fun. Macys.com, $45.

Plaid driving cap

Perfect for the hipster or just about anyone having a bad hair day. This cap is a great alternative to your baseball cap when you want to look a little dressy, or even on a first date. Express.com, $30.