It’s time to focus your hats on the latest accessory trends to adorn the runways. While real cowboys and women have long known where to get their beloved Stetsons, this time around, we see the topper cross over into the mainstream; the best cowboy hats for men in fashion are now hitting stores.
The style has built momentum over the past few seasons thanks to the sartorial resurgence of the early aughts, when the accessory was worn with a hint of satire, like the beach with a bikini or a peasant skirt.
Today, Y2K style proves to be more important than a nostalgic blip in the fashion cycle, and cowboy hats go well with micro-miniskirts and low-slung denim, changing from shockingly runway moments to post-ironic, wearable closet linchpins.
While designers like Kim Shui are delivering fun, shocking runway changes in spring 2022, and brands like KNWLS are taking the same game but more rough-and-tumble approach to the Wild West with snake skin versions, it’s Gucci’s spring collection 2022, Ralph Lauren’s winter collection 2022., Ester Manas’s spring 2022 collection and Thebe Magugu’s recent men’s collection featuring more classic, sleek felted-wool taken by Western accessory. It all quickly proved that the more serious and wearable changes were also here to stay.
On the runways, wear cowboy hats with slinky crop tops, sleek dresses, and low-cut pants for a modern take on Y2K style. If you’re on vacation, a straw iteration, chunky necklace, and bikini are also good. Here, dipped in some of the best cowboy hats on the market.
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