Spring / Summer Hats: What’s in in 2021?

When Spring approaches each year we turn our minds to picnics, days in the park or beach and hopefully some gorgeous outdoor events. In 2021, and this crazy period of sporadic outdoor openings and " essential" outdoor exercise, there is even more of a need for a hat you love or more than one.


Our beautiful straw hats are designed to our exacting standards in Melbourne, Australia with our Australian way of life in mind, Bucket hats are back in "bucketloads" and the foldable versions will be all important as we seek practicality in addition to Fashion. So Whats in for 2021!

1. The Visor

Not much to say here that you don’t know already. The straw visor is coveted for its easy wear and comfortable fit. We love a quick slip on sun treatment that can be worn to protect your face without giving you “ hat hair”.


Our Favourites:

For the sporty type : Our quality HF logo visors offer wide brim protection from the sun whilst adding that sports-luxe style to any outfit. Try our HF logo Visor in khaki , Beige, White , and Black.

For Travel easy prettiness: For a pretty, stylish take on visors that can be rolled up and popped in your bag but still have design written all over them we love our fold up visors in Black, Beige, and khaki that cover the scalp but let air flow and are finished with a velcro tab and ribbon.



2. Packable Woven, Straw & Cotton Blend Sunhats

Functionality dictates that we all need a versatile packable sunhat you can toss in your beach bag or our Jute & cotton totes without a second thought. These hats are perfect for those who tend to be a little rough with their belongings, but still want to invest in fashionable pieces. 2021 has seen a move to wider brim sunhats, probably for sun protection reasons, which in our mind necessitates the ability to wear the brim up or down- both for variety and airflow.

Our Favourites:

Picnic, races, everywhere straw hat . The ultimate in pretty travel easy hats, our extended brim straw hats with bow have excellent coverage & can be worn brim up or down. we love both the Natural Brim and the Natural with Black Straw Brim

Picnic, beach Everywhere cotton Sunhat We love the current European trend of extended brim sunhats. Incredibly stylish and SunSmart, this trend gets our vote but necessitates the need of an expertly hidden wire so it can be worn Brim up or down. Luckily our Cotton Blend oversized Brim hats in Black, French Grey, Off white and Navy come fully equipped!

Beach Ready : if you like a minimalist woven look you can fold in your bag, pull out and wear brim up or down our woven hats come in 6 pretty colours. Golden Straw, Natural , Pink, Black , Temperment Grey and Tibet Blue.


3. The Panama / Fedora

Like last year, this classic hat has been and always is in vogue, both because it’s functional and stylish. Because it truly is the hat with the mostest, we design it in travel easy Unisex Foldable panamas in Medium and Large , 100% Wheat Unisex pieces with standard 7 cm brim , fabulous extended brim Ultrawide brim 100% Wheat Straw both in Natural with offwhite grossgrain ribon and Black straw with black grossgrain ribbon and in a 100% handmade Seagrass !

In 2020 there is no reason for you not to rock this trend the way you want to. Just like that jumpsuit or denim shorts you throw on without a second thought, this hat will be your go-to for topping off all your ensembles.


4. The Boater

If you're on the search for a beautiful classic straw hat this is one of our favourites. It will complement all your warm-weather outfits, from linen pants and summer dresses to blouses and denim shorts. Again with such a stable we offer several variations. If you are looking for a classic that reads pretty and cute go no further than our 100% Madagascan Raffia Boater hats with optional ribbon black or off white . For a stylish Unisex look, our 100 % Seagrass handwoven 7cm boater cant be passed by and for the ultimate in Wow with bathers, dresses or whatever, our 100 % Seagrass Woven boater with optional grosgrain ribbon & bee brooch and 100 % Seagrass boater with Fraye edge are sublime . Don’t forget too, this might just be the most versatile of hats. Add or subtract a ribbon, scarf or brooch depending on the occasion.


5. The Kentucky/ Floppy

If you like statement hats, then you need this in your closet. This floppy brim accessory is gorgeous to pair with flowy summer dresses, a pant suit, suit jacket , to take to the races or to lie in next to the pool. When premium materials are used and manufactured well do the hat doesnt flop in your face, this sublime elegant hat can take you anywhere. Wear natural with a suit jacket or dress up with a ribbon or a scarf . Whether you chose the added texture of our 100 % Raffia Kentucky , 16 cm with grossgrain black ribbon or the fine handweave of our 15cm Premium Paper Straw Kentucky’s in black, white, or natural, you will wow in both quality and class.


9. The Picnic/ Event Hat


In a year when we really don't know what we are going to be able to attend, fascinators are out of the question so Headbands and hats will be the go and hats that are versatile enough for a race lunch at home, a garden party or can take you pool or beachside. For a stylish , pretty look , our Hepburn Open 100% Wheat with Ribbon - natural and Hepburn Open 100% Black Wheat with Ribbon will appeal or chose from our Ultrabrim floppy kentuckies or Ultrabrim panamas and add a scarf, ribbon or broach to match your outfit . Our Foldable Hepburn black and Foldable Hepburn white offer a lost cost yet elegant solution


8. The Bucket Hat

The bucket hat style was once widely worn by Irish fisherman in the early 1900s. Obviously then a functional hat, through history it’s shifted to a chic runway-worthy accessory worn by celebrities, models and fashionistas. Though these hats do go in and out of style they are definitely “ in “ in 2020. Some of our favourites below


The Extended Brim Bucket

As mentioned above , the extended brim hat is all the rage at the moment. Sora Choi (model) was photographed in this wide brimmed bucket hat just like our Extended Brim Bucket - Black . photo credit @gettyimages . We also love the pure blue colour in our Lake Blue version of the same Bucket hat.



The Leopard Bucket

Kendall Jenner wore this leopard print bucket hat and matching bikini in this mirror selfie. We have no idea if hers is reversible but love the versatility of being able to expose a little black in our Reversible Leopard/Black bucket hat and white in our reversible Leopard/white bucket hat. Photo credit @kendalljenner.


The Standard Bucket Block colour

From Guess, who partnered with Colombian singer J Balvin to release a line of colourful block colour bucket hats, the block colour standard bucket is being worn by fashionistas the world over . For a fun, two for the price of one look, try our reversible buckets in white/ black, pink/black and grey/ black and for those men out there, like my husband, who can never find a hat to fit, we have added a large 64cm reversible bucket in black/ khaki ! Photo @gettyimages Elsa Hoak Steps out in simple white bucket

The Print bucket


Fendi, amongst others, matched print buckets to their outfits at this years Fashion Weeks. Whilst Fendi opted for army camouflage, HairFlair Aus has also featured nature but more with our Young adults in mind. Adding to our reversible bucket block colour range all our print buckets again have a block reversible side. With the young girls our reversible daisy hats have been popular in Green/Daisy Green, Pink Daisy /Pink, white/daisy white, and yellow/daisy yellow. Our Blue palm/Black and Reversible Back Green leaf/Black have been more of a male style


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9. Cloche hats

The Cloche hat returned in 2020 on fashionistas such as Sarah Jessica Parker through to the runways in Milan! Our handwoven seagrass Cloche is simple, chic and light and can be dressed with a bow or brooch.



10 The little ‘ uns


Hats for the little ‘uns is less of a trend and more about whatever its comfortable, cute and what they are prepared to wear. We love a Toggle bucket hat because it is no fuss sun protection during adventures to the park our beach and much less easy to lose for mum. Our beautiful Georgia Straw hats in Pink & Beige and 100% Raffia hats also have an elastic or ribbon tie.




10 Extras for fun !


The Gucci boater with metal bee was one of 2019s most coveted hats but with a price tag of $510, its not for everyone. This straw boater hat's most defining characteristic is the black grosgrain ribbon with a metal gold bee detail perched on the side so we decided to some fun brooches so you can make your own. Add scarves, brooches and ribbons to your favourite Straw, Raffia, Seagrass or bucket for a removable fun option this Spring/ Summer ! More in store !



We hope your Spring and Summer brings a lot of fun, laughs and positives and that our hats make you look and feel fabulous!

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