Hats – Weekly Wishlist

Hats! Who doesn’t love need a hat in the winter? But hats are not just to keep our head warm. They are an extra item of stylishness for us to show our fashion skills through, right?

Especially this season with the 1970s trend being everywhere. Floppy hats? Tick. If they don’t tickle your fancy, then try a bobble hat – make the pom-pom faux fur for extra fashion points, as you buy into the geek chic trend this season – think Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum and you’ve got it.

So, our weekly wishlist this week is a round-up of a dozen of our very favourite hats in the centre’s shops right now – and if they’re not in yet, trust us, they’re on their way.

Fabulous fedoras. Now there’s a hat that’s everywhere this autumn/winter. And this aztec-trimmed burgundy number from Red herring @ Debenhams (£30) is one for your wishlist for that 1970s boho vibe you’re going for.  Or a more classic version can be found at New Look (£14.99)- black with a faux tan leather trim.


Hats  - weekly wishlist

However, if it’s a true 1970s vibe you are looking for, then you need a big floppy hat to go with your flares and smock top, or your suede midi skirt. Our absolute favourite floppy so far is New Look’s perfect orange number (£14.99). Orange was THE 1970s colour. We also love the subtle grey floppy with a black faux leather trim from H&M (£19.99).

H&M have a fantastic bright red wool fedora (£24.99) with a large brim in their premium collection, and if these aren’t your style, then a cute peak felt cap (£14.99, H&M) might be.

New Look’s grey felt bucket hat (£14.99) is uber-cool, but you need to be brave to pull this one off. But go on, give it a go!

H&M’s fake suede fisherman’s hat (£12.99) is another that’s floppy and fun. If all of these aren’t up your street, then maybe fur is? Fur’s going to be huge this winter – so wear it – fake obviously – from head to toe, starting with a hat. JOY’s fake bunny fur pill box hat (£16) in brown and white looks so cosy, and there’s a dark grey version by J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams (£25).

And you can never go wrong with a good old bobble hat. French Connection’s black bobble with a black faux fur pom-pom (£35) is casually stylish. And we adore the oversized red, white and blue pom pom on JOY’s bobble hat (£12).

Hats! Which will you choose?

Winter woolies!

It’s time to get those winter woolies out, if you haven’t already. Or, here’s a thought – how about you treat yourself to some new gloves. Perhaps a new hat, or even a beautiful new scarf! Winter woolies get stuck in the drawer for a year, and let’s be honest, they sometimes come back out looking a bit moth-eaten, or just worse for wear.

This year the bobble hat reigns supreme. It’s available pretty much everywhere, in every colour and yarn you can imagine. It’s the king of the winter woolies for 2013, so invest in one now!

HAT bobble hatsClockwise, from top left: Yellow bobble hat, £10, BHS, Fair Isle hat, £16.99, Superdry, Tabitha green bobble hat, £22, Tabitha bright pink, £22, both French Connection, cable bobble hat, £19.99, Superdry, two tone bobble hat, £35, French Connection

There are also bobble hats of the novelty variety around if that’s your thing. They might make the perfect gift…they might not! Christmas motifs, double pom-poms, and, well, eyes!

hatsnovelty hatsClockwise, from top left: Reindeer hat, £7.99, New Look, double pom pom hat, £12.50, Red Herring @ Debenhams, robin hat, £7.99, New Look, goggle eye hat, £14, Red Herring @ Debenhams

If a bobble hat isn’t your thing, perhaps a beret style knit might be the best of the winter woolies for you. With a pom-pom, perhaps?!

hats beretsl-r: pom-pom beret, £6.99, H&M, purple beret, £5, BHS, beret, £19.95, White Stuff

Mitts are popular this season as well. Nostalgia rules when you pop on a pair of mitts, don’t you think? But in the winter woolies practicality category they score quite low. Bit of a pest when trying to do, well, anything, with these on.

hats gloves mittsClockwise, from top left: Mantaray Fair Isle style gloves, £10.50, Debenhams, pom-pom mitts, £6.99, H&M, black bow diamante gloves, £4.99, New Look, Herders mitts, £19.99, Superdry

A scarf is a winter essential. Cable knit and long, cashmere, fake fur, snood style, with an incorporated hood – whatever your scarf style there is one out there for you.

hats scarvesClockwise, from top left: Red cashmere scarf, £34.99, grey cable knit scarf, £9.99, New Look, Hoody hoody scarf, £49, French Connection, faux fur snood, £9.99, New Look, burgundy cable knit pom-pom scarf, £18, BHS

The best winter woolies are the sets you can buy – matchy-matchy is ether your thing or not, though. But if you do want to match it all up, keep your winter coat simple, to make your winter woolies accessories stand out.

hats gloves scarves setsClockwise, from top left: Black hat and snood set, £12.99, H&M, Fair Isle style hat, gloves and scarf set, £15, chenille snowflake gloves and scarf set, £18, both BHS, studded beanie and mitts set, £12.99, H&M, Grey Fair Isle style bobble hat and mitts set, £14.99, New Look

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions