Winter is upon us. And though the temperatures have chilled, leaving us wanting to throw on whatever just to stay warm; we have the perfect winter wardrobe piece to keep your outfit looking stylish and trendy whether you’re wearing sweats, or dressed to kill. What’s that you may ask? Well, a statement hat. 

Statement hats have been in all 2021. Largely in part to one of our faves, bad gal Rihanna, who reminded us from summer to winter just how useful having statement hats in your wardrobe can be. Some of her most iconic looks of the year included her rocking the fashion piece – from her pink Emma Brewin faux fur bucket hat to her CITY faux fur letter pattern bucket hat, we’ve definitely enjoyed this look on Rihanna and she has, undoubtedly, inspired us all. But if you’re still not convinced, here’s seven reasons why you need to add a statement hat to your winter wardrobe. 

1. Of course, they’ll keep your head warm

This may sound like a no-brainer, but let’s be honest – how many times have you gone out on a freezing night, you may have just washed or wet your hair and you either forgot to grab a hat or just didn't have a cute enough hat to go with your outfit, and you ended up catching a head cold. Well, that’s why you need a cute statement hat. So instead of running out the door without one, you’ll be making sure you don’t forget it.

2. Rihanna has SEVERAL, so you should too!

Need we say more? If Rihanna does it, or has it, it’s definitely on trend. And who doesn’t want to be like RiRi herself? If you’re truly inspired you can grab an exact hat that Rihanna has rocked, or take it up a notch by exploring your own creativity and even possibly creating a more edgier look. 

3. You don’t have to break the bank to find the perfect one!

The great thing about accessories is that you can find them high and low, affordable and more expensive. And statement hats definitely range as such. You can opt in for higher end brands like R13, whose bucket hats range around $200, or go for a more affordable route with Kangol whose bucket hats range around $70 or Tombogo whose range around $50. 

4. They’re available in so many colors, patterns and textures!

Believe us when we say, there is a color, pattern or texture to match just what you’re looking for for your outfit. From neons to neutrals, multi-color to monochrome, and fuzzy to leather or sherpa, you are sure to find a statement hat to not only match your outfit but capture your entire vibe.

5. They’re a quick accessory tool to spice up an outfit!

Have you ever put on an outfit and felt like something was missing? That’s where a statement hat comes in handy. It’s a quick and easy way to spruce up an outfit, add some texture, or even a pop of color. The next time you run into this dilemma, pull out your statement hat and see how much of a difference it makes.

6. They’re a fashion piece you can keep for years (wear every winter)

Statement hats are a great fashion piece to invest in because they will maintain their quality and use throughout the years. In comparison to everyday wear, such as shirts or pants, hats won’t nearly have the same wear and tear because they won’t be used as much and therefore will hold its quality and give way for more longevity. You won’t have to buy hats each and every winter (unless you really want to).

7. You can take your winter headpiece into any season

Because statement hats are so versatile, they can be worn in the winter, fall, spring – or dare we say it, summer. If you have a hat that is unique in color, pattern or texture, it’s sure to come in handy all year round.