You might still be recovering from Mardi Gras and, depending on where you live, there’s a chance that a layer of snow is still blanketing your front yard. But make no mistake about it: summer fashion is just around the corner.
Every year, fashion trends shrug off the subdued tones of winter by embracing vivid colors as soon as warm weather arrives. Women can be seen at the beach wearing clashing, brightly colored bathing suits. Men, meanwhile, turn to polos and men dress shirts that favor colors such as lime green, yellow, and pink. We certainly can expect more of the same in 2012. But what new trends can we expect in 2012? Specifically, as far as women’s hats are concerned, what will be the hottest thing to sport when strolling outside, lying on the beach, or walking the dog? Let’s take a look at some of the summer hats we can expect to see everywhere this year:
Thanks to the popularity of television shows such as Mad Men, the fedora is firmly back in style as a men’s fashion accessory. This summer, expect that trend to take a step further by becoming increasingly popular as women’s casual wear. The feminine version of the fedora differs from the male variety in that it often sports lively colors and a rounded bottom rim.
Large Sun Hats
Billowing, oversized sun hats will make a resurgence this coming summer as women’s beachwear takes a turn to the vintage. Coupled with a one-piece bathing suit expected to make a splash in 2012), a large sun hat can make you look like a graceful throwback to earlier beach-going times. It can also admirably protect you from the sun, of course.
The visor, once “sporty” and cool, grew lame and severely outdated over the past decade. That may change this summer, as many believe that the visor will represent one of the hottest hat trends around. Beware, however, that current visor wearers are more likely to seek out a chic look than a sporty one.
These are three of the main hat trends we can expect to see in the summer of 2012. Although warm weather may still seem like a long ways off, there’s no better time than the present to start planning your summer fashion – and, of course, your summer fashion accessories as well.
If you want to know what it’s like to wear the value of 20 Rolls Royces on your wrist, you’re going to have to head to The Hour Glass in Singapore. That’s where the Louis Vuitton-owned Hublot luxury watch company recently sold the “$5 Million Watch.” It’s a cool two million more than their previously most expensive watch. Want to guess what that was named? If you answered the “$3 Million Watch” then you’re both right and good at telling when creative marketing is no longer necessary.
The watch is encrusted with 1,282 individual diamonds, each chosen specifically for this particular timepiece. This is counterclockwise in accordance with traditional luxury watch making customs, which tend to have the bezel and other components designed to the tune of preselected diamonds. It’s a testament to the particular craftsmanship of this spare-no-expense timepiece, as well as its astronomical cost.
Assembled more for show than for sale, there’s currently no word yet whether or not Holbot will make more $5 Million Watches. To be perfectly honest it’s unlikely anybody beside filthy rich diamondphiles will ever be caught with this piece of pricey jewelry around their wrist, so manufacturing will surely be limited in any scenario.
If you aren’t in Singapore or anywhere that future-made $5 Million Watches will be displayed, you can get a glimpse through this 30 second video Holbot recently posted on YouTube.