a word from Amanda about Hats

Welcome to February. We are racing through 2023 and before we know it, springtime will be here. In other words, time to rapidly get a new wardrobe together for the warmer months ahead.

Springtime will see the return of noughties hats, which will be the number one accessory. Including the Bucket Hat, which everyone seems to be producing on the high street right now. Including Ikea.

There’s no denying Ikea is a star mainstream player when it comes to homeware brands, but now the Swedish retailer is dipping its toe into the fashion world. Well, streetwear, to be more precise.

Ikea has taken its iconic blue Frakta bag (you know, the ones you get at the check-out) and turned it into a bucket hat. It’s even got the yellow Ikea-branded carrying handle as a trim, above the brim.

Naturally, the product comes with a signature semi-pronounceable Swedish name – which is Knorva,in this instance.

The product description reads: ‘This hat is made of the same hardwearing and durable materials as one of the world’s most used bags.’ The brand claims that the garment provides protection from all the elements and is easy to keep clean – simply rinse and dry it. Its waterproof nature also makes it ideal for festivals. Will we see them all over Glastonbury this June?

As well as the bucket hat, other Y2k hats have been revived, as seen on the beautiful Anne Hathaway at PFW.

The actress was spotted channelling her beloved character Andy from The Devil Wears Prada, during Haute Couture week in Paris.

She paired a sleek, black pageboy cap with black sunglasses, a navy overcoat and wide leg jeans – for a simple and sophisticated off-duty look.

For those not clued-up, a pageboy cap is pretty much the same thing as a baker boy hat – except for a few minor details. If you were to get technical, often the baker boy cap can be seen as smarter with slightly more height.

Men aren’t exempt from the revival either: Cruz Beckham was spotted wearing a very similar baker boy cap in October last year.

All you need to know is that the Y2K classics are really making a comeback this season – becoming increasingly popular both on and off the catwalks.

Want to get in on the trend? These are my faves.

ASOS DESIGN high crown baker boy hat with size adjuster in black – £15

New Look camel suedette baker boy cap – £7.79

Dune London falcan-black branded baker boy hat – £40

Free People Phoebe Slouchy Lieutenant Cap – £32

Accessorize twill baker boy hat in blue – £16