It is said that every good fashion trend comes around every twenty years, and with the recent resurrection of the Fedora hat, you just have to believe it.

The Fedora hat is about the biggest fashion trend of the year and it seems to be giving a boost to menswear and an edge to women’s attire.The Fedora originated from a play of the same title. The hat was initially intended for women but then Prince Edward of Britain picked it up in 1924. Since then, it’s become a stylish trend for men and great for protection during harsh weather.

The basic elements of any Fedora are felt material, a stiff crown, a circular brim, a band or ribbon around the base of the crown.

Nigerian celebrities who have rocked this look range from artistes to politicians. A few of the notable Fedora-hat-wearing celebrities are Temi Dollface, Asa, former president Goodluck Jonathan, Noble Igwe, Banky W, Boj, Ebuka Uchendu and Wande Coal.

A Fedora is the perfect fashion accessory to many outfits like suits or even compliments casual outfits. These are a few ways to rock the look effortlessly.

I would advise getting the Fedora in neutral colors first, such as black, brown and grays, before any other colors, because they work with any other color.

You could pair the classic brown Fedora, which has a wide brim with dimples on the sides, with a grey suit/corporate look or with a pair of jeans and short-sleeved button down shirt. It is versatile and protects you from harsh weather.

You could easily rock a Trilby Fedora, which has a shorter brim that the classic Fedora hat, with a tee shirt and some jeans or you can go a little more dressy with a button shirt, blazer and some jeans.

As far as Nigeria goes, I believe the best type of Fedora hat would be the Panama hat. Due to the light straw fabric it’s made of, it is ideal for a beach look.You could pair it with some summer shorts and a polo shirt for a relaxed look.

The Fedora hat has been around for decades and is still heralded as one of the most fashionable looks for men and ladies. This is because it’s a neutral look that can never be worn wrong. I highly recommend this look for a great wardrobe boost.

Diipo Ayo-Adeusi is an actor, presenter and fashion enthusiast. He has recently moved back to Nigeria from the US where he used to work on stage as an actor. He is Jollof rice and Jollof rice is him.