Let’s be real, bucket hats are the ultimate accessory. Not only are they cute and trendy, but they’re functional and protective. Taking you from the mountains to the mall, a bucket hat is that easy to grab, one-stop-shop kind of hat. Originally intended bucket hats were designed with their full, wide brim in the early 1900’s to protect fishermen from the sun and rain. By having a foldable brim fisherman were able to have the rain fall off their hat and stay off their face.
Naturally, bucket hats have come a long way since then, seeing their highs and lows throughout the 20th century from concert stages and music videos to red carpets and runways. Their most recent resurrection in the world of fashion came in 2018 when they were seen dawning the runway of top designers including Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Chanel, and Fenty X Puma.
Nowadays you can find bucket hats in nearly every color, pattern, and material, and on everyone from Rihanna and LL Cool J to the girl next door… or should I say in your newsfeed.
This timeless accessory is one for the books and a safe bet to keep around in your closet this summer season. They’re iconic by design and practical for everyday wear, bucket hats are back and here to stay.
3 unique ways to style your bucket hat:
- Simple white tank or tee with your favorite pair of jeans. Add gold hoops for a fun accessory. Pair with your go-to sneakers
- Everyday black dress with an effortless blazer or coat. Throw on a bold pair of sunglasses to pull the look.
- Go for that perfect oversized look with a baggy tee/sweatshirt and biker shorts. Complete your outfit with a pair of slides.
We included bucket hats from H&M in our 2020 SummerEdit, and they were a hit! Here are some of our favorite creators rocking the bucket hats we sent in our summer send outs: