For the past several years, bucket hats have been showing up on the runway, in the streets, and at the beach, and they’re still going strong today. From casual outfits to nostalgic looks, there are plenty of stylish renditions you can try.
You don’t need bold, eye-catching outfits to pull off a bucket hat. Contrary to popular belief, bold parkas and retro tracksuits aren’t the only ways to swing a bucket hat. Instead, pick out casual streetwear as the base of your outfit, designed in muted colours. Neutral-toned garments are another great way to build a subtle but stylish outfit with your bucket hat.
Summer knitwear and classic T-shirts are great additions to a streetwear outfit. You might finish off a grey suit with a black bucket hat.
Match your bucket hat with the rest of your outfit. Pick matching coloured garments for your outfit—this might be a jumpsuit, a top and a nice pair of pants, or an oversized jacket. Choose a bucket hat that matches the colour scheme in the rest of your outfit—this helps create a cohesive, stylish look.
You might wear an oversized, solid-coloured jacket and wear a matching bucket hat. You could pair a nice pair of jeans with a matching top and bucket hat.
Textures help add an extra dimension to your outfit. Pair a fuzzy or textured bucket hat with a textured top or vest. Don’t be afraid to wear multiple textures at once—this makes your outfit really eye-catching and dynamic. You can also choose a bucket hat that’s a completely different colour than the rest of your outfit. Draw the eye upward with a brightly-coloured bucket hat, which creates a cool, stylish division throughout your outfit.
Slip into a button-down top or tee and a nice pair of shorts. You can button up your top completely, or leave several buttons undone so your outfit is nice and breezy. Top off your outfit with a solid-coloured bucket hat to really pull the ensemble together.
Bucket hats are a great accessory if you’re trying to stay cool. Pick out a comfortable tank top, along with a nice pair of exercise shorts. As a finishing touch, slip on a bucket hat that matches your outfit’s overall colour scheme. (women)
Bucket hats are an excellent option for in-between weather. These hats are appropriate for all types of weather, including those days where it’s too warm for a heavy coat but too cool to go jacket-less. Slip on a long, thigh-length cardigan, leggings or skinny jeans, and a pair of knee-high boots. As a finishing touch, put on a bucket hat before braving the outdoors.
A bucket hat is a stylish twist on a traditional winter hat. Bundle up in a sweater, along with a pair of long trousers. Layer a thick, warm coat on top, and pick out a bucket hat to complete the outfit.
Bucket hats are a great choice if you’re looking to dress down. Pick out a leather jacket and your favourite pair of ripped jeans, along with a comfy top. Add the bucket hat on as a final, stylish touch to your outfit.
Pick out a black top, jacket, and pair of jeans for your outfit. It’s okay if your jacket has different colour accents on it—just look for something that’s mostly black. Pair this jacket with a dark top and a pair of black jeans. Add a bucket hat and a pair of comfortable shoes to finish off the look.
Trace the bucket hat back to its fashionable roots. Start off your outfit with a 90s-centric top, like a graphic tee or a shirt tied around the waist. Jazz things up with a pair of wide-leg pants, along with a pair of sneakers or platforms. Finish off the look with a bucket hat to create an outfit fresh out of 1995!
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