In each decade of fashion, there are few trends that come and go. One of these is the bucket hat. It's an ubiquitous fashion accessory that made its way on people’s heads in the ‘80s and in the 2000s before shortly being declared as out of vogue, only to make a reappearance towards the tail-end of the decade.
Once associated with camping trips and outdoor gear, the bucket hat has earned stylish modifications, making it a street style-friendly accessory and worn with more streetwear-influenced outfits. Now that the 2010s are over, this headwear is clearly not going anywhere, with more styles and ways to wear them emerging this 2020. Could you believe there are ways to wear this hat with dressier themes and frillier pieces? While more eclectic themes and maximalist details surfacing this year, we’re expecting the bucket hat to be worn by style-savvy figures in the coming months. Check out the stylish and 2020-ready ways to wear the bucket hat!
Bucket Hat Outfits to Try Now:
1. Soft, Feminine Details
The bucket hat has always had a sporty, rugged reputation. This year, expect a softer take on the hat with frilly details. Aside from delicate fabrics and a flexible construction, this current iteration of the bucket hat will see ornate details like florals, bedazzled patterns and lace in adorable pastels—just take a look at Anna Sui's Spring 2019 collection!
2. Worn with a Cardigan
Who says bucket hats can only be worn with casual wear? Aside from the usual tee-and-jeans look, you can pair this loose headwear with more cozier pieces such as this cardigan top. Here, Kaia Gerber balances the item with her trusty denim jeans! Plus points if your bucket hat takes centerstage of your outfit by being adorned with busy and vibrant patterns like this logo print!
3. Styled with Animal Prints
Here’s another chic take on the bucket hat: dressed up in animal prints! This funky version on the bucket hat can easily liven up any outfit; we love how this is paired with a leather blazer, a graphic tee and faded jeans!
A bucket hat can add to a monochromatic ensemble, especially when donning electric hues. This hat looks especially fetching in bright colors like green or orange, lending to a colorful look that allows one to stand out in the crowd. So chic!
5. Printed and Oversized
The 2020 take on the bucket hat also favors a larger size, although not large enough to resemble a wide-brimmed hat. Another stylish update also includes large, graphic prints that render the bucket hat from a mere accent to a statement piece. FKA Twigs’ take on the hat shows us how we ought to be wearing the trend this decade.
6. Pops of Color
When in doubt, you can always rely on your bucket hat to save the day. If you're wearing an all-white outfit, you can remedy its monotony by grabbing a brightly-hued bucket hat. By doing so, you can easily liven up your whole 'fit with zero efforts exerted. No more boring OOTDs, we promise!
7. A Polished Take
Looking for a classy hat? This polished, sophisticated iteration resembles more of a hybrid between a bucket hat and a derby ha,t and favors a more structured silhouette. Feel free to pair with any of your smart wardrobe pieces, such as a button-down top and skirt or a tea-length dress!
8. Faux Fur
Other unpredictable styles on the bucket hat are also expected to be in style this year, like this bucket hat covered in fur and prints as worn by Bella Hadid in this brown monochromatic ensemble.
Don't let monochrome dressing feel boring. Add a cool hat with a subtle print to up your tonal look. Take a look at how Laureen Uy does it: She mixed two neutral hues to create a cohesive look, and it further elevated the aesthetic with the logofied bucket hat. Adorable, right?
When it comes to dressing up, colors and prints aren't the only factors you can consider. Take into consideration the fabrication and texture. To demo, we're looking at Reese Blutstein's dashing look featuring a leather bucket hat paired with a light-as-feather organza trench coat. Super cool!