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What Is a Bucket Hat and Why Is Everyone Wearing It Now?

Here's the hat you'll wear all summer.
What Is a Bucket Hat and Why Is Everyone Wearing It Now? Here's the hat you'll wear all summer.

The heat has us perpetually looking for some shade. This possibly led to the sudden rise of certain types of headgear, especially since they double as UV protection while giving your look that additional dose of cool. But if you're not part of the straw-hat-wearing populace, then maybe you'd prefer a good ol' fishing hat? Introducing, the bucket hat.

Going back to the 1940s, the bucket hat was traditionally worn by fishermen and farmers as protection from the sun. This was later on adopted by Englishmen to be worn for outdoor activities, like hunting and fishing seeing, as it can conveniently be folded and kept away in their coat pockets. 


Come the '80s, the bell-shaped hat was reborn. We saw them on hip-hop legends like Earl Sweatshirt and Schoolboy Q. Now, we're experiencing another resurgence of the trend as designers, models, celebrities, and fashion influencers pair the bucket hat with modern separates, including aloha shirts, windbreakers, and even swimsuits.

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Bucket hats simply have that je ne sais quoi; it strikes a balance between high fashion and street style without needing to exert too much thought or effort. To see what we mean, cop the looks of these stylish local celebrities who've already discovered the wonders of the bucket hat!

Ida Anduyan demonstrates how to wear print on print this summer. If you're going to wear punchy hues with bold prints, it's wise to break up the patterns like Ida did.


Do as Laureen Uy does and wear your black bucket hat with a tried-and-tested outfit combo: an oversized tee and denim. Trust us, the hat makes all the difference!

Got a black one-piece suit and a printed kimono cover-up you just bought for your beach vacay? Throw in a khaki bucket hat and round sunglasses to turn your basic resortwear outfit into a streetstyle-inspired look.


Silver and blue never looked this good, as Sue Ramirez demonstrates. Balance the brightness of your metallic suit and wear a dark-colored bucket hat.

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