The Bucket Hat Is Trending And Here’s How You Can Style It

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It makes a comeback every year, our favourite bucket hat! The massive 2020 trend from the Dior and Chanel runways makes its way into 2021, thanks to celebs and influencers sporting it on social media.

But you’d be surprised to know that it first appeared in 20th century Ireland as a functional piece for farmers and fishermen. Yup, this hat design was super useful for them because it features a downward sloping brim that protected them from the sun and rain. It is also said that the American military used bucket hats during the Vietnam war for UV protection. The uber-cool piece then became popular in the late 80s and 90s hip-hop and R&B scene with artists sporting the trend.

Available in multiple colours, prints and textures, the bucket hat is a sure-shot way of making a statement. And we got to say, its relaxed design aesthetic does add a chill vibe to any look. Often worn during the summers, the bucket hat has also made its way into people’s winter closets and has become a versatile accessory. 

Wondering how to style it? These A-listers are here to help.

Jennifer Lopez
Making travel plans post-pandemic? Remember to complete your airport look with a printed bucket hat, just like JLo.
Elsa Hosk
Take notes on colour blocking from the former Victoria's Secret Angel. Style your beach bum look with a peach bikini and throw on a pink bucket hat. A cropped, blue sweatshirt is optional.
Danna Paola
Want to upgrade your basic crop top and jeans combo? Trust the Elite star to show you how. Add a mint green faux fur hat and you're good to go.
Olivia Culpo
Take a leaf out of the American fashion influencer's book and style your white bikini with a solid coloured bucket hat and a matching sarong for your next summer vacay.
Leonie Hanne
Who said you can’t wear a bucket hat in cold weather? German blogger Leonie took the monochrome route by pairing an all-black winter look with a black Chanel hat.
Camila Coelho
Here’s another resort wear look for inspo from the Brazilian beauty. She played with tones and paired her purple bikini with a lilac gingham shirt and broke the colour scheme with a cane bucket hat.
Olivia Palermo
Keep your winter style classy with a faux fur overcoat and a half-solid-coloured half-transparent bucket hat.

- Lifestyle Editor


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