The return of the bucket hat
Once just the modest hat for the fishermen and farmers of the early 1900s, the bucket hat was propelled into high fashion in the 1960s. Found on the catwalk and in many a trendsetter's wardrobe, this comfy accessory has seen out the eras, sitting atop the heads of everyone from mods and beach bums to hip hop artists and hippies. If you're riding the nostalgic wave of 90s retro fashion then this is the perfect accessory for summer, but it'll also have you sitting pretty when it comes to covering up under the sun. Whether you're heading to the park with friends for a BBQ, or you're looking for some stylish beachwear for your holiday in the sun, the bucket hat is the chameleon of the hat world, taking you from occasion to occasion, in all manner of fabrics and designs.
A heads up on how to style the bucket hat
If you want to channel the mod look of the 1960s, a sporty fisherman hat in cotton is the perfect accessory to top off your summer wardrobe. For men and a fresh take on the trend wear it with a polo shirt buttoned up at the collar, denim cut offs and sliders. If you're lusting after the carefree days of the 80s and 90s, pick a bucket hat with a tough edge, made in a fabric such as leather. Team with a pair of baggy jeans or, high-waisted boyfriend jeans, a vest or thin strapped crop top and plenty of attitude. If you just want a staple bucket hat to throw on when the sun shines and to cover up any bad hair days, pick one in a neutral muted tone to ensure it complements most of your wardrobe. Wear with delicate minimalist jewellery such as stud earrings and a choker necklace to keep it girly and feminine, or team it with a blazer and tie for a smart men's look.