In yet another piece of nostalgia-related news, bucket hats are back. And while we might associate this quirky style with Run DMC, LL Cool J and fishermen, cool-girl fashion lines like Ganni and Faithfull The Brand are proving this topper has majorly chic appeal, too. Oh, and did we mention Rihanna is a fan? Here are six fabulous and on-trend outfit ideas, all featuring bucket hats.
Start Easy with Fall Staples
The combination of straight-leg jeans, brown ankle boots and a white tee is the ultimate base for testing any and all fall fashion trends. Keep things super easy and casual with a basic cream or denim hat and a jacket in complementary tones.
Ground Playful Prints with Classic Pieces
Wearing colorful and patterned hats is just as easy as sporting a basic one, we promise. You can even pair them with brightly-colored fall dresses or vibrant blouses, so long as you add in at least one totally classic wardrobe staple like a trench coat, leather moto jacket or non-distressed blue-wash jeans.
Try Head-to-Toe Black
You know how the saying goes: when in doubt, wear black. It’s timeless, elegant, flattering and can even manage to make a semi dorky trend like the bucket hat look supremely chic. Because this type of hat has a substantial brim, stick to clothing that fits closer to the body for a bit of balance (unlike a winter beanie, for example, which looks great with oversize coats and billowy sweaters).
Or Shades of White
Winter whites, creams and vanillas always feel elevated, especially if you add a luxe print like gray snakeskin into the mix. The same proportion rules apply to white as they did to black ensembles, so opt for pencil skirts and longline jackets over A-line cuts or puffers.
Go Fancy with Patent Leather
Just as a pair of straight-leg linen pants will always look more casual than the exact same pair done in leather, so too is the case for bucket hats. Wear a patent leather style in rich brown with everything from plaid dresses to chunky knits and jeans for an elevated fall look.
Tone Down a Power Suit
Sleek suits are trending once again. And while we know the idea of wearing a power suit might be a bit intimidating (especially outside the boardroom), accessorizing with super-laid-back pieces like sporty white sneakers, a simple turtleneck and, of course, a bucket hat can make these two-piece stunners feel all the more wearable.