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As a big proponent of bucket hats, I generally throw mine on when I’m stepping out for a walk or embarking on a day trip to the beach. But with the resurgence of the ’90s trend — popularized by Megan Fox, who owns a multitude of furry styles; Selena Gomez and Nicola Peltz Beckham, who wore coordinating versions; and Rihanna, who tends toward designer logos — entire outfits are being constructed around the bucket hat.
The casual silhouette has been updated with many different details throughout the past few seasons, including crochet finishes; shearling and corduroy textures; wide, exaggerated brims; and retro prints, from tie-dye to pop-art graphics. Affordable labels like Faithfull the Brand, Em on Holiday, and Frankies Bikinis have even been launching matching two- and three-piece sets, where either a minidress and bucket hat or bikini, sarong, and bucket hat are splashed with the same pattern, for those who prefer to go the monochrome route.
Of course, bucket hats also come in handy from a functional perspective and can easily replace your go-to cozy beanie or sherpa hoodie on a cooler day, especially if you’re opting for a warmer fabric that covers your ears. When it comes to athleisure, it can be challenging to coordinate your sweats with anything other than a baseball cap, but sport brands like Adidas, Alo Yoga, and Nike make a case for the bucket hat instead, churning out iterations that would look good with leggings, high socks, and trainers.
Whether you plan to use your bucket hat for a trend-driven street style moment or grocery shopping ahead of your next workout class, there’s an outfit combination for you to try ahead. Scroll through for some easy bucket-hat ideas that don’t require a ton of overthinking, then shop some of our favorite ones on the market right now.