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Trend Alert: Bucket Hats

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The ’90s style is back with a bang!

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Hate it or love it, but Bucket Hats are trending hard right now thanks to the fashion brigade led by the likes of Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, BTS, Justin Bieber, Ranveer Singh, cricketer Hardik Pandya and a plethora of female actors and supermodels like Hailey Bieber, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Alia Bhatt and more. While they work brilliantly with streetwear, Bucket Hats have officially crossed over from a street-style essential to an everything essential. You NEED one. Seriously! No, you WON’T look weird!


We assure you that you don’t literally have to walk around wearing a bucket on your head! The Bucket Hat gets its name due to its wide, downward-sloping brims that resemble an inverted bucket! This headgear’s origin story is interesting: It wasn’t designed to be fashionable, but practical. The Bucket Hat was invented in the early 1900s, as a means of protecting Irish fishermen from the rain—the wide-brims shielded them from rain hitting their eyes and necks. In the 1960s it made the transition from being a functional piece to being a trendy one!

Since then, it has fallen in and out of fashion’s trend cycle over the decades, but has been worn by everyone from—hip-hop royalty to fashion icons across Hollywood and Bollywood—earning some serious style cred!


The best thing about Bucket Hats are that they can be worn both during summer and the rainy season. In summer, it can shield your face and neck from the harsh sun, and during monsoon, these can protect your eyes/neck from rain. The trick of wearing this hat lies in being smart about what you wear with it. Here are a few key pointers….


For weekend escapades, team a T-shirt or a Cuban-collared shirt and sneakers with chino shorts for a laid-back vibe. Or pair a white tee with basic denims and sneakers! Basic black and grey bucket hats will work on most outfits, and are a safe bet!



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A white long-sleeved tee or a button down shirt with khaki jeans or pants paired with a neutral-hued Bucket Hat and oversized glasses will take you from office to after hour drinks. Team it with a black and white canvas shoes for a sophisticated feel.


Bucket Hats and formal wear can sound like chalk and cheese, but it’s doable! Team a blazer with a crew-neck tee with dress pants/trousers and sneakers for a monochromatic and edgy look!


Ease into this trend by wearing Bucket Hats in solid classic shades like—camel, tan, grey, white, navy and black. You can even go for ones with monograms, paisley/Nature prints. If you’re feeling really brave, go for ones in on-trend neon-like Beiber or tie-dye like Pandya; just make sure to team them with monochromatic outfits to make sure that the hat’s the statement piece!


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This style isn’t for the faint-hearted. You must have the CONFIDENCE to step out wearing it, but 2021 is the year to DO IT!


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