If your hair has been a mess this summer from all the heat, humidity and dips in the pool, your new seasonal savior has arrived. Bucket hats, like everything else 90s, have somehow found their way back into the fashion fold. And before you roll your eyes at yet another throwback trend reemerging in 2018, hear us out because this reissue is giving us life.
The hats were all over the Spring 2018 runways and even sneaked into some Fall 2018 presentations (like Prada and Lacoste). At Hellessy, khaki versions dressed down mini shirtdresses. The guys and girls shared bucket hats at Fenty x Puma with the topper’s neon pink strap accent stealing the spotlight. For Michael Kors’ beachy offering, tie-dye bucket hats helped project that “I’m on vacation” vibe.
Adam Lippes championed wearing bucket hats with everything from matching sets to coats with quilted collars. Not content with the classic, Matthew Adams Dolan reimagined the caps by extending the brim in the back, resulting in a more Western lean. And Rosie Assoulin went matchy-matchy by fashioning hers out of the same material as coordinating scarves and skirts.
While the majority of designers are advocating sporting bucket hats with your fanciest attire, we still prefer to rock ours casually. They work best IRL teamed with your favorite tee-and-jeans look (if you’re opting for a patterned or high-gloss hat, stick with a white tee and basic blue jeans). And don’t be afraid to borrow from the boys. After all, many of the best bucket hats can be found in their department. Take the look into fall by pairing your bucket hat with a complementary jacket for seamless (and seasonless) fun.
To get your collection going, here are 17 bucket hats that scream 2018, not 1998.