Fashion comes and goes, and bucket hats are here to stay. Well, at least these days! Confession.
For a such long time, I’ve been avoiding bucket hats because I thought it was boring – or shall I say- nerdy.
As a girl with chubby cheeks, I just don’t think a bucket hat flatters my face shape. Well, clearly I was wrong.
These days, bucket hats have definitely come back with a wide range of gorgeous designs.
From vegan leather fabric to always edgy oversized design, the combinations to style a bucket hat can literally be endless.
That said, here are the 8 foolproof ideas if you wonder what to wear with a bucket hat. Enjoy!
1. WEAR A BUCKET HAT FOR A CAUSAL ENSEMBLE
As a bucket hat just looks casual in nature, you can pull off a relaxing off-duty look with it effortlessly.
For a chill weekend look, pair a dusty blue hat with a cropped vest and denim A-line dress.
To add an extra pop, finish off your outfit with an in-style baguette bag, and chunky white sneakers are always the winning option.
For a laid-back yet sexy look, consider pairing the bucket hat with an oversize graphic T-shirt.
If a billowy silhouette is not your thing, feel free to add a belt to cinch your high waist area for a put-together figure.
With this simple outfit, perhaps it’s time to get experimental with the footwear.
For me, I will dress up the look with a pair of snake print ankle boots for a dash of sophistication.
If you think bucket hat and animal prints can’t blend in together, try this out and you will be pleasantly surprised!
2. DRESS DOWN BLAZER WITH A BUCKET HAT
If you wonder how to dress down a blazer, the answer is easy and simple – just throw yourself a bucket hat!
Honestly, I will never think of this combination but obviously, this pairing is the new passion of fashionistas all around the world.
From Instagram to Pinterest, this refreshing combo is just all the rage.
Complement the outfit with a pair of faux leather loafers, this is how you pull off the androgynous look in the most stylish way.
3. WEAR TEDDY BUCKET FOR A DARLING WINTER LOOK
A teddy bucket hat with a bulky Sherpa jacket? This is just way. too. cute.
As a year-round item, teddy buckets are definitely the saver if you want to stay darling during the harsh wintertime.
With the super-soft inner shell and teddy material, it just looks so cozy and warm.
Pair this cutie with an oversize dusty pink corduroy jacket and a pair of cut-off straight-leg jeans, this is such a flattering high street combo during the cold days.
For a diva look, level up your game by wearing the animal prints teddy hat.
It’s not gonna disappoint you if you team it with a fury big coat – they just echos perfectly well with each other!
4. STAY COOL WITH A VEGAN LEATHER BUCKET HAT
If you think it’s never possible to look cool and high-end in a bucket hat, guess what, the vegan leather bucket hat is here to prove you wrong!
For a classy urban look, I will urge you to opt for earthy colors like beige, dark brown, or black for the overall tones.
If you are tall, pairing the bucket hat with a long belted coat is such a killer look.
For me, I will always go for a high-neck wool top and a pair of satin pants for a semi-casual ensemble – this can be the office look for Happy Friday!
5. OPT FOR A CLASSY STYLE WITH SOFT HUES BUCKET HATS
Looking classy is not only about the blazers and silk pants, you can look elegant in a bucket hat as well.
For a feminine yet outdoorsy look, feel free to pair the floral hat with the smock dress and lace-up espadrilles.
If you want to add a dash of retro vibes, Mary Jane heels can be a great option as well!
I’ve come across a bucket hat with a dogtooth pattern and it just looks so high-end. So yes, pattern truly matters.
To go simple, pair the cream bucket hat with a turtleneck top and a pair of straight-leg jeans.
To get the look on point, try out the white jeans instead as white is the magic color that dresses up everything!
Plus, when you have the same color on your head and bottom, this can elongate your figure and make your outfit neat and on point.
6. WEAR AN IN-STYLE OVERSIZE BUCKET HAT TO CONTOUR THE FACE
If you wonder why bucket hat is such a hit these days, that’s because there’s a new design in the bucket hat department – the oversized version.
I don’t have one yet but I must say I am so tempted to buy one now.
As a girl with a chubby face, my head can appear to be smaller visually in the wide-beam hat.
Plus, the oversized design, makes the hat become a statement piece of your outfit in the most spontaneous way.
If your hat may cover half your face, it’s actually perfect timing to try out new hairstyles.
If you just lay down all your long hair in such a big hat, high chance you will look kind of laid-back.
To open up your face a little bit, try out the pigtail braids or messy low bun for a distinctive look!
7. EMBRACE EDGY STYLE WITH A METALLIC BUCKET HAT
For the edgy girls out there, it’s your showtime because a metallic bucket is here waiting for you! Yes, they exist.
To achieve a one-of-a-kind look, pair the hat with chokers and a bomber jacket is always the fail-proof combo.
For footwear, combat boots can give a cool final touch to this outfit.
And if you wonder what to wear during the music festival, I will strongly urge you to try out the tie-dye hat instead.
I mean, how can you look more festive than wearing a pastel tie-dye bucket hat and top set?
8. STYLE BUCKET HAT IN A MONOCHROME WAY
And of course, let’s not forget to style your bucket hat in a monochrome way. F
or the days that you are not in the mood for digging your clothes out and figuring out what to mix and match, just throw yourself a monotone set and you will be fine.
With a set of all-black outfits, this is how to look effortlessly cool in the simplest outfit.
To add a pop of highlight, opt for a pair of white sneakers to spice up the look.
As for the girls who want to stay faithful to a high street look, marry the bucket hat with denim shorts and fishnet tights for a slightly bold look.
That way, the chill vibes of the bucket hat can subdue the overwhelmingness of the tights and make the overall outfit looks more approachable.
For me, I love trying out all sorts of pastel colors because why not?
For a youthful look, pair the light blue bucket hat with a dusty blue shirt and all I can say is it looks universally flattering!
So ladies, here are the 8 tips if you wonder how to wear a bucket hat in a chic way!
I hope that’s useful and let’s dig out your bucket hat and start styling!
- Wear a bucket hat for a casual ensemble
- Dress down blazer with a bucket hat
- Wear a teddy bucket for a darling winter look
- Stay cool with a vegan leather bucket hat
- Opt for a classy style with soft hues bucket hats
- Wear an in-style oversize bucket hat to contour the face
- Embrace edgy style with a metallic bucket hat
- Style bucket hat in a monochrome way
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