March 18, 2022 6 min read

How to Look Good in a Bucket Hat: 

7 Styles

Nobody dresses the same every day, right? If you’re going to the gym, you might wear a racerback back with leggings. Running your errands for the day (target + coffee - obvi) you’ll probably be in jeans, a tee, + tennies. Meeting the girls for brunch in a day dress? The finishing touch to top off any + all of your looks is the incredibly versatile bucket hat! 


womens bucket hat 

How to Look Good in a Bucket Hat

Oh the bucket hat - the friend your wardrobe can rely on no matter what. Bucket hats truly are a timeless design. The brim is slightly sloped downward + the flat, deep crown will complement any face shape or hairstyle, + can be styled to fit wonderfully into anybody's wardrobe. 

You’ll love to dress up a bucket hat with a suit or dress, you can also put on your coziest knitwear + feel like your cutest self when you pair it with your bucket hat. Anything goes with this timeless design + its popularity can’t seem to go away. 

It would be absolutely impossible to find a look that could not be styled with a bucket hat - impossible! This hat style will go with literally everything you have in your closet, in any season, for any event - it’s pretty unbelievable how versatile bucket hats can be. 

Flip the Brim

Show off those beautiful brows below your bucket hat + turn your brim up in the front. Subtlety is one secret to styling you’ll always benefit from, especially when it comes to your bucket hat - changing one slight angle of your brim can take your look in a whole new direction. 

Keep a Low Brim Profile 

Wear your bucket hat as it comes, with the brim turned somewhat down + situate it low to evoke a playful charm with any outfit you’re feeling like wearing that day.

However you decide to wear your brim, styling a timeless bucket hat is one of the most exciting things you can do while you’re getting dressed, no matter what you’re doing or where you’re going. 

 

7 Bucket Hat Styles

 cream bucket hat

1: The Casual Bucket Hat

Your boxy tee + jeans look with a different flair. A white tee with well-worn mid-waisted jeans will always provide you with a cute outfit on a routine day - why not spruce it up a bit with a sophisticated sage bucket hat?! 

Adding a bucket hat to your casual outfits will elevate your look for the day, while you remain cute + comfortable in your favorite go-to garments. Your hat will add a layer of color + style that can be achieved effortlessly. 

 

2: The Athleisure Bucket Hat

sporty bucket hat

Don’t sweat it - you’ll always feel the positive energy when you’re out + about in your neutral pullover + your elegant cream bucket hat

You can wear a bucket hat with confidence + elevate any outfit you have on. The piping details around the brim of the hat ensure that it is made with care + will give it a beautiful finish.

Because it’s so well made, with a textured 100% cotton shell, this bucket hat will look sporty when you need it to + it will absorb well-earned sweat on your most active days. 

 

3: The Dressed Up Bucket Hat

brown bucket hat womens

Your oversized black blazer will never look better than when paired with your brown, beautiful bucket hat. Dressing up for a professional party or a fancy cocktail can be even more of a ball when you have hats to mix + match with your dressy attire. 

Create an unexpected look your friends will adore + your admirers will want to replicate. Fashion is about having fun + being creative with the items in your wardrobe - nothing says chic more than a dressed-up bucket hat. 

 

4: The Knitwear Bucket Hat

What do knitwear + bucket hats have in common? You can wear them all year long + their popularity will always circle back to a trend you’ll want to be here for. 

Bucket hats will keep you warm because they are made of high quality + reliable material that will shield you from the wind + snow. Also, the brim is designed to keep the sun out of your eyes in the spring + summer - making your bucket hat the best all-season hat

 

5: The Streetwear Bucket Hat

summer bucket hat

Sneakers, tee shirts, + bucket hats - you could wear these three items together every day + never get bored or go out of style.  The bucket hat trend was started by fishermen + farmers, but it has evolved into the thing to wear with all of your best band tees + Converse Chuck Taylors. 

80’s hip hop, what a time to wear a bucket hat! With influencers like Run-DMC fitting bucket hats into their everyday streetwear.

The bucket hat became so popular that it stayed a major wardrobe staple into the ’90s + is coming back strong with fashion icons like Rihanna wearing them in various colors + patterns. 

 

6: The Tailored Bucket Hat

Gold pinned with clean lines makes this bucket hat the one to match any structured or form-fitting outfit. With a comfortable + adjustable inner hatband, it’s like the Rylee bucket hat was custom made for you. 

 

7: The Sweats Bucket Hat

Sweats are comforting + fit you exactly how you want them to + a bucket hat is no different. When you have a matching set of sweats that are a pretty lavender pastel color, you can’t go wrong wearing them around with your lavender bucket hat. 

A monochromatic look from head to toe will make even your sweatshirts + pants look sophisticated with the right layers. Top your outfit off with a well-made bucket hat to match + you’re ready to enjoy whatever the day will bring. 

When you wear a bucket hat, the rest of your outfit will benefit from it in the best way, no matter what style you’re going for. 

 

Bucket Hat History

ladies bucket hat

The bucket hat gets its name from the shape of the crown since it’s similar to the shape of a bucket! Some of us recognize the bucket hat from the streetwear style that was starting to be developed back in the ’80s + ’90s, but that’s not the first time the bucket hat was all the rage. 

In the early 1900s is when the bucket hat came to be - it was designed with a purpose in mind, + that was to shield the wearer from sun + sea spray. The brim of the bucket hat still serves that purpose, although it’s mostly about getting points for style now. 

Farmers in Ireland found the bucket hat especially useful for long days laboring outside in the burning sun. Fishermen would wear their bucket hats to protect themselves from the sun, but also from the salty ocean spray from getting into their eyes. 


Bucket Hats 2022

Bucket hats are worn today for comfort in all types of weather year-round, although mostly they’re exciting to style with anything in your wardrobe. 

Whatever your personal style is, whatever events you may find yourself participating in, having bucket hats in your collection of things you love to wear is highly recommended. 

You can dress them up to go out, or you can match them with your casual clothing for a laid-back vibe. You will always look great + feel confident in your bucket hat no matter how you style your hair or what your face shape is. Bucket hats suit everyone


How do You Wear a Bucket Hat Nicely?

women's bucket hat

Because the bucket hat has a clean, well-structured design with beautiful piping details, it's like it was made to be dressed up. 

A more casual bucket hat look would be to bend the brim up in the front. In order to achieve a more formal look, keep the hat-brim turned down + pair it with an elevated outfit. 

 

Do Bucket Hats Protect You From the Sun?

It would be impossible to find another hat that can block the sun from every single angle like a bucket hat can, with that special 360-degree brim. 

It is designed with a downward sloping brim so that the sun will be out of your eyes + off the back of your neck all day long. 

 

How Tight Should a Bucket Hat be?

womens bucket hat

Bucket hats should first + foremost be comfortable, so you can wear them with ease + confidence. You can accomplish your sizing sweet spot with the adjustable inner band. Tighten or loosen it according to what feels the best for you. 

Having the liberty to adjust the size of your hat, depending on your hairstyle that day, is a unique luxury to have in your bucket hat

 

What do You do if Your Bucket Hat is Too Big?

No need to worry about whether it will be too big when you have the freedom to make it smaller with the built-in adjustable inner band.  When you need to fit your hat over your voluminous curly hair, when you put braids in, or a low messy bun, you can adjust it to fit any way you need for the hairstyle you have going on. 

Looking good in a bucket hat is just about the easiest thing you could ever do! With so many outfit + hairstyle options that match with bucket hats, you can wear them anytime + look great. Whatever your personal style is, + whatever occasion you’re dressing for, pair a bucket hat with any look to feel confident + gorgeous. xx



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