Ah, the ’90s. We sing your praises for bringing us Tamagotchi's, AOL chat, the Spice Girls, and so much more. Every Y2K trend that makes a comeback brings with it a surge of nostalgia (Think: scrunchies, platform shoes, and choker necklaces), and the bucket hat craze is no different.
Whether you were one of those ’90s kids repping the trend on the playground or you are just now embracing the trend for the first time, there are plenty of ways to bring a fresh twist to this hip-hop style staple from 30 years ago.
Check out these women’s bucket hat outfits inspired by Gigi Pip’s very own Rylee bucket hat.
Bucket hats are the perfect pairing of style and functionality—the brim protects your face from the sun, making it the ideal hat for a hot summer day. Wear your bucket hat to the beach, lake, or pool, then toss it to the side when you take a dip.
The Rylee bucket hat is made of 100% cotton, making it durable and easy to stow away in a beach bag or carry-on as you head out on a tropical vacation. Style yours with a swimsuit and an oversized button-down coverup for a sophisticated twist on the ’90s trend. Or, throw on a tank and cut-off denim shorts for an easy summer look that leaves you ready for any spontaneous adventure.
Good news! No need to put your bucket hat away when summer comes to an end because it’s equally suited for fall and winter. Pair a bucket hat with a cozy, thick knit sweater for chilly days spent reading by the fireplace. Or top off your jeans and trench coat with a bucket hat to protect your fresh locks on a cold, damp day.
The brim will keep the wind, rain, and snow out of your face as you tromp down the sidewalk for school pickup or a dash to the car for your morning commute. And don’t forget to roll up the front brim for a casual, customized look!
We’re not one to proclaim any hard and fast fashion rules. But if there’s one principle we stand by, it’s that an unexpected twist can elevate just about any outfit. So, when you’re seeking a statement with your dressier looks, a bucket hat is the perfect finishing touch.
It’s unexpected, fun, and a little bit funky—ensuring your outfit will make a splash at dinner, a birthday party, or any other occasion. We love the idea of matching a neutral bucket hat with a statement dress or even dress pants and a blazer to take your look to the next level.
Before bucket hats took the ’90s hip-hop scene by storm, they were a wardrobe staple for Irish fishermen—meaning the accessory is rooted in casual style. Naturally, then, a bucket hat is a perfect finishing touch to your classic jeans and T-shirt combo.
Whether you’re wearing a graphic tee, striped top, or your favorite athleisure look, a bucket hat and some cool kicks will add interest to an otherwise basic outfit.
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.