A bucket hat is not an easy item to wear, I must say so. It is difficult to choose the right bucket hat with a good style and it surely even more difficult to wear it right. With the bucket hat becoming a trendy item for the upcoming summer in 2017, let’s rediscover this iconic hat, how to choose the right one and what the best combinations you can have. Knowing how to wear a bucket hat will definitely make you stand out in the next summer.
So you might wonder why you need to have a bucket hat in your hat collection, right?
A bucket hat, unlike the structured snapback, is unstructured and made of soft fabric. It comes with a moderate wide brim, which is very soft and flexible. It also features air ventilation eyelets on the sides of the hat and chin cord for a more secure fit.
First of all, a bucket hat is for casual styles. It can be easily worn by all people, men, women and kids. And it can be worn for various occasions as well. If you need a hat to go fishing or do gardening, a bucket hat with a moderate brim can provide a lot of shades for your face and neck without blocking your vision. It can also be worn when you go out with your friends, go shopping or just casually walk down the streets.
Not to mention that a bucket hat makes it quite easy for you to pack into a small bag and bring it around with you when you go travelling.
A bucket hat is very easy to care for. Most of the bucket hats can be washed easily by hands or with a washing machine. Then if there is any wrinkle on the hat, you can iron it and it will be flattened in a matter of time.
Let’s now discuss what you need to do in order to choose an ideal bucket hat.
- Material: Most of the bucket hats are made of cotton and cotton blend. Sometimes, it is mixed with polyester or coated for a more water resistant ability. There are also other materials such as denim. However, while denim is young and fun, it is more suitable for a cooler day rather than wearing it out in the sun in the summer.
- Style Variation: You can never find a simpler hat than a bucket hat. However, it still comes with different style variations and the choice of what to have depends purely on your personal preferences. You can choose between a chin strap and a tie. You need to consider choosing a snap up brim or an attached irremovable brim.
- Colors And Patterns: If you like it plain and simple, go for a solid plain color such as white or black. There are also many other colors such as khaki, light blue, olive green and brown. If you want to pursuit a bolder style, go for patterns. There are a lot of patterns for you to choose from including floral and stripes. You can also think about buying a reversible hat so that you can have two colors, two styles to change in one single hat.
Brand: Don’t think that only cheap brands make bucket hats. In fact, bucket hats are iconic items of so many brands such as Rains, Carhatt and Fred Perry. These products are made with high quality material and excellent craftsmanship, which you can be ensured with the reputations of those brands.
A good way to quicken your process of choosing a suitable bucket hat is to look at reviews for the best bucket hats you can find on the market.
Now, let’s go find out how to wear a bucket hat with style, from our experts.
You can easily see a man or a woman wearing a bucket hat in various occasions. A bucket hat is most common seen in a garden or a fishing spot. It is also spotted in many youthful festivals and carnivals. It appears on the beach, in the mountain or in the park, practically everywhere. You might even be surprised to know that you can see some of these hats in the office as well.
Here are some suggested looks you can try with your bucket hat:
1. Casual Look
Perhaps the most common way to use your bucket hat is to use it with your normal daily casual style. Since it is the most popular look, there are a lot of modifications and varieties for you to try as well.
For the top, you can go with a simple T-shirt. In case it is a little bit cooler, probably in the autumn, wear a sweatshirt. Combine these top with a pair of Jeans. A more casual option is a pair of joggers or shorts. On the opposite, wear a pair of chinos to create a smarter look. The best footwear is a pair of trainers.
Color is the thing that you need to pay attention to here. To play it safe, you can wear a bucket hat with a plain, solid dark color such as black. Or you can color match your bucket hat with one piece of your clothing.
If you want your look to be more colorful and playful, you can wear a bucket hat in floral prints, tonal prints or stripes. You can also try neon colored hat to look even bolder. However, make sure that you don’t wear a lot of neon colors in your clothes; otherwise, you might end up looking like a clown and that is for sure.
2. Street Look
If you want to create a bolder and more unique look than just your casual style, take a look at how you can incorporate your bucket hat with your street inspired outlook.
With this style, you are free to try different colors with also different and unique patterns. Keep in mind that no matter what colors you are wearing in your bucket hat, to make your appearance look as smooth and stylish, make sure the color of the hat still matches with one piece of your clothing such as your pair of joggers. Alternatively, your bucket hat’s color can match with the color of other pieces of your accessories such as your footwear or your bag.
And don’t think that men can’t wear floral. In fact, it is totally ok to wear floral and a floral bucket is one of the trendiest items you can have in 2017. It does not make you girly, but surely helps you catch a lot of attention with a trendy and fashionable look.
3. Smart Look
Finally, you can even wear a bucket hat with your smart outfit. Some of you might be skeptical about wearing such an informal hat along with a smart and formal outlook. But it is easier that what you might think about. You can wear a bucket hat with a sweater in the autumn or an Oxford shirt in the summer to create a bold and unique smart look.
Of course when incorporating an informal hat to a less formal pieces of clothing, you should choose a plain solid bucket hat with no pattern. The best choices would be black or white bucket hat.
Here are some final tips to make sure you can wear your bucket hat properly:
- Although you can incorporate your bucket hat into your smart outfit of the day, you should never wear a bucket hat to a formal event such as wedding, funerals or church services.
- A bucket hat is suitable for all hair styles, no matter whether your hair is short, long or curly as it can have a wide coverage and a classic no dressy style.
I hope that with all of the tips above, you could be able to find the one bucket hat that suits your needs and preferences. I also believe that with the guides of the outfits you can wear with a bucket hat, you can have a lot of different looks with a simple bucket hat, whether when it is summer or fall.