Bucket hats are back and better than ever, emerging as a top trend for summer 2024.

These playful and practical hats offer a unique blend of sun protection, comfort, and undeniable style. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hitting the streets, a bucket hat can elevate your look with a touch of personality.

Luxury goes leisure

The bucket hat has transcended its casual origins and found a home in the collections of luxury brands. Fashion houses like Prada, Loewe, and Loro Piana are all offering their own take on the trend. Prada’s satin bucket hats in bold colors add a touch of glamour, while Loewe’s logo-emblazoned raffia styles offer a playful nod to the brand’s heritage.

Styling Your Summer Bucket Hat

The beauty of the bucket hat lies in its versatility. Here are some tips on how to incorporate this trend into your summer wardrobe:

Casual Cool: Embrace the laid-back vibe by pairing your bucket hat with a flowy sundress, denim shorts and a tank top, or a graphic tee and joggers.

Beach Ready: A straw bucket hat is the perfect poolside companion. It adds a touch of style to your swimsuit and cover-up while protecting you from the sun’s rays.

City Chic: Don’t be afraid to rock a bucket hat in an urban setting. Balance out a flowy maxi dress with a structured bucket hat, or add a touch of edge to a jumpsuit with a cool, printed bucket hat.

Monochrome Magic: Create a monochromatic look by choosing a bucket hat in the same color palette as your outfit. This creates a sleek and polished look.

Pattern Play: Feeling bold? Experiment with mixing patterns! Try a floral bucket hat with a striped top and denim shorts.

Bucket hats are a summer staple that offer both sun protection and a stylish touch. So, don’t be afraid to experiment and find a bucket hat that reflects your unique personality.

Shop for your favourite style from the EW-approved guide of bucket hats below:

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