How To Wear: The Bucket Hat

A headgear trend that holds water… in more ways than one

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Complement the hat’s hip vibe with a funky shirt. Photo: Showbit

Call it a renaissance of sorts, but designers have been signalling the return of the bucket hat for several seasons now. In Paris, Karl Lagerfeld paved the way with plastic fantastic versions at Chanel last spring; while in Milan, Miuccia Prada topped her vivid prints with cool nylon creations at Prada. Loved by hardworking farmers and fishermen for its durability, rappers brought it to the streets, and since then, this practical topper has become a prized fashion commodity.

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Turn up the volume with splashes of colour. Photo: Showbit

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Give a fashion spin to this versatile item by picking a colourful version and matching it with workwear-inspired pieces such as a parka and denim skirt, then add accents of silver:

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