Tamara Kalinic
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Bucket hats are making a huge comeback and have quickly gained become the it-hat accessory of the moment. While the history of this hat’s silhouette goes back to the 60s as part of the mod style (even worn on the likes of Audrey Hepburn), the bucket hat has transcended over the years and became popular with fishing enthusiasts as well as the world of hip hop. As of last year, e-retailer ASOS recorded that a total over 45,000 bucket hats were sold worldwide and looks set to continue going up this year.

Audrey Hepburn
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Today, the bucket hat has made its loop back into the fashion circuit and can be seen sported on everyone’s head including your favourite It-girls, musicians, and supermodels. (EmRata was recently caught by the paps sporting this trendy accessory while walking her dog in NYC!)

If you need any more convincing on why you should rock this trend, here are 8 ways to style the bucket hat and the best ones to shop for.

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Colour Pop

Integrate colour into your wardrobe with a statement bucket hat in your favourite hue. Better yet, take your bucket hat look to the next level by colour drenching – a style trend that revolves around dressing head to toe in similar tints. For example, match your bucket hat of choice with a key piece of clothing, such as a blazer or a pair of trousers, in the same colour palette.

Shop these bucket hats: Fiorucci, Eugenia Kim,  Pomelo

Nod To The Neutrals

If you’re not huge on colour, a bucket hat in a neutral tone like a beige can be a great option, as it’ll give a nice contrast to your luscious, brunette locks. It can go with pretty much anything — from a white tee-and-jeans combo or a dramatic crimson get-up.

Shop these bucket hats: Thom Browne, Acne Studios, Isabel Marant

Leather Lover

If you love dressing in leather, the hot style tip for you is to match your statement leather bucket hat with a leather jacket or skirt. It’s a quick and seamless way of playing up your typical get-up.

Shop these bucket hats: Marine Serre, Maison Michel, Pimkie

Plaid Wonderful

It’s plaid and simple. All you need to do to rock this bucket hat style is to match it with a similar  item of clothing in tartan or alternatively, with a neutral-tone outfit for instant sophistication.

Shop these bucket hats: Burberry, River Island

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Patchwork Princess

For the risk-taking fashionistas, you can try your hand at a patchwork-inspired bucket hat, which generally has a stronger focus on unique embroideries, textures, and patterns. You can let the hat speak for itself in an understated LBD or utilitarian outfit. Otherwise, go all out with pattern play by ensuring a strong cohesive silhouette and a mix of prints and designs within the same colour family such as earth tones, pastels, etc.

Shop these bucket hats: DiorGucciFaithfull The Brand

Black Top

You can’t go wrong with a classic black bucket hat. Whether you’re decked out in a chic dress, dressed down, or going for avant-garde – this bucket hat is the finishing touch to your outfit.

Shop these bucket hats: Prada, Off-WhiteTimberland

’70s Tie-Dye

Liven up your outfit with a subtle tie-dye bucket hat that’ll help you get into a groovy spirit. It’s not as in your face as a tie-dye tee but it carries the same youthful energy. Pair it with your favourite maxi dress or jeans and you’re good to go.

Shop these bucket hats: FENTY, Loewe, Zara

Jungle Book

Take a page from the Jungle Book and channel your inner child with a chic zebra or leopard print that’ll remind you of the wonder memories spent at the zoo. Match it with a casual ensemble for an effortless yet elevated look.

Shop these bucket hats: Ruslan Baginskiy, GanniManokhi

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