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This Year’s Must-Have Accessory - The Bucket Hat

This Year’s Must-Have Accessory - The Bucket Hat

This Year’s Must-Have Accessory - The Bucket Hat

A favourite by 80s style leaders like LL Cool J and Run-DMC, the bucket hat is back. This hat is versatile and easy to wear. It’s ideal for those who don’t take themselves too seriously. Legendary part of old school streetwear, the bucket hat brings a nostalgic reminder of the Def Jam era. Although this hat has made a huge comeback, it has not completely vanished from the headwear scene completely. If this accessory has always been a favourite of yours then hey, you’ve never been out of fashion! One of its major features is its simple, comfortable design. The bucket hat can be worn by anyone, with anything, making it a welcome addition to your wardrobe.


How to Style Your Bucket Hat

The bucket hat was originally a utility hat used by fishermen and workers. In the 80s, it gained popularity in the early hip hop scene - especially in streetstyle and activewear. Worn with sweatsuits, sneakers and statement accessories, the hat was a fun alternative to ball or trucker caps so popular back then. If you’re wondering how to style this hat, here are some ideas:



Look for black hats that will go with everything without being too over the top. Low-key versions are simple enough to work with activewear as well as jeans, sneakers and hoodies. Include a bucket hat to finish off your look combined with a pair of old-school sneakers, baggy track pants and an oversized jacket or skinny jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual, mainstream look. The best thing about minimal hats in black or other monochrome tones is that they will never clash. You’ll be able to wear them with anything you own, easily adding to your look in a subtle, cool way.



Try accented hats with a bold, colourful splash of colour to stand out. These will elevate a wide range of outfits. Pair with skinny jeans, shirt or tee and jacket, completed by a pair of Chucks. Experiment with a pair of cargo track pants, tee and a windbreaker all in neutral tones so your hat pops. Go bolder with a statement tracksuit or hoodie featuring prints or logos. Bold accented hats are great for those who want to bring back some 80s cool and pattern clashing is the trend right now. Take some inspiration from the Def Jam era and wear them with two-tone tracks and adidas Originals or Stan Smiths. 

Side Step has a wide range of headwear for every look and mood. Shop bucket hats online or visit your nearest store to start shopping now.

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