Like all fashion items, hat trends also come and go. While there are classics that will be eternally wearable, there are also those that will only be good for a couple of seasons. Here at Kiwi Hats, we are always on the lookout for the best and latest hat trends so that we can also keep you updated with essential hat news, like the bucket hat's strong comeback.
If you are a 90s kid, this latest hat trend will be tugging on your nostalgic heartstrings. You’ve probably seen a couple of your favorite trends circulating around again. From video games to music and fashion, the past couple of years have shown so many 90s fashion resurgence. One of the resurfaced trends is, surprisingly, the bucket hat. You heard that right! That slightly awkward hat has come back with much gusto and all the cool girls and boys are gushing over it.
If you are not familiar with the bucket hat, let us refresh your memory. The goofy-looking accessory was one of the staple accessories in the 1990s, loved by 90s artists like Christina Aguilera, Oasis’ frontman Liam Gallagher, Aaliyah and more. The unique hat is characterized by its bucket shape, which effectively provides shade from the sun, despite being somewhat bulky on the head.
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This hat has been around longer than you might think. The bucket hat first emerged in the 1900s and was traditionally used as an accessory as protection from rain and sun by the fishermen and farmers. The first bucket hats or fishermen’s hats were made of tweed cloth or wool felt. Because of the unwashed wool, the hats were naturally waterproof, making them ideal accessories.
Over the years, it has undergone many style changes and have been embraced by the fashion culture. It reached its peak during the 1990s and disappeared for quite a long time. A couple of years ago, the bucket hat started slowly resurfacing. It was seen in high fashion runways and people embraced the accessory once again.
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Admittedly, we at Kiwi Hats have to say that bucket hats can be a little challenging to pull off. This trend definitely requires a lot of fashion bravado. The best way to style this piece is with casual day wear. Pair them with your favorite jeans or joggers and a simple tee. While it works best with a laid back look, it can also be a great addition to smart casual outfits. When wearing it with more polished looks, stick to neutral colors and basic designs. For street wear, go bolder with edgier patterns.
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