Here's How To Style A Bucket Hat | Clozette

How do you wear a bucket hat? Well, the simplest answer would be to put it on top of your head. But kidding aside, we all know that styling a hat is more nuanced than that. It's an accessory that can drastically affect your overall look, so it's always a good practice to carefully consider how you'll incorporate it into your ensemble. Ahead, our top tips on how to style this beloved '90s accessory in 2019.

Pick an outfit with the same colour scheme

You can't go wrong with matching your bucket hat with one article of clothing that you'll be wearing. Just a caution, this usually only works for solid colours. Going print on print may look too overwhelming. If you really want to rock a maximalist look, we suggest you match your printed bucket hat with your bottom piece rather than your top. This will give a nice visual break and balance out everything.

Go glossy

Still deciding on what type of bucket hat to get? Experiment a little on the texture and go for a structured, glossy style. This simple but eye-catching design will help elevate any outfit in a jiffy. Whether you're going for a comfy ensemble or a glam look, putting on this piece will make it more interesting especially if you love wearing all-black outfits.

Make it monochrome

This one is a little challenging to pull off but it can be done with the right pieces. Just remember to stick to two colours that have the same tone. For example, creams and greys are neutral tones, which makes them a good pair for when you're doing a monochrome look. If you want a more colourful palette, you can opt for pastels like lavender and violets. Make sure that your bucket hat falls within your chosen palette for a fool-proof monochrome look. 

Keep it sleek yet trendy

It's a given that wearing a bucket hat will instantly make your look more casual and fitting for street style. But if that's not your jam, you can also keep it sleek yet still trendy by choosing a neutral-toned hat and pairing it with an outfit that features trendy items with a structured silhouette like a well-fitted top with off-shoulder details or stripes print.

Look for classy prints

Remember how your fave '90s celebrities rocked bucket hats with wild prints? If you do, you'll remember how goofy they looked. Instead of going for a tie-dye design, pick classy prints like plaid or gingham. These versatile pieces have that sophisticated touch and will seamlessly match most of the pieces in your wardrobe. 

(Cover photo from: @eggcanvas)

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This March, we're all about achieving that Insta-worthy look — with or without a filter. Getting that glow up is actually easier than you might think. The important thing to do is to get started. Find the style that works best for you, learn that beauty look you've been wanting to try, get that long-overdue haircut and see a vast improvement. But it's really not just about aesthetics; taking care of your health and making good lifestyle choices are also an essential part of the makeover. As for us, we already have our product picks to help us kickstart our journey to Insta-worthy. Keep reading to know why we're adding these items to our collection. 


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Monday blues weighing you down? Get on your week with a brighter mood by catching up on all the happenings this past weekend. From the unveiling of H&M's collaboration with Filipina celebrity Nadine Lustre to Shisheido’s first ever boutique in Malaysia, today’s lineup is sure to give you more excited for the week.

Get ready for summer with H&M's new Swim Essentials Selected by Nadine

H&M Philippines finally gave us a sneak peek of what’s coming our way this 14 March. With summer coming, they’re releasing a Swim Essentials collection selected by Filipina celebrity Nadine Lustre. If you aren’t equipped for your next trip to the beach yet (or if you just simply want to have more than one swim-ready outfits on hand), head to the nearest H&M store this Thursday. 

Shisheido opens the doors to its first boutique in Malaysia

With Shisheido unveiling their first boutique in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, shopping for your beauty needs is now made even more fun! The boutique features a 4-sided digital LED cube playing content at its heart, as well as various zones where you can try out their latest make-up range. What’s more is that you can experience high-quality facial treatments in their private facial cabin to reveal your most radiant skin.

Say goodbye to dark spots with La Prairie’s new White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire


Experience exquisite skincare and achieve new levels of luminosity with La Prairie’s White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire. Through their Live from the Labs event last Thursday, their director of innovation, Dr. Stangl, introduced the new moisturising cream that seeks to harness the power of light. With Lumidose, a revolutionary patent molecule that inhibits melanin, your dark spots will surely be gone and your skin will be as bright as it can be. 

Live in floral bliss with Dolce & Gabbana’s new line of peony-inspired products


As the season warms up, Dolce & Gabbana launches Peony Eau de Parfum and Peony Lovers Make Up Collection. If you’re all for soft and natural looks, then these beauty products inspired by peony’s freshness might just be the ones for you. The fruity and floral fragrance is available in all Sephora outlets and major department stores in Singapore. Meanwhile, you can get a hold of their refreshingly vivid make-up palettes exclusively at Metro Paragon between 15 and 21 March 2019 and at Takashimaya from 22 March 2019.

Ariana Grande publicly releases the interlude from her worldwide tour


To celebrate International Women’s Day, Ariana Grande tweeted a short interlude her fans have been asking for that was featured her Dangerous Woman tour in 2017. Despite using the biological term “female” in the video’s title, Ariana makes it clear in her tweet that the day and the message is for everyone. “It ain’t feminism if it ain’t intersectional,” she says in following tweets. Say it louder for the people at the back! 

Estée Lauder’s new pop-up wants you to maximise your beauty sleep

Our modern lifestyle and exposure to blue light accelerate skin ageing. But with the help of Estée Lauder's Power of the Night pop-up, you can now further understand your body and how you can boost skin repair. Different interactive quizzes are available in different areas of the venue, so you can fully customise a regimen that’s perfect for your biological cycles. You can visit their exclusive pop-up this 23 to 24 March to discover how you can strengthen your skin with every second of sleep.

(Cover photo from: @nadine)

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