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Here's How To Style A Bucket Hat

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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. 


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