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10 stylish bucket hats for a cool, 90s-inspired summer

With the blazing summer sun overhead, it’s time to take the hats out of your wardrobe to add to your stylish (and practical) rotation.

Spotted on the Spring/Summer 2020 runways of Peter Pilotto, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and more, the trend for 90s-inspired bucket hats is showing no signs of slowing down at all. Whether you’re looking to protect your hair and face from sun damage, hiding that third-day-hair from spending all your time in lockdown, or even shielding yourself from viral CoViD-19 droplets as much as you can, these 10 bucket hats tick all of the above boxes to ensure you continue cruising through 2020 in style.

Add a touch of whimsy to your look with Isabel Marant’s Milky Way-inspired ‘Haley’ bucket hat, which is crafted from brushed cotton twill, and comes with a tie-dye effect that is totally on trend for the SS20 season.

HK$1,180 from Matchesfashion

Want something lightweight and with a sportier vibe? You’ll love Gucci’s nylon bucket hat. It’s made in Italy and features an eye-catching green hue, complemented by a navy lining. Turn up the brim to reveal the house’s signature Web-stripe print for extra visual interest.

HK$2,708 from Matchesfashion

Parisian millinery house Maison Michel has been specialising in headwear since as early as 1936, so trust when we say they’ll never disappoint when it comes to hats. This ‘Jason’ bucket hat is expertly made in Italy from durable-cotton twill. It’s also lined for comfort, making sure it sits nicely atop all hair styles (and keeping your tousled summer waves, for the most part, intact).

HK$2,485 from Net-a-porter

Sensi Studio has a special respect for traditional artistry that’s carried through every item released by the label — this toquilla straw bucket hat is of no exception. It’s made by Ecuadorian artisans using traditional techniques, then pressed into a bucket shape before weaving a black grosgrain ribbon through the brim for a boost of elegance.

HK$1,069 from Net-a-porter

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Crafted in Italy from tightly woven straw, this wide-brim bucket hat from is Valentino Garavani’s Resort 2020 collection. It comes in a dreamy olive-green colour that is subtly accented with a gold V-logo plaque.

HK$4,500 from Matchesfashion

This is not actually a bucket hat but it shields your hair and entire face so fabulously (that’s the goal these days, isn’t it?) we wanted to recommend this too. Dubbed the bonnet cap, this design is a creation by Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci, who reworked the baseball silhouette by adding an exaggerated brim inspired by headwear from the Victorian era.

HK$4,385 from Matchesfashion

Featuring an oversized floppy brim and a tie-dye pattern, Faithfull The Brand‘s ‘Frederikke’ linen hat will effectively protect your hair and face from sun damage, while bringing a pop of colour to your summer outfits.

HK$665 from Net-a-porter

Inspired by iconic ’90s style, Jennifer Behr’s ‘Mallorie’ bucket hat is made from super glossy satin, with cotton lining and hand-embellished Swarovski pearls for an extra dose of glamour.

HK$1,695 from Net-a-porter

Crochet pieces are a popular choice for the summer season, and we love how Prada has presented a different take to the typical bucket hat with a crocheted version, complemented with a front logo plaque, flexible brim and round body.

HK$3,200 from Farfetch

Looking to the great outdoors for added inspiration, Ruslan Baginskiy has incorporated scouts-inspired patches into the design of this khaki-green bucket hat, which is made from durable cotton canvas and finished with slender neckties for a utilitarian slant.

HK$1,541 from Matchesfashion

10 stylish bucket hats for a cool, 90s-inspired summer

Cindie Chan

Style Editor

Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.

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