A few years ago, if you’d asked me about my opinion on buckets hats, the response wouldn’t have been a positive one. My only association with the item was primary school in Australia, where a strict “no hat, no play” rule was enforced daily, meaning that if you didn’t have a wide-brimmed hat atop your head, you weren’t allowed outside during recess or lunchtime.
While the item might have played somewhat of an antagonistic role in my youth, the bucket hat seems to have had quite the makeover in recent years, going from dreaded item to fashion must-have.
With cult brands like Ganni and Faithfull creating them in a myriad of fun prints and contemporary colourways, buckets hats have become hallmarks of stylish people's summer wardrobes. Influencers from Lucy Williams to Amaka Hamelijnck to Anna Sarlvit tend to agree, as the item has featured in more than a few Instagram outfits in recent weeks.
Between tie-dye iterations, denim options and floral-printed versions, there's no denying that bucket hats are back in a big way. Keep scrolling to see how influencers are styling the trend and shop our favourites below.