9 Summer Bucket Hat Outfits That Are Totally Wearable

Who knew this '90s-inspired accessory could be so versatile?

Person wearing an all-white outfit: bucket hat, blazer, skirt, and bandeau
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Seen on the heads of everyone from Kaia Gerber to Rihanna to JLo, bucket hats are today's accessory du jour. So if you're feeling the '90s- and '00s vibe, it's time to work the new-and-improved bucket hat into your #OOTD. Although the throwback headgear was out of sartorial practice for some time, our Instagram feeds are ripe with summer bucket hat outfits, proving that the trend is back with a vengeance. To help you on your way to take on prime bucket hat season, we're rounding up our favorite outfit formulas that incorporate the statement piece. These revamped options are refreshing and totally wearable — no matter your personal style.

Keep scrolling for nine summer bucket hat outfits to try out, stat.

With All Black

Slip into a '90s-inspired black ensemble, complete with flares, a ribbed tank, and — yes — heeled flip flops. The only thing that's missing is that bucket hat, whether you reach for a contrasting white tone or something a bit more colorful.

With Loungewear

Pair your bucket hat with another popular trend: loungewear. When you're slipping into your matching knit set and bralette at home or before running errands, a bucket hat will effortlessly finish off the look, adding a fashionable twist.

With a Sweatshirt-Dress

You know the look: an oversized sweatshirt styled as a dress. It's sporty, fun, and shows just the right amount of skin. Follow in the footsteps of everyone from Ariana Grande to Kourtney Kardashian by adding a simple bucket hat for a little bit of colorful je ne sais quoi.

With Color

A bucket hat is a great way to add a splash of color — or simply some more color — to your outfit. Try a pair of bright plaid pants and a contrasting primary-toned jacket, topping things off with a bucket hat to match.

With a Bathing Suit

Heading to the beach? Trying to look cute while still dressing practically in the heat? With a bikini and an oversized shirt as your cover-up, all your outfit needs is a straw bucket hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.

With Mixed Prints

Go bold with a combination that's sure to make heads turn. Try full-blown pattern-mixing by styling a large-printed bottom with a tiny-printed top. Then, finish off with a bucket hat to effortlessly bring all the colors together with a third print of its own.

With an Oversized Knit

Odds are, your go-to uniform for 80% of the year is a pair of jeans and an oversized knit on top. The only thing it's missing? A bucket hat to add some interest and make it look a little bit different from the rest.

With a Sundress

Use that bucket hat for what it was truly intended: to keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face. When headed out during the warmer months, pair a casual bucket hat with your more dressed-up sundresses to balance things out and make them feel more casual.

With Overalls

There are few pieces more peak '90s than overalls, so fully embrace the decade by slipping into a denim pair and topping it off (quite literally) with a colorful bucket hat in a fun print of your choosing.

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