The Surprising Accessory That Is Key To Keeping You Dry In Wet, Windy Weather

No hood, no problem.

Berets are so last season...

Fact: We lose a significant amount of heat through our heads which is why it's always wise to wear a hat in the fall and wintertime cold. Not only does the accessory keep our heads (and bodies) warm, but it is the perfect practical accessory with which to dress up all of our cold-weather ensembles.

Casual old school hats like beanies, berets and fedoras are nothing but winter staples but this winter, there's a new winter hat - except it's not new, you've actually been wearing it all summer.

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Often seen atop the heads of street-style stars, Instagram-cool-girls and Love Island's Ovie Soko, the '90s bucket hat was the trend to beat last Summer. We even saw it on the runway, from Fendi and Dior to Emilio Pucci. And while we’ve long equated bucket hats with summer beach days (consider it built-in SPF!) and festival season (your answer to hiding three-day-old hair), you don’t have to give them up just because the temperatures have dropped and the heavens have opened.

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These hats help to keep you cool and shaded in the summer sun but will also adapt to cold weather: bikinis become chunky knitwear, glitter makeup becomes frosted skin and best of all, that impossible task of finding a coat with a hood to survive winter is obsolete as the bucket hat is the hood. Simple.

But if your airline lost your luggage or you gave your bucket hat to a stranger at a festival, don't fret because bucket hats have also had a winter makeover. From Prada’s homespun cashmere and wool version to sporty toppers that mix waterproof nylon with plush shearling - there truly is a bucket hat for every potential weather scenario. We’ve also seen lots of fluffy, colourful faux fur bucket hats, and the bucket hat is even tying in another seasonal trend: corduroy.

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Even on the snowiest, most tundra-like day of the week, these nostalgia-inspired caps are the only choice for accessorising this apocalyptic-like weather. No matter which hat you choose, there’s one at every price point - even as low as €10. Leave your beanies and berets at home and shop this season’s coolest, cosiest bucket hats below.

SHOP BUCKET HATS: 

A leather bucket hat will keep you dry and on-trend. 

Faux Leather Bucket Hat, €15.95, Zara

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. 

Reversible Bucket Hat, €29, & Other Stories

Proof bucket hats can look expensive. 

Printed Bucket Hat, €15.99, Mango

Haven't you heard? Olive is the new black. 

Nylon Bucket, €25, & Other Stories

Sherlock Holmes, but make it fashion. 

Check Bucket Hat, €12.99, Pull and Bear

Remember what we said about leather bucket hats keeping you dry and on-trend? Same goes for Vinyl. 

Vinyl Bucket Hat, €20, Topshop

Okay, maybe not the most practical in wet weather but it will definitely keep you warm. 

Leopard Print Fluffy Bucket Hat, €20, Topshop

Subtle neon hues, we see you. 

Bucket Hat, €14.99, H&M

Vans X Sandy Liang Spotted bucket hat in navy, €51.15, ASOS

Iridescent Bucket Hat, €12.99, Bershka

Beige on the outside. Navy on the inside. We're here for a multi-wear hat. 

Reversible Bucket Hat, €12.95, Zara

Buy now, wear now and for the festival season in the coming months. 

Khaki Metalic Tie Bucket Hat, €22, Topshop

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