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.
Often seen atop the heads of street-style stars, Instagram-cool-girls and Love Island's Ovie, the '90s bucket hat was the trend to beat this 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.
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makeup becomes frosted skin and best of all, that impossible task of finding a coat with a hood to survive winter is obsolete as a bucket hat is the hood.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.
Even on the snowiest, most tundra-like day of the week, these nostalgia-inspired caps are the only choice for accessorising this winter. 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 winter’s coolest, cosiest bucket hats below.
SHOP WINTER BUCKET HATS:
Vinyl Croc Bucket Hat, €19.36, ASOS
Reversible Leopard Print Bucket Hat, €20, Topshop
Shearling Bucket Hat, €15.99, Mango
Nylon Bucket Hat, €25, & Other Stories
Corduroy & Fleece Reversible Bucket Hat, €29, Urban Outfitters
Knitted Bucket Hat, €14.99, H&M
Houndstooth Bucket Hat, €15.99, Mango
Black Felt Wool Hat, €35, & Other Stories
Rain Hat, €15.95, Zara
Faux-Fur Bucket Hat, €19.36, ASOS
Floral Bucket Hat, €29, & Other Stories
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