Microtrend: Bucket Hat

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This hat was featured in numerous worst 90s trends roundups, yet here we are again… You know me, I’m all for ugly trends like monstrous shoes or round sunglasses. We’ll see if it becomes a mainstream thing, but some riskier fashionistas are embracing the bucket hat once more. This article precisely describes sporting the hat as “either looking fly or fly fishing”.

Странные панамки снова замечены на головах уличных модников. В девяностые их носили все, кому не лень, а еще многие их ненавидели. Я лично фанат уродских трендов вроде монструозный обуви или круглых очков. А вам нравятся панамки?

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Obvs, Rihanna is the first lady of bucket hats. And we need celebs to tell us what to wear, otherwise how do we find out?

Рианна – королева панамок. 

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Solid colour ones could be the first baby step into the world of this questionable headwear.

Начать лучше с однотонных.

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Crazy prints are cool too.

Следующий шаг по скользкой дорожке ношения этого сомнительного головного убора – яркие принты.

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Bonus points if your hat is in any way disturbing or offensive.

Лучше, если на вашей панамке есть неприличная или оскорбительная надпись.

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Then there are denim bucket hats.

Ну а джинсовые панамки мы все носили в детский сад.

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It is a menswear trend, originally.

А вот как странно выглядят взрослые мужчины в панаме.

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If you’re still not convinced, take a look at these girls. The proof that bucket hats can look (kinda?) classy.

А если серьезно, настоящему фешаниста не страшна панамка. Вот попробуйте сказать, что это – не круто.

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  • I’ve been wanting to try out hats with my big curly hair. There are some nice styles here. Thanks for linking up at Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

    • Ohh, these will look really nice with curly hair. Share if you do try this look!

  • Oh I’m happy to hear they’re making a comeback! I have a colorful one that I’ve held on to and now I’ll wear ti! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Yana

      Let me know if you post an outfit with your bucket hat, I’d love to see how you rock it!

  • Hi! Good to “meet” you! You look great in the bucket hat! I like cllothe hats ( 20s style) but not sure I would look good in one of these. Like the styles thought. xx

    Thank you for being a part of Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

    • Yana

      Thank you, Jess!

  • Such cute hats – cannot believe they landed on the worst trends list! The printed ones are adorable!

    • Yana

      They are adorable, probably it is the reason why they are disliked. They can kinda look inappropriate on people over 7, you know? I like them anyway. 🙂

  • Thanks for linking up! I like the bucket hat. I have a couple myself! Great page!

    • Yana

      Thank you for stopping by, Carolyn!

  • I don’t have a bucket hat but I think it’s a cute trend! I love the patterned hats!

    Doused In Pink

    • Yana

      I thought I ordered a plain black one from eBay, but it turned out to be printed with burberry knock off check pattern on the inside when it arrived. Lol. I’m not sure I can ever make this one work.

  • I don’t know if I could wear the bucket hat but I think it does look good on some people!!!

    This is a great post! Thanks so much for linking up with Tremendous Tuesday! Hugs! Amber

    • Yana

      Thank you, Amber! I definitely see your point, it is a challenge to make this accessory work. But that’s what makes these controversial trends so fun!

  • I have a lot of these way back and I didn’t know that it’s trending again these days! Woahh!

    Looking forward to see more of your posts. Do you have an instagram account? Maybe we could follow each other. Let me know by leaving a comment on my blog or sending me a request. I’ll follow back 🙂 Thanks!

    IG: @shairangelique

    Have a nice day!


    • Yana

      Thanks, Shaira! This hat is tricky accessory, but it can be styled amazingly. Just today I saw new pics of Rihanna wearing a pink bucket hat!
      I’m @ahandfulofstories on instagram 🙂

    • Yana