Spring Topper Trend: The Bucket Hat

Unless you’re a serious trendwatcher, chances are that accessory trends tend to slip by you. To keep you from missing out this spring, we’re highlighting the season’s hottest hat trend — the bucket hat. Known more informally as the fisherman’s hat, there’s more to this topper than its usefulness on the water (move over, Gilligan).

Take some tips from these runway and street styles, and be sure to browse our selection of bucket hats to find your perfect fit:

Hat of the Season at Fedoras.comHow to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Louis Vuitton had the bucket hat plastered all over their runway showcase. While the above look may not be completely wearable, it sure gives inspiration for every guy looking to go a little nautical this season. On a casual spring day, try a polo or lightweight tee, a cardigan, khaki shorts, and a sleek bucket hat much like this one.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Another great look from the creative minds of LV. We love the seaside/resortwear feel, which is perfect for spring. Add some variety to an otherwise monotone look by sporting a button-up chambray shirt with your chino shorts, boat shoes, and cap. This bucket hat is a close match!

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

The bucket hat was the topper of choice in E. Tautz’s Spring 2013 Menswear Collection. We like this version of the modern suit paired with shorts, sandals, and a hat. If you’re feeling too stuffy on top, unbotton the blazer, lose the tie, and roll up the sleeves for a look that’s a little more lowkey. Try this bucket hat for the complete look.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Another look from E. Tautz’s runway show, this one calls for a round of golf, a trip to the country club bar, or a weekend at the Hamptons. Try a pair of pastel-colored shorts, a sweater, oxfords, and button-down — and if you’re feeling extra bold, match your bucket hat to your shorts. For this look, try our Hamptons bucket hat, which comes in a variety of colors with printed linings.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Interested in something a little less casual? This ultra-versatile trend is easily dressed up! We love the idea of pairing a bucket hat like this one with a lightweight sweater, jeans or slacks, loafers, and contrasting socks for chillier spring days.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Are you an outdoorsy type? We love mixing and matching camouflage by layering the print in various shades and sizes. For a less bold approach, try camo shorts, a plain colored vest, and a cargo jacket with this camo-green Bailey of Hollywood.

How to wear the bucket hat - men's 2013 spring trend

Between meetings, the bucket hat is easy to throw on with your typical office gear. Keep it professional and simple with a pair of khakis, a jacket, sweater vest, button-down, and a cotton bucket hat. It’ll help keep the sun out of your eyes, too.

Forget the typical baseball cap or trilby this season, and add a bucket hat to your cap collection stat!


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