Celebs Are Retiring Their Beanie Hats in Favour of This Winter Accessory

It takes a lot for us to raise an eyebrow, particularly at a celebrity outfit. Spotlighting trends is what we do best, and after years of perfecting our craft, we seldom find ourselves surprised at what people wear. But that’s precisely what happened when we spotted not one but two major fashion muses sporting a somewhat controversial ’90s accessory this winter. 

Of course, given the recent cold snap, we’re all looking for ways to toastify our outfits, and both Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowksi happened upon the same item. Feeling the chill over in NYC, in the space of one week, both Hadid and Ratajkowski stepped out in the very same oversized furry bucket hat. Admittedly, it took a minute for us to wrap our heads around this look, but once we did, we fell head over heels for the gloriously nostalgic turn their wardrobes have taken thanks to this cult winter accessory. 


(Image credit: @emrata)

Their statement hat is a creation by Brit designer Emma Brewin. Handmade in faux fur, this piece is fast becoming a must-have for those who meticulously follow fashion—and we thought you might like to know about it considering you’re already part of this elite group. Naturally, the throwback accessory comes in a rainbow of Y2K-friendly colours, but don’t be fooled; this is no novelty piece.

Emma Brewin’s designs don’t come cheap, and rightly so for the craft and quality poured into them by the independent designer. Still, their price tags aren’t a deterrent for those most dedicated to this aesthetic. Inspired by how EmRata and Bella Hadid have styled theirs? Scroll on, as we’ve broken down their looks into shoppable pieces for you. Interested to see what other furry bucket hats are out there? We’ve charted those for you, too. Don’t say we’re not good to you. 



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Style Notes: Bella uses unexpected accessories and hits of colour to give her off-duty ensemble Y2K appeal. 

1. The Hat

2. The Blazer

3. The Sweater

4. The Trousers



(Image credit: @emrata)

Style Notes: Emily ensures the focus remains on her statement faux-fur hat (and her snake-print boots) by wearing them with an all-black ensemble. 

1. The Hat

2. The Coat

3. The Leggings

4. The Boots


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.