This One Item Is the Secret to Making Every Summer Outfit Way Chicer


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Picture this: It’s the weekend, the sun is out, and you’re lying by the water as seagulls fly above and the waves crash against the sand. In this idyllic summer daydream, what are you wearing? For me, I’d want to be wearing a designer bucket hat. In my mind, there’s no better piece to invest in for the summer than this trendy accessory because it does all the work for you. Bad hair day? Bucket hat to the rescue. Need to freshen up your summer staples? Add a hat. Want to avoid sun damage? A hat is your secret skincare weapon. A designer bucket hat can solve all woes—it is that accessory, through and through. And while there are a plethora of affordable versions, considering that this style continues to be a favorite among the fashion set, why not invest in one you’ll wear for years to come? 

In that vein, below, you’ll find some of the best designer bucket hats to shop for right now. From raffia iterations ready for a trip to the French Riviera to leather bucket hats that can be worn well into the fall, there’s something for everyone ahead. Fair warning, though: These bucket hats are begging to be bought, so be prepared to pull out that wallet of yours. 

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Jasmine Fox-Suliaman

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.