When the sun comes out, there is a sudden avalanche of editors, bloggers and stylists declaring this or that to be the hottest trend to hit fashion. We’re currently in the grips of strappy sandal mania, but in the meantime a very unexpected accessory is quietly on the rise.
Cowboy hats have been over-saturating editorials for the past year or so, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re the only full-brimmed headgear to make a big return. However, their cool, skater cousin has also been reappearing in the cultural consciousness: the bucket hat. Fendi, Gucci, and Prada all had bucket hats grace the runway this past fashion month, but there’s even more specific a style in town: the leopard bucket.
Within the past week, Kendall Jenner and long-time pal Gigi Hadid have both posted photos of themselves in different versions of the leopard bucket. Kendall paired her printed piece with a matching bikini, whereas Gigi Hadid went for a fluffier version by Ruslan Baginskiy.
If you needed any further proof the early 00s are back, here it is. There’s nothing more Y2K-reminiscent than a bucket hat, and no print chicer than leopard. Get yours below.