Bucket Hats and Baseball Caps: A 90s revival
The re-emergence of 90s accessories has dominated on and off the runway and is only set to continue this season as hats sit firmly in several collections. These icons are seeing a streetwear revival as they are set to become a coveted staple in the most fashion-forward wardrobes. From Off-White’s nylon adaptation of the bucket hat to Burberry’s elaborate emblem adorned cap, headwear is getting editor’s stamp of approval this Autumn/Winter.
As this season has seen the 90s staple accessory championed by fashions leading labels, the infamously nostalgic bucket hat is remaining a go-to for mega stars and street style icons alike. In what is said to be one of fashions biggest glow ups, the likes of Isabel Marant, Gucci and Polo Ralph Lauren have tapped into the natural practicality of the bucket hat and taken it to the runway, creating an accessory that adds an elevated personality to any look.
While the nostalgic value is eternally appealing, it’s the polished makeover and clean-cut styles that are fueling the revival. Endless textures create a versatile garment that can elevate any ensemble, while refined neutrals will allow you to safely adopt this trend into your current wardrobe as we travel into AW21. As bucket hats add a dose of ‘cool-girl casualness’ to looks, it is no surprise we’re seeing them on the heads of bloggers and icons so often. Look to these streetstyle photos to see the understated impact of the bucket hat.
The outfit-elevating potential of the baseball cap has gathered pace this season as we’ve seen vintage sportswear dominate the AW21 Menswear and Womenswear runway. This American classic has been sported by icons throughout the decades as notable features include Princess Diana’s effortless off-duty streetstyle (only marginally less iconic than her wedding dress) and it’s brief, but intense, love affair with noughties supermodels, Cindy, Claudia and Kate. Heading into this season, editors at Vogue have addressed the powerful ability of the cap to add a tasteful, yet understated, edge to streetwear as it’s set to become an essential in your weekend wardrobe. This subdued aesthetic is all part of the renewed appeal of the baseball cap as this season’s accessory is added to the repertoire of fashions muses on and off the runway. Take a look at our edit and our inspiration guide to shop AW21’s most iconic accessory.
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