We just wanna look like RiRi.
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Before you get all eye roll-y, just hear us out: Bucket hats are back, and we shouldn't be so mad about it. Yeah, sure, in the mid-2000s you only spotted them on Disneyland dads, babies on the beach, or, like, actual fisherman, but today everyone from Rihanna to Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to the entire A$AP Mob are wearing this '90s staple on a semi-regular basis—and you can thank Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Aaliyah (RIP) for that. So, let's dissect why exactly we should be rockin' a bucket hat in 2014.
1. THEY MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE RIHANNA
Maybe it's just us, but one of our life goals is to look like Rihanna, and this certainly takes us one teeny, tiny step closer. She can't get enough of 'em as of late, and the floral Joyrich one she's wearing court-side (above) is already sold out. See? We knew we were onto something.
2. THEY SIMPLIFY YOUR MORNING MAKEUP ROUTINE
Photo: Opening Ceremony
With the return of every trend comes a re-invention of what once existed, and this "oversized bucket hat" (according to Opening Ceremony's product description) is certainly something we haven't seen before. The downside? It costs $320. The upside? You never have to do your makeup ever again.
3. THEY REPLACE THE GO-TO BLOGGER FLOPPY HAT
These days you can't attend a music festival without spotting hundreds (thousands?) of girls in floppy hats, and, listen, we get it. They protect your skin, keep you from sweating, and are totally comfortable even in the highest temps, but guess what else does those exact same things? *whispers* Bucket hats. Also, if Style2Bones wears bucket hats, so will we.
4. THEY SPREAD GOOD VIBES
Photo: The Urban Relaxation Store
5. THEY ARE THE NEW SPORTY SNAPBACK
Showing your team pride on a baseball cap will seem so old school once you have your hands on these Mitchell & Ness bucket hats. Plus, let's be real: It's time to give that snapback a break or, you know, wash it.
6. ...AND THE NEW SLOGAN BEANIE
Photo: Nasty Gal
Beanies with sayings on them were THE accessory last year, so if you're looking for a way to project your feelings onto the world in the easiest way possible, slogan bucket hats are your best bet.
7. THEY ARE REVERSIBLE
Two hats in one?! What other cap can do that? None! (Ew, we rhymed.)
8. THEY HAVE DRAKE'S FACE ON IT
Real question: who doesn't want a hat with Drake's bb face on it? Yeah, that's what we thought.
9. THEY TRANSITION FROM DAY TO NIGHT
Photo: Haus of Love
You might think bucket hats are only daytime friendly, but lucky for us, these bad boys also come in gold-and-silver hologram so we can seamlessly transition from cubicles to da clurb.
10. THEY ARE AMAZING, CLEARLY
Photo: Nylon Shop
Did you enjoy that pun? Cool, us too. The PVC version of this hat is not only awesome because it was featured in Iggy Azalea's Clueless-inspired "Fancy" music video, but also because it can actually keep your head dry from all the elements (see: rain, snow, wind). The choice is clear, dudes. Swipe up a bucket hat this summer!