Baseball caps are a great way to instantly add an edge to your outfit, it’s a trend that’s really come from the ground up, street style darlings have been wearing caps to add an offbeat touch to their otherwise super fashionable looks for a few seasons now. The rise of street wear brand Supreme and sportswear inspired Alexander Wang certainly helps to move things along too.
It’s not a trend reserved only for weekends, you can easily work it into your daily wardrobe and even work wear for a touch of quirk. The trick of the trade? Get yourself a black leather baseball cap, not a traditional sports cap. Leather is sleek and edgy, black is classic and goes with everything. It really is the perfect way to update your outfits this autumn.
1 Way – Work it
Get the look: Gap t-shirt, Uniqlo jeans, Zara blazer, Isabel Marant shoes (similar style), Samantha Wills bangle and leather cap from Ebay.
When you have a work meeting that’s a bit more relaxed or a meeting with colleagues, dress as you would normally and just top it off with a cap. I’ve opted for black skinny jeans, white t-shirt, pump heels and a statement blazer in this look, which gives off a sleek yet creative vibe. I’ve tied my hair into a low ponytail, which means the cap can sit neatly on top and if I do need to take it off, I won’t have a dreadful case of hat hair. No one wants that right!
2 Way – Amp up the colour
Get the look: Arnsdorf tunic, BCBG Maxazria shoes (similar style), Michael Kors watch and leather cap from Ebay.
One of the amazing things about a black leather cap is the way it adds edge to the most colourful and girly dresses! The next time you step out the door in a cute dress, throw a cap on, I guarantee you that it’ll work with almost any type of dresses, but it’ll work especially well with above the knee or mid calf length dresses. My arnsdorf tunic is a trusty number I’ve had for a couple of years, I wear it as a dress, I tuck it into my jeans and wear it as a top or over my bikinis at the beach, the orange is the perfect pop of colour. Keep your shoes and accessories simple and classic when wearing something colourful, it’ll help ground the look, so you don’t appear too cray cray.
Hot tip: Wear your hair out to keep the girly vibe through your look!
3 Way – See you on the court
Get the look: Team Tisci t-shirt by Le Plus Dores, Uniqlo skirt, Isabel Marant sneakers, Zimmermann clutch, Benah cuffs and leather cap from Ebay.
Now this is the leather baseball cap in its natural habitat, worn with denim, t-shirt and sneakers. When said sneakers comes with a boost in the form of a hidden wedge, like these Isabel Marant babies, well, that’s even better! Be bold and stand out on the court with a sports inspired t-shirt, this Tisci number has its roots in fashion but it’s also hip so the guys won’t tease you. I’ve kept the accessories in silver tones to lighten up the outfit. My hair, I thought a higher ponytail looped through the back of the cap is perfect as I love the way it bounces around whether you are playing basketball or tennis.
Are you on board the leather cap trend yet? How do you plan to wear yours?