Although it’s become somewhat synonymous with casual fashion choices, it would be a bad idea for anyone to count out the iconic baseball cap. When it comes to style, this headgear has been the reigning selection of the proletariat, as well as the upper classes, for some time now. Still, many struggle with ways in which to incorporate the iconic hat into their own personal regimes. Here are some ways to rock a baseball cap that will make you shine bright like a diamond.
Go to an Airport-the Bigger, the Better
You haven’t felt famous unless you’ve dashed past the TMZ photographers at LAX or JFK—in a baseball cap. Although the prevailing wisdom is that a baseball hat can make you fade into the crowd, nothing could be further from the truth. Celebrities often use these caps to preserve their anonymity in public, so consider causing a stir this way. Even just walking into a local mall, you’ll be surprised to see how many people stop and stare at you. After all, everyone loves a mystery! Think about the context in which you plan on wearing your hat, and then plan it from there.
Think Outside of the Box
Since baseball caps have been around for a long time now, there are some pretty fantastic vintage ones on the market. And for most of them, you won’t have to shell out $300,000. For some of the best, most original-looking baseball caps out there, it might behoove you to check out Etsy or eBay. Vintage trucker hats are all the rage these days—even the Von Dutch hats that caused so much fashion controversy. But if you don’t know what you’re looking for and you really want to save some dough, your local Goodwill may have some great finds. It may take a bit of digging, but there’s no reason why you can’t find something amazing. You’ll be doing the environment a favor, all while saving money and creating a memorable look that will make all of your friends jealous.
You Don’t Have to Wear It All Day
Remember that fashion statements don’t need to be worn for a long time anymore. In fact, a special trick is that you don’t near to wear your statement baseball hat for longer than a few seconds. If you happen to find a friend’s cap that you love, pop it on for a few seconds. Also, grandfathers tend to own amazing baseball caps. Don’t be ashamed to snag your grandpa’s baseball cap and take a quick snap. Post it on Instagram or Snapchat and—voila!—you’re on your way to becoming a fashion icon.