When it comes to style and fashion, there are always trends that seem to pop up out of nowhere. Lately we’ve watched celebrities transform their bedroom slip dress into a chic street look, noticed clear sandals and booties have hit both the catwalk and the sidewalks and have taken note that newest trend for the everyday woman is the “dad hat.”
While most are probably wondering what the “dad hat” is, this popular trend is essentially the baseball cap but better. Rocking your dad hat bare is always an option, but why not show what’s actually on your mind? Whether you’re paying homage to Beyonce’s “Lemonade” or showing off that you’re a feminist, dad hats are perfect for good hair days or bad hair days.
Here are a few tips on styling them!
Keeping It Casual
Since dad hats are essentially baseball caps, they are perfect for pairing with a casual outfit. Paying homage to Beyonce, why not let your style critics know that you turn your lemons into lemonade? While jeans are always a look, you might wonder how to style the rest of your outfit with a dad hat.
Picking out your top is definitely one of the easiest parts because you can essentially pick anything. You can keep it plain with a solid color shirt or be a little bolder with a patterned print. While you do want your shirt to stick out, don’t forget the dad hat is the star of the show! For those daring to be bolder, pair your patterned look with a bomber jacket. It’s the perfect touch to polishing your casual style and giving you that “I woke up like this” vibe.
Let’s be honest. Often times when we wear our gym clothes, we’re not even heading to the gym. While passersby might think you just came from doing squats, you really just came from off your couch. Whether you’ve just been in the gym doing crunches or in your living room snacking on a crunch bar, a dad hat is the perfect addition to gym attire. It helps give off that effortless look while also keeping your hair out of your face.
Styling a dad hat for your gym wear is simple. Neutral colored caps are the way to go. Many of us indulge in crazy and eccentric patterns for our gym clothes, so pairing our neon pink leggings with a bright blue cap might lead you to a fashion faux pas. Staying in a neutral range will give you options when you’re feeling like your new orange and yellow leggings might be a look. When deciding on your dad hats for your gym style, stick to black, white, grey, and nude tones.
Sleek & Chic
Dad hats might seem as if they’re only for casual styles, but if you know how, you can definitely dress it up with a few changes! First, ditch your casual sweaters or bomber jackets for a chic trench coat. Instead of going for boots or sneakers, you’re going to need to strut around in some sleek pumps. These two must-haves will immediately transform your look. Similarly to styling your dad hats for the gym, neutral colors are the best way to go. If you’re going for a more polished look, a bright orange dad hat might have you on the receiving end of the worst kind of double takes. Stick to your neutrals and you’ll be slaying your dad hat style in no time.
Dad hats are definitely a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. With the ease that comes with throwing it on top of your head and making a quick statement, it’s no wonder they’ve been popping up all over the internet and your Instagram feed. We’ll definitely be rocking our dad hats until the cold forces us to trade them in for beanies. Until then, make your statement!