ACCESSORIES REPORT: Straight Up Strapback

Accessories Report

In way of hats this season, beanies have been every Fashionista/o’s first choice. Yet, as we begin to transition into spring, it seems strapbacks are no longer second best. Every day more and more students are rocking strapbacks to class and events around campus.

Who can blame them? There is something especially trendy yet effortless about wearing a strapback. Such a simple addition to an ensemble can make a big difference in the accessories world.

If you aren’t familiar with strapbacks, don’t fret. Like snapbacks, strapbacks are hats with flat-brims. But, instead of snap fasteners on the back, there is an adjustable leather strap. This leather strap is what gives the hat its unique name. There is merely a slight deviation in the adjustable feature on the hat. Nevertheless, strapbacks are equally trendy and are the perfect accompaniment to any casual or formal look. Try a strapback by supporting a favorite sports team or rocking a funky print.

The same holds true for the Fashionista pictured here. She utilized a strapback to accessorize her ensemble in the best way possible: with bold colors and a unique print. After all, prints are a Fashionista/o’s best friend. Check out these strapbacks in a variety of prints: floral, stars and plaid. Ultimately, strapbacks are an ideal way to make a statement and add a bit of personality.

But, if prints are too much of a fashion risk, there are plenty of other fashionable options. Try a solid color like blue denim or charcoal.

Along with her strapback, this Fashionista piled on the denim, primary colors, a dainty gold ring and high-top sneakers. Everything about this Fashionista’s look is striped down, highlighting her personal style and proving that sometimes straight up, strapbacks are best.

Spotted: Jeremy Scott spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection features strapbacks with gold embellishments.

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