Baseball caps have always been a classic staple in everyone’s wardrobe for a long time. Though they originally started in actual baseball fields, shielding players’ eyes from the sun to enhance their skills, caps have matriculated into everyday fashion from team spirit to a simple look going grocery shopping. In college, baseball caps seem to be worn on a lazy day going to class with a crewneck and skinny jeans or simply a trip to the library with an oversized sweater. In any case, they are a well-worn item across UVA’s grounds.
Baseball caps tend to be associated with more a relaxed look, normally being paired with sweats, but this Fashionista had a fashionable twist on the everyday staple. The quilted wool of her cap makes the item stand out from the normal Yankees baseball cap or Virginia Cavaliers’ hats that students usually wear. She paired her hat with a vintage crewneck, skinny jeans and adidas Stan Smith sneakers, which all added to the element of effortless cool of her overall outfit. Her outfit is simple, but each piece stands out in the crowd.
Wearing baseball caps can have a fashionable twist, as shown by this month’s Fashionista. A different texture to the classic shape can add a focus piece on an otherwise simple outfit. They are the epitome of comfort, but can add an element of coolness to an outfit if there is an unexpected change to the classic shape like texture or detail. I feel like they can definitely add a modern element to any normal outfit.
HOW TO: Baseball caps don’t have to be lazy worn with a lazy outfit! Caps with different texture or details can add to a simple outfit and add to an otherwise dull outfit.