Mini Trend: Baseball Hats

These sporty mainstays are popping up in all new ways.

By: Michelle Thomas

After spring’s dalliance with athletic-inspired everything—perforation, varsity jackets, and wedge sneakers, to name a few—it seems only fitting that headwear would move beyond fedoras and Panamas to the playful world of baseball caps. But take note: no team logos allowed. Instead, these cheeky caps are reimagined with a style-centric spin. Try feminine lace. Sassy studs. Shiny silver. Luxe leather.

Here’s the key to making sure the cap says trendy, not “bad-hair day”: Balance the tomboyish vibe by keeping the rest of your look polished and girly. Pair with a cute little sundress, or skinny jeans and feminine stiletto pumps. Wear your hair down, in loose waves. Maybe add a swipe of ultra-bright lipstick.

Ready to get in the game? We found 12 cute caps, from South Moon Under’s raffia take to Kate Spade Saturday’s eye-popping floral, to get you started.

Top row: Acid-washed hat with suede brim, $38 at Free PeopleBusy floral cap, $35 at Kate Spade Saturday; black leather cap, $40.73 at Asoscap with small square pattern, $35 at Kate Spade Saturday.

Middle row: Raffia hat, $22 at South Moon UnderXhilaration floral hat, $9.99 at Target;  floral hat in pink (also available in blue), $16.99 at South Moon UnderBrian Lichtenberg FĂ©line embroidered twill cap, $70 at Net-a-Porter.

Bottom row: Metallic paper straw hat, $38 at Free People; Collection XIIX Pop Lining lace cap, $20 at Nordstrom; Tracy Watts silver cap with contrast stitching, $65 at Nasty Gal; spiked cotton cap, $30.55 at Asos.