The baseball cap, characterized by an extended peak and a button on top of a rounded shape, has come a long way since it was first worn in the 1900s. Baseball caps were born out of Brooklyn, an early version being donned by the Brooklyn Excelsiors team. Caps are now available in a variety of prints, designs and colors and, aside from keeping the sun out of your eyes, can express more or less any motif you want. They are best matched with casual attire and are the perfect complement for jeans and a tee.
Game On: Taking On Tomboy Style With A Cap
We’re much more than sugar, spice and everything nice—and the same can be said about our wardrobes. There’s more to fashion than flirty florals, and sometimes, our style blurs the gender lines thanks to items like the cap.
Although it’s more common to see one topping off the looks of boys everywhere, we, too, can play ball in the athleisure staple. Combine these other menswear-inspired pieces with your cap and score a stylish home run:
Get your kicks and embrace the baseball cap with a super sporty sneaker. Step away from the sneaker wedges and lace up in a unisex pair that are as hip as you are.
No need to be an athlete to rock one of these. Wear a jersey from your favorite sports team or don a jersey-like tank top with a feminine feel: one with an interesting texture or design that you can take off the court and onto the concrete catwalk.
The muscle tank is a must-have for men who want to show off their arms. A form-fitting one on a woman, however, adds subtle sexiness by showing off her curves without being provocative. With a cap, you’ll look calm, cool and collected.
An aviation-inspired menswear staple, the bomber jacket can take your ensemble up, up and away. Take a twist on it by finding a less traditional version that stops at your thighs rather than at your waist. Make your look ultra luxe with a jacket that has leather detailing like your baseball cap.
Sometimes, all a girl wants is a little legroom. Be one of the boys for a day by trading in your too-tight skinny jeans for ones with a boyfriend fit and let loose with your hair pulled back beneath your cap.
Usually borrowed from your boyfriend—with or without his permission—an oversized sweater is your go-to on lazy days. Take it from sloppy to stylish by finding a cap of the same color and pairing it with tailored trousers.
Take on the tomboy style with a borrowed-from-the-boys baseball-style cap. Ladies, it’s time to step up to the plate and play ball.