Although it’s known by a few different names — newsboy cap, baker boy cap or fisherman’s cap — this retro hat has become a fashion staple. Spotted on celebs and street style stars at fashion week alike, it’s a simple way to make any outfit instantly chic.
Here are five ways to style this accessory for the playful refresh your wardrobe needs this winter — even if you’re not a hat person.
Style: Keep it Classic
For those who are easing into the trend, wear a classic black or grey-toned cap with a loosely-fitted suit for a casual look that’ll still work for the office. Throw on some vintage shades for a real retro vibe.
Zara plaid nautical hat ($29.90)
Mango baker boy hat ($29.99)
Janessa Leone Mattie fisherman cap ($209 USD)
Opt for a jewel-toned cap for the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Choose complimentary accessories for a truly coordinated look.
Brixton Ashland sailor cap ($50), at Simons
Manokhi velvet baker boy hat ($434), at Farfetch
Hat Attack Emmy cap with interchangeable rope band ($60)
Style: All-Over Neutral
Go into this new year with a clean slate courtesy of a monochromatic look. Pair a light neutral hat with all your other neutrals for simple, fresh look.
Ruslan Baginskiy yellow baker boy cap ($370), at Farfetch
Isabel Marant Evie cotton-drill cap ($175 USD), at Net-a-Porter
Lack of Color Dunes cotton-corduroy cap ($130 USD), at Net-a-Porter
If you’re looking for more of a statement, choose a cap with eye-catching detail like a leather or chain trim. For this style, it's all about the little embellishments.
JW Anderson fisherman leather-trimmed denim cap ($330 USD), at Net-a-Porter
Rag & Bone fisherman suede-trimmed checked wool-blend tweed cap ($195 USD), at Net-a-Porter
Eugenia Kim marina chain-embellished patent-leather cap ($325 USD), at Net-a-Porter
Style: Bold and Patterned
Get outside your comfort zone with a bold patterned cap for a fun look. From a classic houndstooth to a rainbow velvet plaid, the options are endless.
Topshop velvet check baker boy hat ($27.42)
Topshop houndstooth baker boy hat ($27.42)
Treasure & Bond menswear plaid baker boy hat ($50.02), at Nordstrom
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