Accessory Report: The Hat That’s Making A Total Comeback

There’s something irresistibly charming about reinventing an old trend. Lately, we’ve had one our radar, and are excited to report that the military cap is having a moment again, thanks to ladies like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Moss, and more.

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  • From 1960s muses like Brigitte Bardot and Jayne Mansfield, to present-day street style daredevils, the military cap is getting some serious play. Therefore, we suggest you give your beanie a rest and pick up this timeless chapeau instead. Need a little styling inspiration? Click through for 11 awesome ways to wear this hat, and don’t forget to shop our favorites at the end!

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    The ever-so-stylish supermodel stepped out in Los Angeles in a gray Equipment Sloane Cashmere Sweater ($270), Citizens of Humanity Dylan Loose Fit Jeans ($228), and Chloé clutch. She (quite literally) topped her outfit off with a gold-banded Maison Michel cap in a cream hue, giving a laidback, tomboy feel to the ensemble.



  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    If you’re new to the military cap, try an all-neutral outfit, like this street styler. She matched her black cap to her dress, and polished the look off with a cream coat and beige bag. Add definition to the ensemble with a metal belt cinched around the waist!

  • Astrid Berges Frisbey
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    Astrid Berges Frisbey

    The French actress attended the Isabel Marant x H&M launch party in Paris donning the collection head-to-toe, including the wool fisherman’s cap. The oversized cardigan combined with her messy, side ponytail resulted in a chic, effortless look.

  • Saray Martin of Dansvogue
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    Saray Martin of Dansvogue

    We love the Barcelona blogger’s interpretation of the military cap. She tucked her locks into a vintage hat and added a feminine touch with a vintage, printed shirtdress. The key to her outfit success lays in the details, like her rolled sleeves, belted waist, and berry lipstick.



  • Ebba Zingmark
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    Ebba Zingmark

    For a youthful iteration of this hat, pair it with your favorite mini skirt and brightly-colored sweater, like Zingmark. She chose an initialed sweater with plaid contrast sleeves, and wore sheer, black tights, resulting in a look that’s delightfully reminiscent of a schoolgirl.





  • Kate Moss
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    Kate Moss

    When trying out a trend, looking to Moss for styling inspiration is a no-brainer, which is why her recent ensemble while out in London works perfectly for today’s story. She paired her cap with an athletic jacket, black t-shirt, and distressed Mango jeans (similar style here).



  • Iris Gravemaker of Fashion Zen
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    Iris Gravemaker of Fashion Zen

    Winter is an excellent season to pull out your favorite hat, so why not make it the military cap? Gravemaker wore her H&M cap with a cozy Stylish Plus’ Turn-Down Collar Plaid Coat ($54) for an ensemble suitable for all cold-weather occasions!





  • Suki Waterhouse
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    Suki Waterhouse

    Waterhouse’s bohemian take on the military cap shows how versatile this hat can really be. She wore hers with a printed blouse and kept her hair down for a look with undone appeal.

    Get The Look: Kangol Wool Spitfire Newsboy Cap ($31); Vince Camuto Floral Print Peasant Blouse ($35)





  • Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty
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    Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

    A striped shirt’s je ne sais quoi factor is something to be admired, proving true yet again in this outfit, courtesy of Suarez. The blogger paired her striped TOPMAN t-shirt with a ladylike Bardot Frayed Boucle Jacket ($82) and James Jeans High Class Skinny Jeans ($150). She balanced the preppy look with her H&M cap and metal, stacked rings.







  • Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook
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    Andy Torres of Style Scrapbook

    Why not embrace the origins of this stylish cap and don a military-inspired outfit, like Torres? Her gold button H&M Paris Collection blazer accentuated the soldierly feel of her H&M cap. For the rest of her look, she chose a Zara Basic Denim Shirt ($50), Guess Kate Skinny Jeans ($45), and a petite, structured Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Moto Bag ($365).


  • Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad
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    Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad

    Amp up your cap with a cat eye and attention-grabbing jewelry, like Ferragni. She wore her vintage hat while at Milan Fashion Week, and chose evil eye earrings to create a uniquely-accessorized look.

    Get The Look: Indulgems Evil-Eye Drop Earrings ($78); Eugenia Kim Elyse Mod Cap ($253)



  • ASOS

    Baker Boy Cap ($33)


  • Hermes

    Hadriana Hat ($520)


  • Free People

    Lieutenant Braided Hat ($44)


  • Hat Attack

    Luxe Cap In Rust ($50)


  • Brixton

    Fiddler ($34)


  • Laura Cathcart

    Green Leopard Emerald Hat ($625)



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