Have you ever seen a trend start to trickle into your Instagram feed, gain momentum, and then suddenly appear everywhere? Even more likely, have you ever seen such a fashion phenomenon occurring right before your eyes and think to yourself I don't think I'll ever pull that off? Us, too. We see so many trends that we love in theory but can't imagine outside of that theoretical space, actually manifesting IRL in our closets.
I think this is due in part to a desire to have everything you wear be defined by whatever personal style you've set out to achieve. Consider yourself a minimalist? It's likely you're not wearing mixed prints. Maybe you self-describe as a classic person sartorially. Well, we're guessing you shy away from anything Balenciaga is putting down its runways. Moral of the story is, you never know you'll like something until you try it out.
For us, one of these trends is baker boy hats. The retro-inspired topper had a major comeback this year, with designers showing the coolest leather, checkered and corduroy versions. On models and It girls, the look was covetable, but we still found ourselves wary of how it would look on us. Thankfully, we have the most stylish community of WWW readers who also love testing out the styles of the season. So we're taking notes from all of you on how to accessorize with an of-the-moment baker boy hat.
Pairs well with freshly cut flowers and shots of espresso.
Give your coziest knits a stylish refresh with the addition of this cool topper.
Don't be afraid to be extra. This Who What Wear reader's look is bold in the best way possible.
Look extra cool with vinyl pants and fresh white sneakers.
Even for coffee runs, the cute cap makes your hoodie and sneakers look anything but sloppy.
Try out a bright color like this reader did.
This look is the epitome of casual cool—a delicate balance we're constantly trying to achieve.
Embrace French motifs with a neck scarf, vintage-inspired sweater, and this retro cap.
...or head straight to Paris and don the hat with a flirty dress the way this chic reader did.
While, yes, you can dress up the cool hat, we're equally in love with how it transforms your wardrobe essentials. Case in point: ankle boots, skinny jeans, and a cozy sweater have never looked cooler.
The contrast brim gives this hat an elevated touch.
Wear with a leather jacket and combat boots.
For those with edgier style.
Red and black are a classic combo in our book.
The rope details give this cap a nautical vibe.
This pretty shade of blush will look so good with a breezy dress.
It's all about the black chain detail on this topper.
Red corduroy. Need we say more?
If your vibe is more minimal and pared-back, this tan suede hat is for you.
Wear with a red sweater to tie the colors together.