Sometimes a fashion girl's favorite piece isn't off the runways (or even off the rack) but an often-overlooked, everyday basic. This one especially can serve up surprisingly refreshing results when juxtaposed against an otherwise fashion-forward ensemble. Quotidian basics like plain white T-shirts, old-school sweatshirts, and even sneakers previously reserved for gym class have all been tapped by the fashion set for a statement-making revival. One such item has been particularly popular—and polarizing—to top off just about any ensemble: the dad hat.
For the past couple of years, cool dad hats have made their way into the hands (and onto the heads) of the fashion world's best dressed—from street style stars to our favorite celebrities. For a variety of fashion-girl outfit formulas—whether paired with laid-back athleisure ensembles or finishing off more elevated looks—the dad hat has proven its versatility and staying power. Head below to see how some of our favorite celebrities have been styling their cool dad hats with much success.
Work a chic spin on athleisure like Skriver with statement boots and a sports-themed dad hat.
The singer is a big proponent of the dad hat trend, topping off many of her designer ensembles with the laid-back staple.
Jenner gives her cool-girl outfit a relaxed vibe with her navy dad hat.
Hadid works the dad look head to toe with mismatched sweats in an oversize fit.
As Ambrosio demonstrates, a dad hat never fails to perfectly finish off a workout look.
Smalls gives the dad hat off-duty-staple status, pairing hers with a blouse and shorts, finished off with over-the-knee boots.
Though Hadid typically favors the biker cap as her hat of choice, she has worked a dad hat into an edgy all-black ensemble.
Baldwin proved the dad hat could be a stylish accessory for a night out, sporting a white Balenciaga iteration while out to dinner with Jenner.