Every Cool Girl Is Wearing This Sporty Accessory—and I'm 100% Here for It

It’s not often that the words baseball cap and designer runway come together in the same sentence, but fashion has a way of unexpectedly surprising us with the most unpredictable trends, and this spring, it’s all about the humble sporty accessory and searching for the best baseball caps for women. Designers like Salvatore Ferragamo and Tom Ford infused a casual-cool touch to their ensembles with all types of baseball caps from leather fabrics to fun colors and minimalist styles, inspiring us to try the affordable trend with other items in our closet that aren't leggings (not to mention providing us with the perfect solution for a bad hair day). 

The trend has been spotted on all the coolest fashion people on Instagram and dominated the street style set during fashion month, proving it has some serious legs and is no longer solely reserved for that morning hike, baseball game, or weekend errands. The best part? You probably already own one, but if you are on the hunt for a modern and sleek update, take a look at our cool picks below that are fashion-person approved.


On the runway:
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At Ferragamo, baseball hats came in luxe leather fabrics, which are guaranteed to elevate your casual look.


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Relaxed tailored trousers and pretty high-collar blouses were juxtaposed with minimalist sporty baseball caps in neutral hues at Holzweiler.


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Sultry day-to-night black jumpsuits were styled over string bikini tops and finished with unexpectedly striking all-black baseball hats at Tom Ford. 


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Unique details such as a crochet cap and faux-leather visor were seen at Stella McCartney paired with equally striking statement earrings.


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Billowy white maxi dresses were contrasted with laid-back pink baseball caps at Off-White, inspiring us with striking summer looks we want to copy ASAP.


On the street:
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Pair your minimalist black-and-white outfit with an easygoing baseball cap for a stylishly relaxed look.


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A classic trench coat gets a sporty touch with a New York Yankees cap. 



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Style your sophisticated overcoat and wide-collar button-down with an unfussy black baseball cap for a trend-forward business-casual look. 


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Express yourself with your baseball cap and opt for a one that says something. Bonus if it's in a head-turning hue.


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If you're looking to add a nonchalant yet polished touch to an elegant ensemble, look no further than a chic twill patterned baseball cap.


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Our very own senior fashion editor Ally Payer goes for a tonal beige look in her chic Toteme number. 


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For a lively look, pair bold prints with a bold blue baseball cap.


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Finally, go full-on sporty from head to toe and elevate the look with a sweater thrown over your shoulders.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.