This Classic "Dad" Trend Is Getting More Popular By the Day

Earlier this year, the fashion crowd decided to embrace the baseball hat as one of the biggest accessory trends of the season. We saw them integrated into designer collections on the runway, all over Instagram, and even dispersed throughout the street style scene during fashion month. This classic "dad" trend went from being a casual athleisure staple to a forward and trendy adornment across fashion girl's winter ensembles everywhere. Fast-forward to summer 2020 and it's clear that the baseball-hat movement has only become more popular by the day. 

Although this particular summer has shaped up to be nothing like we planned, that has not ceased the outfit ideation amongst fashion girls everywhere. And you guessed it—a lot of those outfits are integrating baseball caps galore. Whether you're feeling bored in the house or are looking for an exciting outfit to try the next time you go to the grocery store, I have laid out seven baseball-hat outfit ideas ahead that will fit your every outing, mood, and aesthetic. From sitting in the sun to spending a lazy Sunday indoors, there is an appropriate place for your all your "dad" hats to make an appearance. Trust me. 


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The Category: Swimsuit Styling 

Accessorize your favorite bikini with ease by throwing a sporty baseball hat on your head and a breezy button-down around your shoulders. 


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The Category: Socially Distanced Meet-Up

Meeting up with your friends looks a lot different these days. While you might feel pressure to put on your jeans for the big occasion, you certainly don't have to. By adding a baseball hat, chain necklaces, and retro sneakers to your favorite sweatsuit, you will have a comfortable yet stylish look in no time. 


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The Category: Bored in the House

It's only natural to feel a tad bored these days, but instead of letting it get the best of you, take that time to experiment with new looks sitting right in your very own closet. A perfect example is this oversize blazer worn as a dress look, although the baseball hat is definitely my favorite part. 


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The Category: Impromptu Photoshoot

Everyone has recently had to get a lot more creative with how they capture Instagram content these days. So if you're looking for a way to spice up your feed, take a cue from this example and use a sheet as a background for your newly assembled baseball hat look du jour. 


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The Category: Checked-Out

Just because you're feeling a little tired at home doesn't mean your loungewear look hast to follow suit. Get creative and mix prints, add a hat, and take a cute picture with your self-timer. 


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The Category: Sunday Scaries

There's no shame in spending your Sunday cuddled-up in your bed. However, if you're sick of that same pair of pajamas you've been wearing nonstop, slip into some briefs, a big T-shirt, and a fun baseball hat. 


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The Category: Walking Your Dog

It's time to take your pup for a walk and the last thing you want to do is change into a more socially acceptable look. Well, if you throw a big trench coat on and tuck your hair into a hat, you don't have to. 

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.