Thank Your Dad For The Next Big Thing in Street Style: Dad Hats
Street fashion is all about looking hip, uniquely stylish, edgy and most of all, youthful, right? And that’s precisely why plain old T-shirts and bowling shirts are often looked over – because they are normally worn by our dads and uncles, who, well, are not as “youthful” as we see them.
But the real challenge is to keep it stylish no matter what we have. After all, we have been learning to make the most out of what we have right?
So whether it is a plain T-shirt or a bowling shirt, we need to make them look as hip and fun as we want them to be (check out our blog on how to style bowling shirts here).
Now there is something else we can borrow from our dads. And this time, we are not improvising it. We are just going to copy his style and call it a day.
It’s dad hats people. And they are pretty much everywhere now.
For those of you who are a little confused here, let me give you the run-down on everything you need to know about #DadHats.
What are they?
So dad hats or dad caps, as they are called are basically baseball caps of sorts, except that they are not as fitted or flat brimmed. They are not regular snap back types either. They are mostly made of cotton or canvas and have a slightly curved brim rather than a flat brim. And of course, as more of a street style staple, they run a little over-sized in style.
About their surface ornamentation, well, sometimes they come with less-than-perfect embroidery and patchwork.
What’s their story?
Well, it kind of started with the normcore. You know, the people who always wear the basics from Gap and Old Navy. They also almost gave us the “dad jeans” trend but thankfully we got over that one.
Then it just went in to a whole round of evolution starting from the basic baseball cap to loose fitting hip-hop inspired hats or caps.
I think it is high time that we stopped labelling dads and uncles as uncool now, don’t you think?
Now let’s see where we can get some inspiration from.
I think we are getting the biggest “yes” on this trend here. Who cares if he’s a dad, he’s definitely the coolest!
If he says it’s cool, then it probably is.
Of course! Who else would we turn to for style inspiration?
Showing us how to rock a dad hat in concert.
Lil’ North West
The little one is already out and about wearing the latest trend. She’s more up to date than your bank pass book!
Like I said, dad hats are everywhere. Try out one of your own. Mix it up a little bit, maybe add a little bling to it. You might just be the next trendsetter.
Author: Bhagya Rose is a die-hard fashion enthusiast, designer and writer, who loves exploring the latest trends in street fashion, indulging herself sans souci in some good old fashioned retail therapy every once in a while and is obsessed with everything Rose Gold.