Posted on December 05 2019
This popular hat from the 90s is now back in style, but without the hip-hop vibe. Today, snapback caps – although still thought of as edgy – are considered stylish when worn with more modern clothing. Skip the oversized t-shirts and uber-baggy jeans and add it to today’s wardrobe. Just be sure you know how to wear one.
Here’s how to pull off snapback caps without looking dated and avoid a fashion faux pas.
What’s a Snapback?
Snapbacks are a one-size-fits-all style cap. They get their name from an adjustable “snap” at the back. They also have six rigid sections that form the crown and feature a wide, flat brim. The six sections result in a high dome providing a distinctive appearance. The dome also offers the cap a larger space for text or logos on the front.
Choosing a Snapback
There are no wrong choices when selecting a cap. They come in a wide variety of designs and colors; find one to match your style and personality. If you’re still not sure which one to choose, think about how you want to look. Are you a sports fan? Then go with the logo of your favorite team. If you prefer to give an understated and cool vibe, stick to something classic and simple in a dark color.
What to Wear with Snapback Caps
Snapback caps always pair well with ripped jeans, hoodies, graphic t-shirts, and other relaxed outfits; however, they can also work great with a more business casual look. Choose a plain, dark snapback without any bold colors or big logos. Pair it with khakis and a button-down shirt in a neutral color. Wear the hat with the brim forward and slightly up so co-workers can see your face. Complete the look with a pair of clean kicks or casual laced shoes.
Never wear snapback caps with a dark suit or formalwear. They work best with casual clothes. In addition, if you have longer hair, don’t pull it through the back of the cap into a ponytail - that’s old school. Just let your hair hang loose or tucked behind your ears with your cap for a more modern, bohemian vibe.
Wearing Your Snapback Forward
Stay classic and wear your cap brim facing forward. It looks cleaner, sharper, and more stylish, although still casual. However, do NOT bend the visor of your snapback. It may have been popular to do so in the past, but today it isn’t. These caps are made with a flat brim and should stay that way. If you like a curved brim, look for a Dad cap or other sports cap to purchase.
Wearing Your Snapback Backwards
The only way to wear your cap backwards is by pairing it with streetwear designs and styles. Be careful – it can look awkward if worn with the wrong clothes. Keep everything casual to look carefree and relaxed. Always be sure to wear the back of your cap at the top of your forehead with the visor slanted downwards toward your neck. Be aware, this is a difficult look to pull off, especially if you’re over 20 years old.
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