There is definitely a wrong way to style a snapback and we've got all the tea to help you familiarize yourself with the snapback staple piece and how to wear it well.
We know what you're thinking: there's a wrong way to wear a snapback? Yes, there is, but no worries — we here at RSO got your back! But first, let's get filled in on all things snapback. The snapback gets its name from the posterior adjustable strap that "snaps" into place — making this dope accessory a versatile must-have. Unlike baseball caps that are fitted, the snapback is a one-size fit all hitter that gives you options! 'Cause who doesn't love options, right?
Snapbacks originated in the late 1800's when laborers and eventually athletes needed a way to shield their faces from the sun during many hours spent outside. Eventually these hats became a heavily hyped trend and evolved from a simple necessity to an extravagant accessory. This is most evident when hip-hop culture rose to popularity — the snapback trend began to soar concurrently as artists such as N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Tupac and Mobb Deep, among others, famously repped the soon-to-become staple piece. So really, how could anyone hype down such a hyped up accessory by 'wearing it wrong?' Easy!
When wearing a snapback, remember the occasion. Wearing a snapback to most events might be completely fine. But to a wedding, ceremony or other formal occasions? Maybe not the best option! Don't try too hard either! If a snapback doesn't really fit your style, don't force it! There are many accessories and hats that may work better for your specific look. If you try to force a snapback that just isn't fitting YOU, opt for a different style! Finally, NEVER wear it sideways! This is pretty self-explanatory — really, just do not.
Now that we've covered the ways not to wear a snapback, let's get into the dopest way to wear one!
If you mind your own personal brand, you can't really go wrong wearing a snapback. You can style this staple piece in a clean casual type of way for more mature vibes or semi-formal occasions. This consists of button-up shirts, un-distressed denim and semi-formal shoes like the ever smart Chelsea boots or sneakers like Converse, Vans or Nikes. Relaxed, athleisure is also a great way to pair your snapbacks with, and probably one of the more popular snapback paired style trends around today. It's easiest to achieve an equally stylish and comfortable fit with neutral tone hoodies and sweatpants, athletic shorts and baggy tees and tracksuit sets. Ask anyone and they will more than likely tell you athleisure fits are the way to go when rocking snapbacks. Last, but certainly not least, let's not forget the classic streetwear way. Classic street style is not complete without a snapback atop the fit of the day. It's like cherry on top of the dopest fits in the game. Though sufficient without, a streetwear fit just doesn't hit the same as those paired with sick snapbacks.
Now you have they keys to the snapback castle! Keep these Do's and Don'ts in mind next time you're about to rock a snapback fit. This trend is rooted in the game so intricately, so respect the evolution and rep it well with these tips!