Since the dawn of urban fashion, hats have been the ultimate way to polish off the perfect ‘fit. Whether you’re trying to keep it chill or dial your look up to eleven, they’re the perfect way to add that little something your look was missing.
But with so many possibilities, finding that perfect look can be tough. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips for choosing the right hat to go with your outfit.
Know Your Style
There are dozens of different styles of hats out there, and knowing your options will help you choose the right hat to go with your outfit. If you’re at home in streetwear, you can’t go wrong with these styles.
Whether you’re rocking it forward or backward, plain or embroidered, the snapback is one of the most iconic hat styles in streetwear. Snapbacks go with everything in your wardrobe, but you may find you feel better in different-shaped hats. A few styles and shapes you can choose from include:
- High crown
The beanie is a look that you can remix to fit your personal style. Just like the snapback, you can switch up the look by switching the shape. But you don’t have to buy a new beanie to get a new shape. Keep it loose for a lowkey style, or tighten it up by cuffing it at the bottom.
The bucket hat dominated ’80s and ’90s hip-hop fashion from the heads of artists like Run DMC and LL Cool J. Now it’s back with a vengeance and ready to elevate your outfits. Switch it up by wearing it with the brim folded all the way up or all the way down. Or keep the front of the bucket hat folded up with the rest down.
Play With Color
Color is half the battle when it comes to any look. And when you’re elevating your look with a hat, color is your best friend. Here are a few color style ideas you can make your own:
- Monochrome: pick a hat that coordinates with the color of your fit.
- Polychrome: if you have a hat that highlights two colors—for example, a black snapback with a white logo—pair it with an outfit featuring those colors.
- Color Pop: keep your outfit neutral with blacks or browns, then pick a bold color for your hat.
Style Your Do
Your threads aren’t the only thing that makes up your outfit. Your hair is part of the look, too, and some hats do not play nice with certain dos. For example, ladies, if you want to put your hair up practically, you’ll have to go with a snapback to have a place to put your beautiful locks. But if it’s down, the hat world is your oyster.
From snapbacks to beanies, you can’t go wrong crowning your look with a hat. At our urban fashion store, we don’t just believe it. We’ve got a fire collection of Rockstar Original hats to cap off your look.