OK, I am officially declaring the Boyfriend Trend as the biggest trend of 2012 – 2013. And by boyfriends I don’t mean the hunky lucky bastards in our lives, but their clothes. Ah… what would we do and be (fashion wise) without them? Pardon my shallowness on this one, but we’re talking fashion here, not rocket science. Although in some cases the sartorial side in our lives is crucial. OK. In most cases, if not all.
So following on Coco Chanel’s steps we find ourselves borrowing sweaters, T-shirts, sweatshirts, blazers, even trousers from our men’s wardrobes, translating all these otherwise lifeless pieces into style must-haves, trends and extremely coveted looks. Cause it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it that counts most, hence the return of so many before-regarded-as-boring-items. (a simple black or white boyfriend tee). Continuing our men inspired looks journey we dip not only into clothing items, but also into accessories. One of my fave men accessory has always been the baseball hat. I always found boys who just carelessly threw one on as so hot and cheeky… and it turns out I wasn’t the only one adoring this look so much to emulate it.
But if boys can throw on a baseball hat just about anywhere… why can’t girls do the same? Never underestimate a woman’s capacity to reinvent and mix styles, to play around with fashion. We not only borrowed our men’s baseball hats for casual, sporty days, but ended up wearing this cool head piece anywhere. Even to work, or going out. With heels & skirts as well. Besides its uber cool vibe, a baseball cap is a perfect way to keep your 2nd, 3rd, 4th day hair a secret. Or why not, to protect you form the sun or the rain. Are all baseball hats in? I would think so, all it takes is finding the right one for you, although designers and high street brands are having a blast bombarding us with the most funky baseball hats styles ever. Statement pieces like: leather, studded, colored, texts, printed. You name it. The funkier the better. As a style rule, the key is to just treat it as any hat, any accessory you want to add to your outfit, disregarding its once-only-sporty-trait. Basically what a baseball hat does is balance a very glam or polished look, making it more fun and urban style. Yeah, it takes a while getting used to wearing a baseball hat and heels, but you could start off with a baseball hat and a dress, or a skirt and tennis shoes. See how you feel. For extra hotness and nailing this look 100% you must go wild on accessories (chunky necklaces, big earrings, rigs, bracelets) and bold lips. For more drama, throw in some shades. ;) With the cold season right around the corner, it’s a bit easier pulling off this look, as the baseball cap blends in nicely with any jacket or coat. Shoes wise it goes with both heels as well as flats. Is it really that easy, though? Mixing any baseball hat with any outfit? The trick is to get that effortless, on-the-go look, and find a balance between your clothes and the baseball hat.
For example if you’re wearing a skirt and heels, opt for a T-shirt or a sweatshirt (topped with a leather jacket or denim jacket). If you’re wearing a pretty feminine dress, it may be harder to pull off, but you may choose to color coordinate the baseball hat with the dress, for a polished uniform look, or break the balance with shoes, a sporty jacket, or a shirt tied around you waist. Is there a baseball line one should never cross? I would assume cocktail dresses, uber feminine glamorous outfits, red carpets, posh dinners with the president. Ah, you know… our regular Monday to Friday. :)
Let’s see how others master this look and get fashion inspired… Buy a new one, borrow one from your man, but girl, you need to do this look! It’s cool, urban chic, understated glam in a very cheeky way, badass, edgy, sporty luxe and soooo effortless, it’s irresistible.
Have a lovely weekend! :) xoxo