8 August 2017

The Baker Boy Hat: Why You Need One

baker boy hat outfit with ripped jeans and fishnet tights

If there's one thing that can make any outfit look now, it's the baker boy hat.

Nautical, effortless and great for a bad hair day (just saying), my baker boy hat has got me feeling all Kate Moss circa 1997.

If you're not convinced that the baker boy cap is the next big thing, read on for the reasons that may just convince you to click **add to cart**.

baker boy hat outfit with t shirt distressed boyfriend jeans fishnet tights blogger street style

The baker boy hat is an accessory by many names: baker boy cap, newsboy cap, captains hat, driver hat... But whatever you call this magnificent millinery creation, it is the one accessory that you seriously need to get your paws on this season.

The baker boy hat has been seen on the likes of Suki Waterhouse and Kendall Jenner is a go-to piece for supermodel legend Kate Moss.

As soon as my ASOS baker boy cap arrived at my door, I was totally in love with its 60s style non-challenge.

So without further waffling, here's why you need the newsboy cap in your life...

1. A Baker Boy Cap Makes Everything Look Effortless

summer autumn 2017 trend baker boy cap

It has that sort of je ne sais quoi that French women seem to be born with. Adding a newsboy cap to any outfit just makes it seem that little bit cooler.

**Puts on garbage bag and baker boy hat and walks out of the door**

2. No More Bad Hair Days

blonde girl wearing baker boy captains cap and minnie mouse t shirt

Sweaty strands? Hair a little more than 'just worn'. Pop on a captains hat and all those hair worries just sail away...

My outfit
Baker Boy Hat: ASOS
T-shirt: Uniqlo*
Distressed Jeans: Boohoo
Bag: Yoins*
Scarf: C/Meo Collective*

3. A Captains Cap Is The Perfect Trans-seasonal Accessory

baker boy hat autumn winter street style look

Although my captain cap proved itself to be perfect for warmer climates, this absolutely gorgeous outfit proves that baker boy caps are suitable for when the mercury starts to drop.

A straw sun hat is just for Summer, but the captain cap is all year round baby!

4. This Photo Of Kate Moss
kate moss wearing a baker boy cap in the 1990s
Ok.... I may have lost all hope of ever looking this cool...

Note to self: the newsboy cap looks amazing with messy pigtails. 

 5. The Newsboy Cap Is Just The Right Amount of Quirky

newsboy cap baker boy hat street style outfit with skirt fishnet tights
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It's quirky enough to make a statement, but isn't all "look at me with my soy latte, hipster beard and Nan's vintage jacket" quirky.

In other words, it's a totally unpretentious way to be a little bit different.

Dear life, may I also have these eyelet boots? **Insert endless heart eye emojis**

6. They Are Just So Darn Nautical
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Anything that screams 'sea' always gets a huge tick from me! Nautical is a trend that is always on style and the baker boy can get you there in one fall swoop.

7. They Are 'Borrowed From The Boyfriend'

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There's something always so wonderful about mashing menswear pieces into an outfit. The captains cap looks like it has been stolen straight off David Beckham's head.

8. They Look Great With Boho Outfits
Cartia mallan mbfwa street style baker boy cap
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Monochrome minimalism not your thing? A baker boy hat doesn't have to always be tough!

As Youtube beauty Cartia Mallan expertly shows, the captains cap looks adorable with bohemian looks too.

9. Their Retro Nature Means They Will Transcend Trends
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Captains caps have been around since the 1960s! Chances our that our Mum and Grandmother may have rocked them themselves!

The retro nature of them means that they are still wearable even when they are not 'in vogue'. Just as pearl necklaces and brogues are always quirky and cute.

9. They Magically Transform You Into Gigi Hadid
gigi hadid wearing baker boy cap in hilfiger campaign
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Ok... so that was totally click-bait. Silly titles aside, Gigi shows just have amazing a baker boy cap can look!

10. They Are Versatile
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Newsboy cap and sparkly jacket= totally dinner and dancing appropriate.

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  1. Your cap is adorable. Love the fish net tights underneath your ripped jeans.

    Inez | My Small World

  2. theres something perfectly Parisian about them and I love it on this outfit you created!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. Rach,
    You are too cute! This hat looks so chic on you! It definitely makes me want to try this look!


  4. You know, I had one for years and probably only wore it handful of times, so I recently got rid of you have me wishing I didn't, lol! It looks so cute on you and I love all the inspo you've shared here, now I need to get one, but this time around I'd get black, the one I had was a brown twill style. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  5. This trend with the hat is actually quite cute! Love your take on styling it btw!

    xo Tina
    IG: @tinasweetheart

  6. This look great on you!



  7. You look adorable! That fishnet outfit is hard to pull-off, and you seemed effortless.

    Jessica |

  8. Looking gorgeous babe!! Hope you're having a great week :)

    XO, Jessi

  9. I actually have one and haven't worn it in a while. This reminds me to get it out of the closet and start styling it. Thanks Rachel!

  10. WOW, this hat suits you so well!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  11. I'm actually looking for one to buy :) I really like it. and you look sexy and gorgeous dear :)
    thanks for sharing info!

    have a nice day

  12. You've definitely sold me on this one. I love hats, I just wish I could pull them off properly. I never like the way they sit on my head. I feel like they're too "flat" if that makes sense. This style might just give me some much needed volume however.


  13. Looking amazing babe!
    Lovely blog:)

    Dimito Michiyo

  14. Hell to the yeahhh gorgeous girl!!! You're looking more Kate Moss circa 1997 than Kate Moss looked circa 1997 in this babin' baker boy hat. I love how you've paired it with dreamy denim and fishnet vibes; you're slaying three trends in one for damn sure!! Adoring how versatile the baker boy hat is, and the fact that it's a match made in heaven with those bohemian vibes is a slice of heaven in itself ;) You've brought the most stunning 60s style bang up to date and I'm totally feeling the trend right about now. Am waiting for you to grace my next copy of Vogue and won't be happy until you do, this needs to happen!!!! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  15. I so wish that I suited hats as I would be all over this look but unfortunately for me I just can't quite pull them off, no matter the style. I love the look you have created here though and the way you have included the fishnets, you look fab! :) x

  16. I have literally been on the hunt for one of these hats for MONTHS now. I just could not find the perfect one when I went to the store! Another thing that's been tricky for me is how I'm going to wear it; I have natural hair that's really poofy and I just don't want my head to look too big haha. I am glad I now have some options to choose from, thanks to your collage. I will figure out how to make it work with my hair later :)

  17. Cute hat! My mom actually wears something like this around.
    Simply Lovebirds

  18. Great look. I love all of the edgy details.

    Kara Aragon

  19. I've been seeing this baker boy hat everywhere and you're right, the trend is so hot and I love all the examples you give and photos to show how you can style the hat with different looks. I am not a hat person because I never think they look good on me but I am so tempted to try this after this post. Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo, Christine

  20. great :)


  21. I love baker boy hats 😍 I am obssesed with them since I was in high school. And omg - how awesome it looks on you Rachel.
    You are rocking that outfit! I love it. Now I need to buy a new baker boy hat. :)

  22. It's a shame I'm not a hat person as you do look so good in yours - it's really nice with the graphic tee. And The retro point had me thinking - I'm sure I've seen a photo of my mum wearing a hat like this somewhere. I wonder if she still has it?

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  23. this look is so cool! Love the fishnet trend!

    X Merel

  24. I love how it looks on you! Usually I buy hats and later never wear them, recently I just learned how to wear boater hat and maybe for fall season I need to consider to buy one baker boy hat. Thanks for doing research on style inspo!

  25. Nice look and this hat looks great on you!

  26. Totally in love with that hat Rachel! Looks perfect on you and your style is really hot! Gorgeous as always!

  27. LOVE this blog post!!

  28. You look amazing. I literally wore an outfit like this when I was in uni. I love hats and have two baker boy hats that I wear in autumn quite a lot. Take care, lovely. x

  29. These photos are amazing!! Awesome look darling! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len

  30. Digging the combo with the fishnets + jeans girl! Great job!
    x Frederique -

  31. Hahahaha if only they could magically transform you into Gigi. And I do think of Kate Moss whenever I think of the baker boy. I'm a hat girl so I totally get it - thou I tend to lean to fedoras for the height and angles it adds. Thanks for the inspo!

  32. Ok I think you have convinced me now that I need the baker boy hat in my life ha ha.
    Hello Kate moss picture boy she can make anything look good right?!
    I love how you styled it too with the fishnets and Denim so effortless and on trend.
    Natalia k

  33. Okay you convince me I need to have one lol!!! Honestly I love to see it in everyone but not sure how would look on me. I have a big head hahaha but maybe I should give it a try. LOVE how you style the hat with the fishnets very cool. Loving all the inso street style too in how to wear it.


  34. I have never tried this hat before even though I love hats so much. I think after reading your post, definitely need to go out this weekend and get one. They do look incredible, add some charm and elevate any outfit. Thanks for sharing such a great content and inspiration.

    happy Tuesday! xx. Gina

  35. Oh yes - you are soooo right! That hat is everything. It's the perfect accessory to many outfits or just to wear around the house in your underwear on the weekends ;-) He, he. I love your styling with the fishnets - very rockstar. Thanks for sharing. J. x

  36. I love this fashion inspiration! The old photos of Kate Moss is so good, and it just shows that this trend is not a trend, but a classic making a comeback. Love how you styled your baker boy hat with distressed jeans and fishnet underneath.

    xo Sheree

  37. I've ordered right the same one today! Also from ASOS, can you imagine! I really love these hats because they add a chic and vintage entourage to each look.
    Can't wait to get and experiment with it! Thank you for this post.

  38. Hey Darling,
    Hows you?
    That Baker Boy Hat looks Fabulous on you:)
    Love the Ripped Denim with the Fishnets:)
    Never thought that this Hat can be as sexy:)
    But definitely need one:) Loved on youuuuuu:)
    Wish you Happy Week
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  39. So true and I literally adore this new trend. The baker boy hat is something I would definitely wear during the autumn season, because it reminds me of Amsterdam by some reason. And I just love that bold style of it. It definitely add some effortlessness to the look. I need it in my life!

    Cheers, Eliza |

  40. I really do need one of these hats! I think they are so cool and make you look so stylish. I am definitely gonna check out some of the options that you have linked because I haven't been able to find anyone on my own!

  41. Ok on the real though. If I tried to wear this I would look absolutely ridiculous. I love how you're rocking it and it looks absolutely fabulous. Especially loving the fishnet underneath the denim. Such a chic look

  42. This has to be one of my fave looks! Especially loving the photos you've shared to show how others have rocked this look! Will definitely be checking one out..

  43. Hey Rachel,
    Frankly speaking, I’m a big fan of baker boy caps! I have 5 of different colors! Actually I use to call it a driver hat.
    So effortless and chic yet so comfy. I love how you paired it with distressed jeans and a T-shirt with a cute print.
    My greatest inspiration for wearing this hat is Gigi Hadid for sure! I just loooooove her style and shows!

  44. I actually own one but I had no idea it's called baker boy hat! I initially purchased mine inspired by that image of Kate Moss you provided - so we are on the same page here! I agree that this accessory always looks so cool and chic - that's why I love wearing it!

  45. I want one!!! The Baker Boy Hat looks so versatile and it's great for both summer and winter outfits!! It kind of slims down the face too!!! I want one so badly

    xx, JEssie


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