It may not look like much, but a baseball cap can really take an outfit to the next level. One style in particular, Polo Ralph Lauren’s chino cap, has especially been popular among celebrities and the street-style set. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, and Kendall Jenner have been spotted dressing down a more formal outfit or adding a sporty touch with the effortless accessory. The certified dad hat has a more broken-in look than a traditional baseball cap, and the cotton chino fabric gives off a comfortable yet preppy feel. Best of all, the exact cap is available at several retailers and in various colorways for $50.
Lawrence’s recent looks out in New York City epitomize cool-girl style, and while her designer pieces are expensive, she’s topped off her outfits with the dad hat. She’s worn it in different colors with a crisp, oversize shirt from Polo Ralph Lauren and baggy cargo pants, as well as a simple white t-shirt and black trousers.
Having recently entered her sporty era, Swift is also a fan of the collegiate hat. During a recent outing in NYC on Oct. 26, she rocked the pantless trend in an oversize rugby sweater, long blazer, brown knee-high boots, and the trusty beige chino cap. In September, she threw on a corduroy version of the hat, adding a pop to her casual, all-black outfit while leaving a recording studio. At the US Open last September, Kendall Jenner also wore the same blue cap and a matching knit sweater to contrast her structured, ivory midi dress.
Shop the classic accessory ahead, and see how celebrities have elevated the unassuming dad hat.