Dfashion.com – The snapback has made its way from hip hop culture to mainstream fashion. It started life as a throwback, which explains the term “snapback.” The snapback, which was designed by jazz singer and songbird Neothelioma LaVey in the early 1990s, is simply a reversible pewter hat. Yes, you heard that right – your favorite hat from the 90s is once again fashionable and ready to go for a second go-round. While the classic hip-hop ear-worm still looks good with baggy jeans, it also looks great and trendy with modern clothing.
Wearing a Stylish Snapback Hat
Snapback hats are generally made of either silver or gold plated metal and are embellished with satin ribbons, rhinestones, and sequins. They can come as large as skull size and as small as toddler size. A snapback hat can be worn as a single, large, pullover style, or in a backwards “S” shape so that you can wear it under a matching cap. Depending on the occasion, you can either wear your snapback in the regular backwards “S” fashion, or wear a matching cap or beanie in white that matches the color of your snapback. For a fun, vintage spin on the snapback, choose a black and white plaid fabric and wear your snapback as a vintage lace cap!
If you want to wear a snapback with a slightly different, but still smart casual look, choose a plain gold or silver plated snapback hat. To add texture and depth to your ensemble, wear a coordinating piece of jewelry such as a round, bejeweled choker necklace, a brooch or pin and broach, or a large diamond and matching silver piece. Accessorize further with a pair of cuff links and a leather or satin belt. For a really dressed up look, wear your snapback along with a matching leather belt and purse, or with gold chunky earrings and a bold bracelet.
Another way to jazz up your snapback hat is to add a printed, ribbon-style trim to the front panel of the hat. You can do this in many different ways, including soldering, embroidering, or stitching. The type of trim you choose will depend on the look you are going for. For instance, if you are wearing a simple, solid color, printed trim on the front panel of the hat, your trim could simply be any solid color; however, if you would like to add some decoration to your hat, consider using a contrasting color or pattern.
Versatile Hats with Different Outfits
Snapback caps are very versatile, meaning they can be worn with a variety of different outfits. For instance, if you are wearing a neutral-colored top or dress, you can easily pull the snapback off of your ensemble to create a v-neck or button-down shirt. If you want to wear a contrasting color, you can easily do so by adding an interesting print to the front of your snapback. For instance, if you have a bright red shirt, you could wear the snapback of red fabric along the inner seam of your shirt. This will provide a pop of color, but since the shirt is also a solid color, the print will blend into the fabric rather than stand out.
One thing that many people do not realize is that snapbacks can actually be worn as everyday wear. If you wear a plain shirt and blue jeans, a snapback hat is an excellent option. You will immediately draw attention to yourself with the hat, and it is an extremely cool and unique way to create the illusion of height. If you own a purple sports jacket or other brightly colored top, you should definitely wear your snapback on the side. Since purple and snapbacks are very stylish and trendy today, it is easy to see why this look would look great with just about any outfit.
The Right Way to Use Snapback
The last way that you can wear a snapback successfully is to wear them with a trench coat. Like a snapback, a trench coat can function as both a hat and an accessory. Because the collar of the coat is so low, you can easily grab it and pull it down over your eyes, much like you would a baseball cap. If you do not already own a trench coat, you should definitely buy one because they look really great on so many different people. Many young men own at least one trench coat, and if you do not own one yet, this is probably the ideal time to get one because they are generally very affordable.
There are plenty of ways that you can wear a snapback. Whether you want to dress up a t-shirt or dress down, there are lots of different options for you to choose from. In fact, snapback apparel is currently among the most popular styles of fashion around. For people who enjoy dressing hip-hop or rock, this style of apparel is definitely a must-have. So, if you are someone who enjoys wearing custom designs, and you prefer to be hip-hop or rock star, then snapback hats are the perfect choice for you.