Of all the recent styles that are coming back from the 1980s and the 1990s, snapbacks are one that have surprised people by how quickly they have been a fashion staple – snapbacksare effectively baseball caps with an adjustable front , meaning that they can flipped and changed depending on your head shape and style. Snapbacks were a big part of 1980s and 1990s sports and rap culture, and are now being worn by celebrities as key accessories.
Snapbacks first made an impact in the late 1980s as a way of adjusting the traditional baseball cap – snapbacks are generally larger, and are used to feature distinctive logos and different sizes – the popularity of snapbacks for sports teams helped them to become a common celebrity choice – a whole culture grew around snapbacks, with deadstock denoting vintage hats that had never been worn, as well as styles like new with tags, and customisation with prints and different logos.
The comeback of the snapback is recent years has been driven by its popularity for rappers and sportspeople, repeating earlier trends – designer and branded snapbacks have been particularly popular, and have gradually become a familiar sight again – some of the more famous snapback wearers include Madonna, rappers Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, as well as Kanye West and Jay Z.
Those wearing snapback hats today tend to have a strong sense of personal style, and know which snapbacks can be best adjusted for their head size – and what outfits to go with them. Brands such as Obey and Polo can be used alongside others like Twisted Soul, while you have a lot of choice when it comes to flattening or flipping the brim – Twisted Soul snapbacks, which are available through companies such as Blue Inc, feature red, navy, white and black hats as options. One of the best features of the snapback is that you can tone things up or down, with flexibility to have a few simple colours on the brim and the main part of the hat, or to cover them in bright designs.
For men, you can wear snapbacks with fitted sportswear such as varsity and baseball jackets, as well as with cargo shorts, polo shirts, and vests – snapbacks work particularly well as a style accessory for the Summer, and can also be made smarter through neutral colours and cutting down on logos – ultimately, though, snapbacks are all about making a statement, while making sure that the colours of the hats don’t clash too much – if you’re going to wear one, try to create the same impact with the rest of your outfit without going too OTT.
The same rules apply for women wearing snapbacks, which can be both practical (they cover up a bad hair day), and capable of being paired with tank tops and sneakers, as well as with 1980s and 1990s retro styles and brighter prints – if you’re going with bolder prints and logos for snapbacks, it’s best to keep the rest of your outfit simple, while occasionally matching snapbacks to neons and other brightly coloured items for a distinctive look during the Summer.
Emily Steves is a fashionable young girl, she is looking forward to the summer and being able to wearing her Twisted Soul snapbacks . Steves is getting ready for the summer already and can be found blogging about different styles to get you through the warmer weather.