20 Stylish Ways To Take A Baseball Hat Up A Notch

It doesn't have to be baseball season to don your favorite ball cap. After all, baseball hats are almost as iconic as the game itself, and they're Glam readers' favorite type of hat. Although this fashion staple has been around for more than a century, it was in the 1980s when New Era decided to sell branded caps to the masses that the look really took off. Since then, the hat is no longer just for baseball players and has become a must-have accessory for people of all ages.

The baseball cap has become so mainstream that it even made an appearance on the Met Gala red carpet in 2022 when Kylie Jenner wore one backward with a veil and wedding dress. Basically, if you don't count a baseball hat as one of your go-to accessories, you're missing out.

Besides being practical, the baseball hat can be stylish, too, and a great way to accent any outfit. If you've only worn your favorite ball cap on those bad hair days or when you're in a rush and need to throw on something quick, we've got 20 stylish ways for you to take your baseball hat up a notch from function to fashion.

With a sweatshirt dress and fresh kicks

When you want to look cute and stylish but also casual and effortlessly cool, a baseball hat is the ultimate accessory. This hat looks gorgeous worn over long, beachy waves and paired with a short sweatshirt dress, fresh kicks, and a great handbag. The color of the hat adds just the right amount of contrast while complementing the model's hair color. This is the perfect outfit for running errands or lunch with friends. 

With your best golf attire

We love a monochromatic look, especially this navy blue fit that's perfect for a round of golf. Although visors tend to be worn by many on the golf course, a baseball hat offers just as much shade while keeping your entire head protected from the sun. Not only does this look adorable, but the baseball hat is functional, too!

Baseball cap but make it fashion

Kylie Jenner showed us all that baseball hats don't just have to be styled for baseball games or worn for casual occasions, and this look reinforces that message. Cut-offs and a camo tee worn under a white blazer with heels are a hot look for a night on the town, and the baseball hat adds a fun and playful element to the outfit.

Wear it with a classic denim jacket

We're not sure which is more iconic: the classic denim jacket or the baseball hat. Either way, you can't go wrong wearing these two together. Wear your hair long and loose under the hat for a look that's not only fashionable but also makes getting ready so much faster than having to do your hair. A plain white tee underneath makes for an ideal everyday outfit.

Nothing basic about this black baseball hat

This is the perfect example of how a baseball hat can elevate your outfit and make it more versatile. This sexy, all-black outfit is stunning on its own, but adding a black baseball hat adds an air of mystery to the look that we love. You can keep the rest of the accessories to a minimum when you add a baseball cap.

Denim and heels

There's nothing like a baseball hat to change everything about an outfit. This combination of jeans, heels, and a graphic tee would be a cute look for everyday wear, but when you add the baseball hat, you suddenly have a look that's a bit edgier and more fashion-forward than before. A sleek bun at the base of the neck and oversized hoop earrings complete this look.

Travel in style

Whether you're off to the airport on an adventure or heading out for a day full of errands, you always want to look your best. A baseball hat can help with that, especially when worn with a cute outfit like this. A striped tee and leggings are standard weekend girlie wear, but adding a cargo jacket, oversized handbag, and classic ball cap takes this look from basic to influencer-chic.

A flannel's best friend

When you need to run out of the house quickly and don't have a lot of time to get ready, the baseball hat can be your best friend. It can camouflage messy hair and tie an entire look together. It also looks gorgeous when worn with an oversized flannel and cut-off jean shorts. And best of all, it can make you feel cute.

The ultimate gym accessory

Baseball hats may be the ultimate gym accessory. Not only do they look great, but they can help keep your hair off your face while working out. Elastics can be painful and aren't always an option for those with shorter hair. They're also great to throw on over sweaty hair after a hard workout before you have time to hit the showers.

With an oversized blazer

The addition of the baseball hat helps this outfit walk the line between formal and casual. A short onesie looks great worn under this oversized blazer and paired with white running shoes while the baseball cap over loose waves helps create an effortless vibe to this outfit. This is a look that will work both with the blazer and without. 

Loose curls and biker shorts

Want to get another day out of that blowout but are tired of using dry shampoo? Throw on a baseball hat for a perfect cool-girl look that will still show off those gorgeous waves! Biker shorts, a graphic tank, and oversized sunnies are our uniform this summer, and this look has made us add a baseball hat too.

Cardigans are everything

If you live for your cardigan but have been looking for new ways to style it, look no further. The fitted tank and jeans look great together while the oversized cardigan will not only keep you warm but also acts as a cool fashion accessory. The baseball hat adds just a bit of sporty flair to this girly aesthetic. 

Sporty and cute

You can't go wrong with a pair of cargo shorts and a crisp, white tee for a casual day look. But if you're unsure what to do with your hair, a baseball hat is always a great option. The hat is ideal for those who don't want to spend a lot of time on their hair or who don't want to look like they've spent a lot of time on their hair. Choose one that matches your shorts for a cute and coordinated outfit.

On the go in monochrome

Who says athleisure can't be chic? How cool is this oversized cashmere coat worn over monochromatic black leggings and a shirt and paired with grey and white New Balance shoes? The classic black Yankees baseball hat is always a good choice, whether you're a fan or not. This look is so simple yet so chic at the same time.

Add a camel coat

Speaking of chic, there's something about a long, camel-colored coat that will always catch our eye. A plain black hat looks so cool when worn over long, straight hair, and we love how this is styled with tight black pants, a cropped black top, and knee-high black boots. The contrast in the colors creates a dynamic outfit that's also super simple for anyone to pull together.

Braids for days

Let's face it, many of us love a great baseball hat when we don't want to spend a lot of time doing our hair. But that doesn't mean you have to have boring hair when you wear one. Make your braids the center of attention under a cute baseball hat. This side braid stands out when worn with camo pants, an oversized tee, and a classic denim jacket.

With a onesie

Baseball hats look great with the simplest of outfits. This gorgeous blue hat is the only accessory this athletic onesie needs to add just a pop of color for a trip to the gym. Throw on a cute belt bag to grab your iced coffee, and you have the perfect outfit for a casual afternoon coffee date. 

With joggers and a denim shirt

Embrace your inner fashion influencer by recreating this outfit for the ultimate day-date look. All you need is a pair of cargo joggers, a solid-color tee, and an oversized denim shirt to wear with your favorite baseball hat. The iced coffee and LV fanny pack are optional but fabulous.

We're falling for this look

A baseball hat works great when putting together those mid-season transitional outfits. Whether you're looking to keep your head warm or just love a color-coordinated moment, wearing a baseball hat with a long trench coat and jeans is a classic look that will never look bad. This is an outfit that could be worn for any change of season and always look fashionable.

The classic white blouse

What do you get when you pair two wardrobe classics? An effortlessly cool, street-style look. The plain white blouse is a wardrobe staple for many, and when you want to dress it down a bit, wearing it with a baseball hat is a great way to do that. A baseball hat is a simple way to change the entire aesthetic of your outfit with minimal styling.