"Dad" Hats Are The Kind-Of Weird, Kind-Of Cool Trend Infiltrating Our Closets

This post was originally published on April 22, 2016.

Like mom jeans, it's a little funny when a stereotype sparks a fashion obsession. And while it took a while to dissociate the denim style from its middle-aged wearers of the '80s (and to learn that it wasn't something all mothers wore), it finally caught on as a must-have pair of bottoms for a whole new generation.

Well, step aside, "moms," because it's time for "dad" style to share the spotlight. You know the general aesthetic we're talking about — picture President Obama in his crisp jeans and polo shirt, teeing up on a golf course in Hawaii, a fitted hat shielding his eyes. Well, that aesthetic may not be true for fathers everywhere, but baseball caps are officially mom jeans 2.0. And the item that's typically associated with little-league games and family vacations is actually becoming a must-have accessory.

In place of beanies, snapbacks, and even berets, the "dad" hat is taking center stage among celebrities and fashion folks, alike, meaning one very important thing: You'll officially never have to worry about having a bad hair day again. Yet another staple being revived thanks to normcore, these typically solid-colored, cotton pieces (and normally embroidered with some type of logo or pop-culture reference) are become a staple in a whole new way. And the best part about that? You probably already own one.

So, grab your favorite pair of worn-in mom jeans (it's a true family affair), a crew-neck sweatshirt, and some white sneakers — and just look to Drake, Kendall Jenner, or even North West for all the styling inspiration you may need. Then, click through our picks to make this look all your own.
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Your punk days are not over.

Stylenanda Safety Pin Detail Cap, $22, available at Stylenanda.
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Keep that millennial-pink trend going strong.

Grand Collection Script 6 Panel Pink Cap, $38, available at Grand Collection.
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Not 2Chainz, but three.

Token Surfboards Chains Cap, $60, available at Need Supply.
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Change it up with a suede version for fall.

Free People Petrol Williamsburg Faux Suede Baseball Hat, $28, available at Free People.
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Made for leather weather, obviously.

Stetson Leather Cap, $65, available at Garmentory.
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This take on the dad hat has a hidden Phenacite crystal sewn inside, which is said to help spark major personal growth.

Advisory Board Crystals Intentions Studio Hat, $54, available at Advisory Board Crystals.
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Make Bey proud.

Ivy Park Logo Baseball Cap, $25, available at Topshop.
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A new kind of "four-eyes."

Harding Lane For Opening Ceremony Eye Hat, $40, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Hit the men's section for the most classic iteration of this trend.

Adidas
Ultimate Hat, $22, available at Adidas.
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The perfect pink touch for your weekend errand outfit.

The Academy Someplace Special Embroidered Hat, $55, available at The Academy.
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The minimalist way to do a baseball hat.

A.P.C. Classic Baseball Cap, $110, available at A.P.C.
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Not-so-mellow yellow.

Rosin Brushed-twill Baseball Hat, $24, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Baseball hats: Just do it.

Nike Ultralight Tour Perforated, $32, available at Nike.
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An alternative to tattooing that rose on your arm.

PrfctoLifestyle Baseball Cap Flower Rose Embroidery, available at Etsy.
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So '90s, so normcore.

Gap Logo Baseball Hat, $19.95, available at Gap.
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#HometownPride.

The New York Yankees ’47 CLEAN UP, $24.99, available at Lids.
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Ideal for blasting "I'm on a Boat."

Ralph Lauren
Washed Canvas Baseball Cap, $38, available at Ralph Lauren.
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Feeling emoji-nal.

Enjoy IRL Cherry Hat, $25, available at Enjoy IRL.
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I "dad hat" in my Calvins.

Calvin Klein Baseball Hat, $39, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Okay, so this one is sold out at the moment, but as one of our favorites, we're bookmarking it and nabbing one as soon as they drop again.

Anti Social Social Club Getting Weirder Cap, $36, available at Anti Social Social Club.
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Rep some Gucci without going overboard.

Gucci GG-print Baseball Cap With Web Trim, $320, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Wear the logo proudly (and unironically).

Patagonia P-6 LoPro Trucker, $29, available at Patagonia.
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