Chic Baseball Caps That'll Up Your Athleisure Game

by Eliza Florendo

Nothing says athleisure quite like the white tennis shoe — It's minimalist, its clean, and it's super chic. But if you're looking to up your athletic trend game up another step, the secret weapon is the baseball cap. Ever wonder why celebs like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and bad girl Riri look so effortlessly cool? It's the baseball cap, giving off the I-don't-really-care-and-it-works-for-me look.

When I think chic, I automatically think effortless. It's looking put together, without looking like you tried very hard. Oh, this outfit? I nonchalantly picked it out of my pristine closet without even thinking. That's what I imagine myself saying, but in reality, my closet is a mess of cringe-worthy pieces. I'm working on it, okay?

These days, nothing's cooler than looking like a mix of your grandpa's style and your dad's fashion sense. Looser, structured silhouettes reign supreme, and the boyfriend and mom jean have essentially beat out (but will never replace) the skinny jean. The older, more worn in an item looks, the better. High five for vintage finds!

But if you can't exactly score your father's favorite baseball cap (because maybe, he doesn't want to let go of it yet), there are definitely some super cool ones out there that'll give you that cool dad look in a pinch. Maybe, one day, you can steal his favorite glasses and denim jacket, too. If he ever lets go.

Below, find the coolest baseball caps out there that'll have you looking like the coolest kid in the class.

1. The Quilt

Free People Quilted Denim Baseball Cap, $28,

With a chambray shirt, this cap would be perfect. I'm all about denim on denim.

2. Animal Print

& Other Stories Faux Fur Cap, $60,

Sometimes, you want to stray away from minimal.

3. Two Tone

Rag & Bone Felt Baseball Cap, $125,

This hat is like neutral heaven.

4. Leather Lovers

Kate Spade New York Leather Baseball Cap With Bow Detail, $248,

Let your inner bad girl out.

5. Adidas

adidas Originals Trefoil Cap, $17,

Nothing's better than an original.

6. The Faded Cap

American Needle Washed Canvas Baseball Hat, $24,

Perfect for that just rolled out of bed look.

7. For Floral Lovers

Oui Nous Hat, $71,

If you're into a little pattern, this one's got your name all over it.

8. Speckled

Goorin Brothers Rube Vintage Baseball Cap, $34.95,

This subtle print adds just the right amount of detail.

9. Colorblock

AEO Colorblock Baseball Hat, $15.95,

No better trend than winter whites.

10. Corduroy

Corduroy Baseball Hat, $24,

Love the deep blue color of this one. Plus, a little texture never hurt anybody.

11. Wool

Wool-Blend Baseball Hat, $49,

For the colder days.

My year-round uniform for 2016 is going to consist of ripped denim, a baseball hat, and a soft white tee. How do you feel about starting the resolution with me?