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News just in: baseball caps are totally cool again

Pic via Fashiontoast  There was a point – maybe around the time that Justin Timberlake released his debut solo album, if you can remember that far – in fashion history when the baseball cap was a kind of a “street” statement. …

Fri, Jan 11, 2013, 07:30

   

Pic via Fashiontoast 

There was a point – maybe around the time that Justin Timberlake released his debut solo album, if you can remember that far – in fashion history when the baseball cap was a kind of a “street” statement. The guys in NERD wore trucker-style caps and it was a style of sorts, even if the mainstream hadn’t quite adopted it. Then the baseball cap seemed to fade into some kind of obscurity, and then, before we knew what was what, it was back – with a bang.

And I really, truly, find it difficult to welcome this resurgence. Not, mind you, because I dislike the baseball cap, but because, unless you’re Beyoncé, baseball caps and curly hair don’t mix. I just end up looking like Krusty the Clown. (What you will infer from this is that I can not be happy for anyone who can do something that I can not. This is true, and applies to many things, including: hip hop dancing, shimmying, rolling one’s tongue, doing wheelies on one’s bicycle and rapping, none of which I can do well or, let’s face it, at all.)

Pic via Cupcakes & Cashmere

Go off there and put ”baseball cap” into Pinterest; you’ll find tonnes of well-dressed women wearing baseball caps, but not one of them will have curly hair. It is a fact of life – when you have curly hair, things are more difficult, and baseball caps are not for you. But tell me, my straight-haired sisters – are baseball caps for you?