My new found obsession with the baker boy hat all started when I was scrolling through Instagram a few weeks back, and came across Melissa Alatoree’s Instagram photo where she was sporting one of these interesting hats. Let’s me preface this by saying I’ve never been a hat person. Maybe a baseball cap here and there in the summer or a beanie when I’m pushing off my hair-washing day in the winter, but never anything different than that.
It was the first I’d seen of the baker boy hat (also called a conductor hat), but I just had a feeling deep down that I was going to love it. I immediately headed to the mall to find one, but unfortunately left empty-handed. I think the trend was just gaining recognition so they weren’t in the Forever 21s or H&Ms of the world just yet. Luckily, I happened to venture into Northampton one day and stumbled upon one in Urban Outfitters. I scurried over to it, popped it on my big head, and immediately it was love. Unfortunately, the price tag did not make me happy at a steep $42 (I never wear hats, you guys), but I bit the bullet and then started our love affair.
Since that groundbreaking day at Urban Outfitters, I’ve worn this hat just about every other day. I find that no outfit is complete without it. I simply feel like the most basic of all basic bitches without this little cap on my head. Just last week, I headed to Forever 21 and got it in two different colors (and they were both under $15 there). Long story short (okay, that wasn’t short at all), the baker boy hat is my new wardrobe staple — just like these black booties I wear every waking moment. Do yourself a favor and try a baker boy hat on. Imagine you live in a world where you wear anything you want, and buy the damn thing.