Floral patterned snapbacks are fun and stylish, and can add a lot to the basic "jeans and t-shirt" look. (urbanoutfitters.com)

Floral patterned snapbacks are fun and stylish, and can add a lot to the basic “jeans and t-shirt” look. (urbanoutfitters.com)

Women have a number of options when it comes to accessorizing, but men are often only left with functional fashion, like watches and belts. Women’s accessories are appreciated for their aesthetic value, while men’s accessories are often valued for what they get done. A watch can be stylish and trendy, but in the end, it’s a tool that tells time. Something like the snapback can change that, though.

 

Popularized in the 1990s, snapbacks can be a great way to make your style more exciting. The flat-brimmed, adjustable caps can allow you to easily incorporate a bold pattern or edgy color into your outfit. For a sporty or classic look, snapbacks can be oriented so that they’re front-facing and dipping down slightly. This classic option works well for an understated, functional look; it doesn’t stray from the snapback’s most basic function to provide sun protection to your face and head. For a more hip, urban look, you can experiment with tilting snapbacks to the side or even pulling them backwards. These options make more of a statement and offer an approach that takes advantage of the snapback’s versatility.

 

This snapback from American Apparel demands attention, and could be easily worked into any look. (complex.com)

This snapback from American Apparel demands attention, and could be easily worked into any look. (complex.com)

Fashion aside, snapbacks can even be great for hiding your laziness. If you wake up late, for example, and don’t have time to groom your hair, you can just hide it underneath a snapback. These fashionable caps can also add an element of style to a simple pair of jeans and t-shirt. If you’re looking to spice up your own look, snapbacks can be a simple, effective option.

 

If you like the floral snapback from Urban Outfitters or the black and white snapback from American Apparel that are both featured in this article, follow the links to order them online.

 

 

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