Capped Off

Ladies, you have redeemed yourselves. After the sport-inspired fashion mishap last week, fashion editors Mary Kate Steinmiller (top left), Rajni Jacques and Shiona Turini (bottom) stepped out in style. Steinmiller’s plaid cap looks adorable with her fierce leather and fur details, Jacques’s cropped jacket makes all the difference, plus I prefer this blue Mets cap to the other one she was wearing, and Turini’s varsity jacket with the matching pink lettering perfectly complements her Sonia Rykiel dress. (Turini was in the group photo last week.)

Over the weekend, street-style photographer Tamu McPherson, who also shot the photo of Steinmiller, posted on her blog that baseball caps were the breakout accessory of the season on the streets. Refinery29 said the same thing. And it looks like the headgear will also be around for a long time, or at least one more season, according to the fall 2012 runways in London.  So far, designers (Acne, Topshop Unique, Thomas Tait and Jonathan Saunders, to name a few) showed variations—some more structured, military-style, some leather and a few visors—of the baseball cap.

Although I love the look when a woman pairs a plain felt, or even a sports baseball cap with a more structured and sophisticated outfit, and I especially love the look of a black leather cap, I prefer my men in newsboy hats, preferably Burberry-style.


Photos top: Steinmiller by All The Pretty Birds, Jacques by Mark Iantosca, Turini by Mr. Newton for Harper’s Bazaar; Runway photos: Thomas Tait top two, Topshop Unique and Jonathan Saunders, all from


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