Rita Ora, Kreayshawn and Porcelain Black all wear word beanies.
Photo: Getty Images/i-D Magazine
Word up! On the heels of Rihanna’s “Boy” snapback hat comes the next big thing in headwear—beanies with phrases on them. And, listen, we’re not talking about hats with brand names plastered on the front, we’re talking about expressing whatever sentiment you feel on your forehead for ALL to see. Rita Ora, Kreayshawn and Porcelain Black have been behind this trend of late, and we’re LOVING it. Just over the weekend, Rita sported a black and pink cap while performing at the Made in America festival that had the phrase “I’m a Village Bicycle” embroidered on the front. We’re guessing this is a vintage find because our Google searches come up empty :(, but we like how it adds a touch of kookiness to her ensemble. She paired it with a fringe leopard top, bright red lips and stacked plastic bead bracelets. Funnnn!
Kreayshawn can’t get enough of her “Gurl” hat—she paired the beanie with almost every outfit in her BAPE photo shoot for i-D Magazine. She looked SO casual-cool in her exclusive tee, long ombre strands, signature cat eyeliner and fitted cap. Luckily, you can swipe up the exact same hat from Freak City ($40) right this second! YUS. Earlier this year, Porcelain Black stepped up her style game with a “Comme Des F***down” beanie while at the BMI Pop Awards. We first spotted this cap in A$AP Rocky’s “Goldie” music video, and loved the sassy play on the Commes Des Garcons fashion label ever since. Porcelain went all-out glam in her beanie by pairing it with a bold red lip, fur coat, and long black hair. The best part is that you can swipe it up from SSUR for just $32. NICE! But tell us—do you like the word beanie trend? Let us know in the comments below!