Rihanna, Kat Graham, Ciara and Brandy sporting leather snapbacks.
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Y’all already know how much we love snapbacks, but we can’t stop spotting a new version of our ol’ go-to accessory—the leather snapback. Not only is this cap an amazing homage to late ’80s/early ’90s fashion (um, haiii Janet Jackson in Rhythm Nation), but it’s also totally warm (and practical!) option for those blustery winter days. Now if you’re thinking, “Wha? Are you telling me a leather baseball cap is back in style?” The answer, friends, is yes. And we have proof! Rihanna, Kat Graham, Ciara and Brandy all sported leather caps within the past year and looked TOTALLY. KILLER. while doing so. Ri sizzled in a snapback with a snake on it (!!!) while performing in London last summer; Kat went grunge in a Nirvana tee and patent leather Alife cap last spring; Ciara stole the spotlight in a leather cap onstage in December; and Brandy oozed casual-cool style while spotted in the street in October.
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If you’re officially convinced that leather snapbacks are the next new thang (we certainly are!) the next step is snatching one up! We love this leather cap that reads “Influential” across the front ($100) or this Hermes-inspired gold studded number from OATW ($70). If you want something a bit more straight-up, we like this simple leather cap from Amazon ($26) or if you’re a sports fan, why not trade in your typical snapback for a leather one ($28)? There are ENDLESS ways to wear these hats (straight forward for a more ’90s feel or turned backwards for a nouveau-riche skater look)—not to mention they go with everything. So, tell us—are you ready to give the leather snapback trend a try? Let us know in the comments below!