It’s funny how fashion trends work. A couple of years ago on this very site, we would’ve urged you to update your warm-weather wardrobe by buying a (as in, one) baseball cap; at that time, the classic snapback was in the midst of a major comeback. A number of seasons later, however, caps have made the tricky transition from faddish to timelessly fashionable—just ask our hat-happy editor-in-chief! And while last year’s cheeky (and occasionally copyright-infringing) slogan-front varieties made popular by celebs like Cara Delevingne are slowly (finally!) falling out of favor, snapbacks touting a sports team or clothing brand or covered in a cool, kicky print are still hotter than ever.
That’s why we’ve moved beyond recommending you add a single snapback to your summer wardrobe—in fact, there are five distinct types of caps worth considering right now. From luxe leather varieties to traditionally athletic ones, click through to learn about (and shop, of course!) each one.