There are many pieces that I associate with characteristic American style—jeans, tees, rattail mullets—but none is quite so quintessential as the baseball cap. From truckers and rappers to prepsters to, well, actual baseball players, everyone has put their spin on it at one time or other. Pop one on and you've almost certainly proclaimed your loyalty to a cause, a team, or a cultural scene.
Last fall the baseball cap started making rumblings on the prettily coiffed heads of fashion girls, and the accessory seems here to stay amongst the haute set. I for one am all for it, especially in contrast to some of the season's other trends (cough, Birkenstocks, cough). Not only is it the fastest route to a good hair day, it's a quick and inexpensive way to update everything else in your closet for spring.
You don't have to look far to get in on the cap craze. True to its all-American roots, J. Crew has a ton of cute options ranging from color block to Liberty print. You can't go wrong with an animal print. If you opt for a sleek wool/leather combo, you can wear it well into next winter. And as for showing team allegiance, there's only one option for this girl: Go Giants!