One day, we’ll show off fits in real life again, even if it takes a little re-learning along the way. The Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help, ensuring that lightweight pieces still result in heavyweight looks.

Whether you've woken up with a wild head of hair or you need to breathe some life into a tired fit, a cap is an instant fix that, in our opinion, doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Therefore, we've selected some current favorites that'll provide the cherry on top of the cake — all at affordable prices, too.

From New York royalty in the form of a New Era reversible cap to workwear experts, we've traveled all corners of the world to round up the best affordable caps that the net has to offer. Whether you're into staple hats or something with a statement punch, keep scrolling.

Shop our current favorite affordable caps below.

Polo Ralph Lauren Baseball Cap

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Baseball Cap


Polo Ralph Lauren

Buy at Mr Porter

The archetypal dad cap from prep purveyor Ralph Lauren. Just please don't wear it with a sweater tied around your shoulders.

Arket Cap

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Baseball Cap



Buy at Mr Porter

Taking cues from the classic dad hat and camper cap silhouettes, Arket brings a hybrid. This five-panel cap features a low crown and a short, flat brim. Its recycled shell composition makes this super lightweight for the summer.

New Balance Classic Cap

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Classic Cap


New Balance

Buy at New Balance

New Balance says Corduroy is eligible for summer, and we’re listening. Keeping a classic six-panel shape, it pops the brand's logo at the front for minimal contrast.

adidas Stella McCartney Baseball Cap

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Baseball Cap



Buy at Browns

Stella McCartney is spinning off your go-to black baseball cap. It replaces the classic loop closure for a sizeable bungee cord fastening for a perfect fit and a clean, utilitarian finish.

adidas Adventure Dad Cap

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Dad Cap



Buy at adidas US

For an outfit-match moment with your pops, this adidas cap will do. This dad cap has a lower crown for a flatter shape and adds an adventure patch at the front for when you are going to the wild.

New Era Reversible Tech Cap

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Reversible Tech Cap


New Era

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Breaking away from its popular NY Yankees baseball cap, New Era opts for a camper cap silhouette. The reversible hat features the paisley pattern in two colorways — grey and blue — to keep it neutral or to go bold.

Dickies Hardwick Cap

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Hardwick Cap



Buy at Slam Jam

Dickies is the king of workwear, so caps are staples of the brand. Go for this light purple colorway to switch up any neutral summer ‘fit.

Brain Dead Afterlife Cap

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Afterlife Cap


Brain Dead

Buy at Slam Jam

Earth tones are super easy to style, and Brain Dead knows it. The brand adds a PVC logo patch in a red and blue colorway to epitomize the label’s experimentation with subversive graphics.

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