Once you’ve decided whether the Flexfit trucker hat, Yupoong dad hat or something completely different is your headwear style of choice, the next thing you need to think about is what you want the cap itself to look like.
Flexfit caps are available in a striking range of colours, and when choosing one, it’s important to consider not just what the cap looks like, but what you’re likely to be wearing it with.
To make an informed choice, some understanding of the colour wheel can help. This can give you an idea of which colours are ‘analogous’ and ‘complementary’ to one another. Let’s look at these two terms:
Analogous colours are ones that are fairly close to each other on the colour wheel, and help to create a coordinated and understated look.
Blue, for example, is analogous with purple and green, as these are colours that contain blue mixed with another primary colour (red and yellow respectively).
Colours at the opposite ends of the wheel – such as blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and purple – are as different to each other as can be. They are described as complementary, and can be paired to create a bold look.
Are there any no-nos?
Generally, bright and sober colours don’t work well together, so if your outfit is grey or beige, a bright yellow cap might not be a good idea. It’s also suggested that no more than three colours should be used in an outfit.
However, it’s up to you to find the combination that suits you best, so don’t be afraid to experiment.