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A Baker Boy Hat is the Accessory to Wear to the Shein NYFW Virtual After-Party, and We Have a Promo Code!

virtual after party at remote lounge new york

Well it’s been an unconventional year, so that calls for an unconventional after party! Remote Lounge New York is excited to bring you the unofficial after party for Shein’s virtual show as part of New Your Fashion Week, and we have an exclusive Sheinside promo code so that you can get a discount on this season’s hottest accessory: a baker boy hat. Shein has the hat available in several different colours to match any outfit. Don’t worry this party is also virtual and completely safe, anybody is welcome to tune in after the show is finished streaming to show off your own outfits and chat about your favourite pieces from the show. There is no dress code for the virtual party, but we suggest dressing to impress! There are so few opportunities to get dolled up these days, I’m planning to take full advantage!

What is a baker boy hat?

While we’ve recently seen the revival of fashion trends from the 90s and early 2000s this one is really throwing it back, all the way to the 1910s and 1920s! During World War I women started to take on a lot of jobs traditionally done by men out of necessity, and as such they started adopting their style of dress as well. Makes sense, it’s tough to work the factory floor in a dress. One of those pieces that they adopted was the baker boy hat, also known as a poor boy, newsboy, or fisherman’s hat. In the early part of the last century it was most popular in Britain and Italy, you may have seen it on characters in the show Peaky Blinders, and Suzy in The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel is usually wearing one.

Why is it back in women’s fashion now? Well there seems to be a surge in the popularity of hats as an accessory amongst many designers. Recent shows by Dior and Saint Laurent also had a variety of hat styles, including the beret and the baker boy. Women sported men’s hats out of practicality in the 1910’s, but in the 1920s it was about making a feminist statement. Perhaps wearing what has traditionally been a men’s hat is a statement of empowerment. Or maybe it just looks cute. Let’s be real, a hat is a hat and anybody can wear one no matter how they identify.

baker boy hats are in this season!

Shein’s Virtual Show for New York Fashion Week

This is going to be an amazing event, all you need to do to ‘get an invite’ is download the free Shein app for your smartphone or tablet. The show starts streaming at 2pm New York time on September 19th, and this is not your typical fashion show! The show starts with several influencers ‘walking’ on their own Instagram feed which will be streamed by using the Shein app as a hub so you don’t have to hop from feed to feed. The influencers will be showcasing pieces from various new collections by Shein. I think this is such a wonderful idea because it will show the pieces on all kinds of bodies. Including a variety of body types is something the fashion industry is slowly starting to improve upon (thanks Rhianna x Fenty!), but it’s definitely still not the norm. It really should be though, because the reality is that we all come in different shapes and sizes and that’s beautiful!

Once all of the collections have been shown, you will have a chance to make your runway debut. Yes, you! You can submit your own walk using the hashtag #WalkYourWonderful on Instagram. Obviously you should include some pieces from Shein, but other than that the styling is entirely up to you! I think this is such a cool idea, I will definitely be taking part!

Oh and if all that wasn’t enough, they are also going to have performances from SHY’M, Stefflon Don, Rita Ora, and Ellie fricking Goulding. No big deal, whatever, I’m not even that excited. Perhaps more importantly though is that Shein will be donating a portion of all sales made for the next month to the Dress for Success foundation. Dress for Success is an organization that helps women achieve economic independence by providing them with clothing for job interviews and work that they are unable to afford on their own. Very cool!

The After Party and the Promo Code!

Okay, so now that you know that you get a chance to be a part of a Shein fashion show, make sure that you use that promo code above to get some amazing new pieces. Don’t forget a baker boy hat! We’ll get our virtual after-party started around 8pm here in New York, see you there or see you on the runway!