If you’re looking for a way to be instantly transformed into a quintessential French fashion girl, I have the perfect accessory for you: berets. Berets have been worn for decades by women all over Paris, but we’ve seen a fairly recent uptake in their popularity since they appeared on runways and on the heads of celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
While working on this shoot, it became obvious to me why French women have loved the beret for so long: not only do they go with basically any outfit, but they are also easy to just throw on. They’re the perfect way to add interest to an outfit—they’re subtle, yet inarguably give off a chic aura. But, a girl’s got to be careful: it can be hard to pull off a beret without feeling like you just ducked into a Parisian tourist shop. Check out these three looks for inspo on how to rock the beret (without looking like a joke):
Trend Time: I am all about keeping up with this season’s current trends, and this look incorporates all of my favs: the beret, bike shorts, a blazer, chunky sneakers. Not only is this look trendy, but it’s also unique—you don’t often see berets paired with bike shorts! Moral of the story, don’t be afraid to try out something unexpected with the beret.
Monochrome Madness: I’ve been obsessing over monochrome looks lately—gray on gray, pink on pink, and white on white. Monochromatic looks can be super simple, though, so I think it is important to spice them up with different colored accessories like this black beret!
Bold Babe: Sometimes you’ve just got to go big or go home! In this look, the beret definitely doesn’t take center stage, yet it still adds another dimension that makes the outfit extra stylish. Try throwing on a beret with prints or leather to take everything to the next level.
Obviously, I think it’s time to be more like the French and start embracing the beret! There’s no need to be scared of this accessory anymore—there are so many different ways to wear it that you’re bound to find one that you like.