Pulling off a beret without looking like you ducked into a Parisian tourist shop is no easy feat, which explains why the majority of women eschew the topper. Lucky for you, we're here to explain how to wear a beret and why this season you may finally feel differently.
There's a long history of chic women sporting the beret. Not only has it graced style icons we all know and adore, but it's also continued to be a major accessory on the runways, as evidenced in seasons past. Furthermore, there are some seriously amazing berets on the market right now for you to shop. So if you've been debating how to wear a beret without feeling like a poser Parisian, we're here to help.
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Twiggy made fashion fun, so we certainly trust her to inspire us to wear our beret the right way. A retro matching set will do.
Brigitte Bardot is one of the OG French fashion icons so of course, she owned a beret or two. We'll certainly be finding a way to recreate her effortless look with a beret of our own.
Catherine Deneuve gives off military chic in her slouched beret. I love the idea of pairing it with a very tailored wool coat.
Diane Kruger has been spotted in numerous berets over the years, giving us plenty of inspiration on how to wear the hat.
First the bucket hat, and now the beret. Rihanna's track record with making accessories trendy is impressive.
Chloë Sevigny's fall-ready look is so stylish and wearable.
On the Blumarine Resort 2022 runways, models topped off fluttery dresses with slick leather berets.
Philosophy gave us a look ahead at FW 2022 and it's looking good. Anything preppy always wins me over so I'm planning to copy this look, beret included.
Brunello Cucinelli showed a range of beret-topped looks on their F/W 21 runways, including this chic one. We'll certainly be wearing it into the new year.
This Louis Vuitton runway look is worth repeating. Just look at that rich green color.
I trust Ganni with my life.
How good is this tweed version?
This post was published at an earlier date and updated.
Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)