I don't know about you, but every time I wear a beret, I feel like I look like I'm trying way too hard. And after some careful examination of how French girls wear theirs, I realized there were a few key styling tips I was missing out on. So I reached out to three of my favorite Parisians to find out how they manage to make a beret look so effortlessly chic. Luckily, Adeline Rapon, Kenza Sadoun el Glaoui, and Sabina Socol were game to let us in on their beret-styling secrets so that we too can enjoy the luxuries of the iconic topper.
Click in to read the French style tips on how to wear a beret and to see a few of our favorite beret outfits.
"The beret mostly helps make my simple way of dressing more interesting, like for a party or somewhere where I'm supposed to be a little more dressed up! I think I can wear a beret with quite anything, since there's so many different styles and colors, like sparkly, or leather, red, blue, and more!"
"Wearing the beret doesn't mean wearing a total Parisian or French look. I like to wear the beret as I would wear a cap—in a casual way or in a very minimalistic way. It is the perfect retro touch to an outfit, which is why I like to wear it with a modern look."
"Wearing a beret is extremely cliché—especially if you're French. But to me, wearing a beret is a question of timing. Now that we've seen (and loved) it during fashion week (I'm looking at you, Dior and street style stars), we might be tempted to give it a try."
Pictured: Beret + Check Coat + Elegant Sweater + Skinny Jeans + Ankle Boots
Pictured: Beret + Button-Down Shirt + Zip Turtleneck + White Pants + Loafers
Pictured: Beret + Parka + Black Sweater + Track Pants + Sneakers
Pictured: Beret + Monochromatic Outfit + Over-the-Knee Boots
Pictured: Beret + Moto Jacket + Turtleneck + Plaid Skirt + Vans
Pictured: Beret + Oversize Blazer + Patterned Sweater + Tights + Kitten-Heel Boots
Pictured: Beret + Long White Coat + Skinny Jeans + Statement Heels
Pictured: Beret + Thin Knit + Velvet Skirt + Patent Boots
Pictured: Beret + Bra Top + Co-Ord Jacket and Pantsuit
Pictured: Beret + Trench Coat + Spotted Shirt + Check Pants + Jacquard Purse
Pictured: Beret + Graphic T-Shirt + Boot-Cut Jeans + Cowboy Boots
Pictured: Beret + Shearling Jacket + Sweater + Wide-Leg Pants + Converse
Pictured: Beret + Graphic Tee + Leather Pants + Chunky Boots
Pictured: Beret + Festive Coat + Skinny Jeans + Flats
Pictured: Beret + Faux-Fur Jacket + Frilly Dress + Slingback Heels
Pictured: Beret + Printed Coat + Striped Scarf + Pumps