By now you've probably seen this It accessory everywhere, from your Pinterest and Instagram feeds and atop the heads of your favorite bloggers and models. There's no denying that the beret is one of the season's must-have pieces and certainly the one item that will help you pull off French-girl style like a pro. But how exactly can you dip your toe in the trend if you're new to the beret or not a "hat person" in general? While it's true that the Parisian-inspired cap is the quintessential French sartorial piece, there are a few outfit combinations that fashion girls have proved to be so stylish (and not at all costumey). Skip the mariner striped shirt and leave your baguette at home—these six outfit combinations are fashion girl–tested so you don't have to think twice about adding that beret to your cart. Just like any of-the-moment trend, all it really takes to pull it off is an outfit you feel great in and a whole lot of confidence. While we can't directly give you the latter, we've pulled together the best of the former to inspire how you'll wear a beret this fall.
See for your yourself how to pull off a chic beret like a fashion veteran. Then shop each of our favorite outfits.