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black beret and yellow sweater

10/30/2017


There’s one thing Rita Ora, Rihanna and Bella Hadid have in common right now except from their beauty, talent and success. It is the so parisian and super cute beret - a head piece Vogue even prophesied to become „one of Fall 2017’s most ubiquitous items for gals and guys“. So not only stylish but unisex - I like!

Whereas most beret’s come in classic colors like black and red, you can spot a huge variety of colors and patterns this season. But where does the beret even come from - apart from it’s obvious French roots? And how did it manage to never really get out of style throughout the decades of its existence? So let’s have a look at the whole story behind it, shall we?

The history of the beret 




According to wikipedia a beret is „a soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt or acrylic fibre“. And has been worn throughout different social „classes“ and professions, such as the military, artists and even royalty at some point. It was some time during the 19th century that mass production of the basque-hat started and also when the military was first seen wearing berets.

It’s definitely had it’s ups and downs through history - from being associated with the working classes to being part of every nobleman’s wardrobe but it’s always kind of made it’s way back around and has never really changed in looks. It’s just one of these classic pieces that always work. 

How to wear a beret



Now the question a lot of people are asking probably is: “It’s cute and all but how do I even wear that?“. I will admit I myself had to do some research first before wearing my beret publicly - I mean you don’t want to look like you tried and failed when you’re going all Parisian here, do you?

Throughout my research on the world wide web I realized that there’s not really one single way of wearing it and unlike my previous thinking there seemingly aren’t any major fauxpas, no matter if you pull it up or down, wear it straight or to the side. It also just depends on the beret’s style, as some are a lot more stiff then others. But anyways it’s simply always très chic. But if you’re still not sure how to wear it you can always go on YouTube and check out some Frenchies talking about the different basque styles - you can never be “overeducated“, right? Haha. 

Yellow knit & black beret


I decided to wear my beret with this super cosy yellow knitted sweater that I got on Asos. Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow, … No kidding aside, I just love the combination of a bright sweater and the classic black beret. I am also wearing my beloved Karl Lagerfeld loafers with gold details and my new mom jeans. As always I linked all outfit details and some more inspiration for you below. I think berets are a piece everyone can pull off, no matter if you’re a “hat person“ or not, as they come in so many different styles and colors but I’d love to know what you think of this hat trend? Do you like berets?

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