Style Inspo: Berets

Being a fan of most things the French do, like worshipping at the church of bread & cheese or having a distinct aversion to wearing UGGs, I can’t believe I haven’t written this post sooner.

Although I feel like I need to let you know that whilst I lived in Lyon I never once saw anyone actually wear berets. Actually that’s a lie. One person did, but said person was an American exchange student who probably watched one too many episodes of Gossip Girl and was mocked accordingly by trendy middle-aged Frenchwomen at the boulangerie who stared at her as though she had grown another head —or worse, announced that she didn’t eat carbs.

I did try a foray into berets earlier this year and the end result wasn’t great, but I’m not willing to give up that easily. It may not actually be a traditionally French way of dressing but I still want to be one of those people who can pull off an effortless beret at the drop of a hat (sorry, I had to). So to get me (and you, because despite appearances this is technically a public platform) inspired to re-approach this hat situation with fresh eyes, I’ve rounded up some of my fave beret-related style inspo.

As the French say, où est le cinéma?

Also as the French say, bonne chance!

All images taken from my Pinterest.

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18 Comments

  1. I totally agree with you! Berets can be such a cute accessory to a look, when it can work with the outfit!

  2. Your blog is quickly becoming one of my faves! I actually LOL at your writing + love your unique style.

    Xo | easilyinspired-blog.com

  3. hannahcstark

    I have never tried to style a beret but they look so fun and easy!

    xoxo, Hannah
    http://www.ohwhatasighttosee.com

  4. I’m not a big hat person, but I used to have a dusty pink beret style hat that I used to drool over! I have no idea what happened to it, but I wouldn’t wear it now anyways. Hahah

  5. I got a beret for Christmas and I needed inspo to wear it! Thanks for this.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  6. Ahhh so much yes!!! I love everything about this!!

  7. I love that berets are coming back into fashion! I remember wearing one in middle school but I didn’t have Cher Horowitz’s finesse to really rock it! XO Rach | http://www.rkcsouthern.com

  8. Ohh yeah! I didn’t realize these were making a comeback. I love berets!

  9. These are so cute! I definitely need to get my hands on one, or two!
    http://thebbar.org/

  10. Love the inspiration photos! While they aren’t my style, props to those who can pull them off!

  11. These are giving me flashbacks to my trip to Paris a few years ago! These are too cute and love the inspiration!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  12. These girls look so good in their berets! I don’t think I’m cool enough to pull it off, but think you’d kill it!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  13. BRB as I go order 10 of these in 10 different colors! SO CUTE! I use to wear them when I was little – very french!

  14. I don’t think I could pull this off, but wow do they look amazing!

  15. Oh my gosh, I think you’ve inspired me to go get a beret ASAP. SO CHIC!

    Coming Up Roses

  16. Major beret inspo going on! I wore one in third grade (that everyone either made fun of or asked to try on and pose in… no in between), and I’m going to check for it in the coat closet on my next visit home. Might be fun in this transition weather 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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