This season, combat boots are back, blazers have become a staple of everyone’s uniform, but fall hats are at every turn. My number one piece this season has to be the beret—you can hardly find an Instagram grid that doesn’t feature one, and I am here for every second of it. Plus, with its Parisian-inspired look and universally flattering shape, this trend is truly for everyone. Still feeling unsure about how to incorporate one into your next outfit? Keep scrolling for six different ways to style the quintessential French girl accessory.
Keep It Simple With Basics
Not sure what to wear to class? We love a chic classic like this minimal combination of a turtleneck, light-wash denim, and black loafers. You can easily re-create this in a pinch with almost any basic in your closet.
Use It to Offset a Patterned Outfit
Berets are to fall what gingham was to summer—so why not marry the trends together? Style a red beret with your favorite dress, and then toughen it all up with a pair of your clunkiest boots. The extra color will give your outfit the pop it needs.
Pair It With a Graphic Tee
There’s something about a fall hat with a graphic tee that instantly provides that je ne sais quoi-factor. We love the way this muted beret was paired with a brighter shirt and matching lipstick. Just add some gold-rimmed shades and a cappuccino for the full look. It doesn’t get more Instagrammable than this.
Wear It With Bold Makeup
If you’re not sure how to style your hat, makeup can be a great accessory—and probably the easiest way to channel a retro 60s look. Try a Millennial Pink beret with a sharp cat eye to give off an Brigitte Bardot vibe.
Combine It With Multiple On-Trend Accessories
It may sound weird on paper, but combining every bold accessory in your closet actually looks genius. Throw on white boots and a Western-style belt with your beret for a trend-filled look with minimal effort.
Go All Out in Vintage
Give a throwback spin to your beret by pairing it with your vintage favorites. Balance out a ‘70s-inspired button-down and miniskirt with a light pink beret (and some seriously good lighting). It’s the perfect modern twist to your old-school classics.
Are you as obsessed with berets as we are? Tell us how you’re styling this fall hat trend in the comments below!
Featured photo by @fionajhappy.