How To Style A Beret: 5 Classic Looks

Today's post and video showcases a few ways that I like to wear berets. The hat of the moment is a personal favorite of mine because it goes with just about everything, keeps me warm and doesn't cause terrible hat head. I have four in my collection (a beige, black, maroon and green one) but if you're looking to add just one to your personal wardrobe I recommend either black or beige. Below, I've shared 5 classic looks that you can easily recreate with simple separates that you probably already have. 

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First up I've paired an all-black look with ballet flats and a camel coat. To tie the look together and break up the black I also wore my camel beret.

I kept the rest of my accessories simple and opted for my everyday jewelry, watch and go-to round frame sunglasses.

If you're trying out berets (or hats in general) for the first time, I recommend keeping things monochromatic and when in doubt, match your hat to your outerwear. Doing so will help your outfit feel cohesive and will take a lot of the guess work out of outfit planning. 

OLD BERET SIMILAR HERE / BROOKS BROTHERS COAT (old) / JCREW TEE / H&M PANTS (old) / CHANEL BALLET FLATS / RALPH LAUREN SUNGLASSES (old) / MEJURI NECKLACE / JACY WATCH

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For this look, I paired a really old romantic blouse by Erin Fetherston with my new Everlane Jeans and ballet flats to dress the look down.

I kept my jewelry simple and hopped on the hoop earring trend with a pair that I've had for years. 

ERIN FETHERSTON TOP (very old) / EVERLANE JEANS /  JACY WATCH / CHANEL BALLET FLATS / MEJURI NECKLACE / GOLD HOOPS (old)

 

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This look is one that I love for jazzing up super simple basics.

Even though the base of this outfit is simple separates of a sweater, flats and jeans, the beret, gold jewelry and silk scarf take things up a notch and add visual interest. 

To keep things from feeling too busy, I kept my accessories in the same color family as my sweater. I also tied in the brown from my scarf with the brown in my flats for an extra layer of thoughtfulness. 

LEVIS JEANS / EVERLANE SWEATER / TARGET EARRINGS / OLD BERET / VINTAGE SCARF / CHANEL BALLET FLATS / JACY WATCH

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Next up is a fun option that's great for transitional weather. One of the best things about a beret is how lightweight it is and this look perfectly showcases that. I've paired a really old floral skirt from Ralph Lauren and slim-fit t-shirt with a J.Crew belt to accentuate my waist. I completed the look with ballet flats and simple sunglasses. The best part about this look is that you can easily 

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RL SKIRT (old) / CHANEL FLATS / ZARA JACKET / RL SUNGLASSES / JCREW BELT / JACY WATCH

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This last look is a little cliche with the striped shirt, jeans and ballet flats but I can't help loving it!

I love how simplistic and easy it is to wear but to add some visual interest to the beret I added a vintage brooch.

A classic blazer and simple accessories complete the look. 

JCREW T-SHIRT / EVERLANE JEANS / JACY WATCH / CHANEL FLATS

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