Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Berets are Back

The beret has long been a staple of elegance and exquisite taste. Seventy years ago, there was The Big Sleep (1946) with Lauren Bacall in a statement-making black beret. Then, there was an on-screen stunner Marilyn Monroe and her partner in crime Jane Russell with glamorous and timeless looks in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Not to mention the iconic look of Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), no one has been able to pull off a camel beret the same way she did. Oh, and have you seen Eva Green and her red beret and blue velvet dress combo in The Dreamers (2003)? These are lessons we could use as a refresher in the throes of winter.

Beret is a timeless classic and the perfect antidote for the ubiquitous knit beanie. The beauty of beret wearing is that it's the way you wear it that matters. Almost a cliche symbol of Parisian style, it goes hand in hand with turtlenecks, stripes and sophisticated outwear, but this choice of attire might look like you’re trying too hard. Berets go with everything from statement-making floor-dusting overcoats to the coolest knits. It’s a given that this season, the beret has made its way onto the street style scene, so here is where to shop the world’s chicest hat: 

Beret + Check Print

The Big Sleep (1946)

Beret + Chic Coat

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Beret + Turtleneck Sweater

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 

Beret + Velvet

The Dreamers (2003)


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