We’ve been feeling the return of the beret for a minute. Rihanna — ever ahead of the curve — posted up in a leather beret for a sleek, goth look at last year’s Dior Autumn-Winter show in Paris, and after Cardi B kicked off this season with one, we’re ready for some je ne sais quoi in our lives, too. The quintessential French accessory gets reworked in pops of color and rich textures that keep you vibrant without teetering into full-blown Francophilia. Scroll on for four ways to make the look your own, and for a few places to cop the season's chicest headwear.
1. Go bright
What's great about the beret is that it's as versatile as you want it to be. Big splashes of color look just as effortlessly cool as subtler hues.
2. Textures and prints are your friends
For the truly adventurous, play around with various textures and prints. Take the route à la reformed "Dirrty" girl Christina Aguilera and find a slick beret that maximizes your outfit. Or, grab a throwback print that elevates an otherwise low-key look. Glazed NYC stays true to its name, offering tons of glossy and vivid options.
3. Let your beret do the talking
Take a note from model Adwoa Aboah and find a beret that speaks for you so you can get on with more important things in your life — like finding more berets. UK based clothing and accessories brand Itchy Scratchy Patchy's line of berets have a cheeky option for every day of the week.
4. You can't go wrong with a simple classic
Black is a timeless go-to for pretty much any sartorial choice, especially the beret. Just ask BTS' Park Jimin, who paired his black beret with a striking, color block shirt. For a tried-and-true style, look no further than Kangol.