This “Cliché” French Accessory Is the Season’s It Item

During fashion month, we noticed one major trend that pretty much everyone adopted on the street style scene. Berets—those “cliché” hats typically reserved for French tourist shops—were everywhere. We’ll trace it back to the runways of Gucci and Christian Dior, where the designers made a strong case for the unexpected accessory. Shown in bright hues or crafted from leather, the fashion houses made a statement on the runways that has now made it to the street style scene in a big way. But what is the best way to wear one? Ahead we’re breaking down how to style with a beret so you look like a fashion girl and not a tourist.

The most important thing we learned is about the placement. There are a few ways to wear a beret. The most popular way is just covering the hairline on the forehead tilted to one side. Another way to style it is farther back on the head, similar to how you might wear a slouchy beanie. Another key trick to wearing one comes down to the styling. Try a vibrant color to add a pop of color to a neutral look, or wear one to elevate a dress and over-the-knee boots.

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