Everyone is suddenly wearing a fashion beret and it’s making me all kinds of uncomfortable.

Let me clarify, not the beret itself. There are far greater injustices in the world than the infiltration of a small felt (or leather, or wool) accessory. It’s that fashion berets speak to our obsession with emulating the mythical French Girl. Perhaps you don’t have a closet full of well-tailored separates or the digestive enzymes for refined carbohydrates; there’s now a trendy hat for that. The fashion beret is a costume.

Nowadays, beret hats have been there from time immemorial, mostly associated with the army and Parisians, albeit, they have been making a comeback in a fashion way. From plain colored to vibrant colored, studded to embellished, the beret comes in many designs. It makes for a cool statement accessory not just for warmth on a cold day or night but also to add a pop of color or spruce up a boring outfit from dull to dazzling.

Beret, pronounced as be-re-h  is a unisex accessory that can be worn by both men and women. The beauty of this accessory in 2018 is that it literally looks good on anyone and on any hairstyle. Other hat styles gradually making their way into 2018 fashion trends are the newsboy hats that have become the go-to accessory for fashionistas all over social media.

As for the beret trend though which is our focus, it has been given the stamp of approval by top African style connoisseurs both domestic and overseas, therefore, you have nothing to worry about.

Have you tried the beret trend? If not, these are inspirations on how to rock the trend.

You can dress it down for a laid-back look. Add some trendy clout or cat eye sunglasses and you’re weekend ready.

You could also complete a dressed up look with the beret as the cherry on top say for an upscale weekend event.

As above mentioned, the beret comes in many fabrics and designs and you can pick whatever tickles your fancy be it a leather beret or a wool one.

When you need to sprinkle some  into a basic outfit, the beret to the rescue.

Depending on how you style it, you can literally turn heads.

Wearing a beret serves no direct purpose other than to possibly make the wearer look like they’re i) about to overthrow capitalism or ii) pioneer a new art movement. It’s this tenacious yet tongue-in-cheek effect that makes us think, come various fashion weeks in January, 2018, will it be a big year for the beret? Maybe the thirst for ironic garms is still too strong, but we really look forward to the moment when someone can pair a fire outfit with a beret just because they can. Not forgetting that in our turbulent political climate of coalition governments, military coups and the eternal struggle for equality, the politicized nature of the beret feels more apt than ever.

Lastly, it doesn’t compromise on your style, whether you’re going for a minimalist, eclectic or bohemian look, the beret will effortlessly merge your style.

If you are out and about in berethat on hat shopping trip, there are a few … Here you will find a charming selection of caps, hats, and beret hat with Mohair.


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