Ooh la la… think berets are passé? You can’t be more wrong. One of the greatest symbol of France along with baguettes, is having a moment. And we can’t be more excited!!
Although we are one of these people that feels really awkward wearing a hat on our head, one of the reason being our really small heads, so they are mostly too big for us, berets are a trend that has been on our radar for some time.
Maybe because of its history, and what it represents. Worn since the Bronze Age, this hat has an amazing story to tell. Firstly, it symbolized a peasant’s status. Then it was worn by artists, poets and writers like Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso… In the 60s, it has become a symbol of revolution (Che Guevara). And now its a fashion statement, or maybe a symbol of something new, symbol of change. What do you think?
If we put history aside, we could say that this trend looks chic as hell. And best of all, you don’t need to spend a lot of money, you can find them for less than $10. And on Ebay less than $5.. haha.
The beauty of the berets is that you can wear it in so many different ways. And for the best style inspo, look for Natalie Off Duty and Alexa Chung’s Insta page. Plus we can’t forget the Halpin sisters, if you are a minimalist look fans.
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What do you guys think of this trend? What would you think it should symbolize for 2017? Tell us in the comments below.
photos: H&M, &Other Stories, Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Zara, Style Scrapbook, The Fashion Cuisine