‘Tis the season in the North Country when hats are a necessity as temperatures have a tendency to drop below freezing quite frequently. Also, living so near a Great Lake, winds can often become a problem. So if I don’t want a mouthful of my own hair every time I step outside, hats are sort of a prerequisite to keep my tresses from blowing around in a blinding and choking manner! But there is no need to sacrifice style when choosing a hat. You already know my current obsession with those 20’s inspired cloche hats. But I have recently been inspired by the fabulous style of Jacqueline of Petite Silver Vixen and her amazing array of berets. Check out her post 15 Reasons to Wear a Beret! and you will see exactly what I am talking about. Then hop around Jacqueline’s blog a bit for some more inspiration on styling berets with any outfit!
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I recently purchased my very first beret and I chose basic black to test my beret-wearing ability. I first styled it on the blog in my Thanksgiving Day post, but I have worn it quite frequently in the past few weeks since its acquisition.
*Sweater: Kohl’s (From a few years ago).
*Jeans: American Eagle (From last year).
This outfit is just one way that I styled my new black beret. I was feeling that Parisian vibe that berets often connote with my black argyle turtleneck sweater. The weather was damp and bitter cold and begging for a comfortable and cozy look the day I wore this outfit. Distressed boyfriend jeans, a chunky knit scarf, and warm socks paired with open toed booties seemed to fit the bill nicely. Add in a menswear inspired tweed overcoat and I was ready to brave the outdoors.
*Coat: Talbots (From 15 years ago).
And now that I have ventured into the world of berets, I need to add more colors to begin a proper collection. I just ordered this dusty rose wool beret from Banggood and I am so excited for its arrival. But it will take me a long time, I’m sure, to build a beret collection as fabulous as Jacqueline’s!
Do you wear hats? What is your preferred style of headwear? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
Keeping it on the edge,
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