The French are not the only people who know how to wear a beret. The pancake hat, as they are sometimes called, is turning up on such notable noggins like Rihanna, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie and Madonna. The beret was recently dubbed “The Celebrity Hat of the Year” by the popular magazine, InStyle.
Although it does not take a lot of cash to wear a beret, it does need to be worn with confidence in order to properly showcase this sophisticated hat. Just slapping one on is not the answer. It’s time to get those berets out of the closet and wear them with the style in which they deserve. Here are a few tips on how to rock your beret with class.
What you will need:
- The beret’s shape, material and size. Since this flat hat is shaped much like a bag, it can be formed or fitted to match the wearer’s casual mood, or dressed up for a more elegant appeal. The beret can be made of felt, satin, denim, wool or even straw. They come in a myriad of colors and sizes, and look great with any facial shape.
- Back of head style. By far, the most popular way to wear a beret is by putting it far back on the crown, and jauntily tossing it to either side of the head. People who wear it in this fashion understand the beret’s charm. It doesn’t scream for attention, it simply gets it.
- Front of head style. Some choose to wear it on the front of the head. It gives a sense of mystery when worn like this.
- Bling it and bring it. If your beret has a brim, you can add sequins, chains or other trimmings. Some like to put brooches on the front, the back or to one side of the brim for that added ooh-la-la effect.