How to Wear a Modern Beret

I just found these cute little Marc by Marc Jacobs pleated berets on sale on Bluefly.com in a variety of different colors and patterns.  Berets are definitely one of the hottest hats for Fall, so it’s a great deal to get a designer style at such an affordable sale price.  The beret might seem a little old-fashioned, but it’s actually become a versatile modern accessory that can be styled in a fun and casual way.

Image: Bluefly

Image: Bluefly

Marc by Marc Jacobs Pleated Beret in Navy $89.99 (reg. $228)

Wear your beret with long loose wavy hair and place it on your head at a little angle for a traditional look or centered for a modern look.  Push your hair forward and your beret back so it rests over the crown of your head.  Another option is to style it with the edges down so the beret sits around your head instead of propped up like a little plate sitting on the top.  You don’t need to go overboard with the Parisian look to pull this off…just think casual Fall cool and focus on pairing amazing bouncy hair with the beret.  I would wear with a peacoat, skinny jeans, and flat boots.

Image: Coach

Image: Coach

Coach Felt Beret in Ivory $148

The beret is also my favorite hat for going out in the evening when the weather is cold…it is functional but looks great with a dressy outfit (think long-sleeved mini and opaque tights) and doesn’t mess up your hair when you get inside and want to take it off.  Here is fabulous stylist Rachel Zoe wearing a dressy modern beret:

Image: Fame Pictures

Image: Fame Pictures

There are tons of fun colors and variations for berets this Fall, so find the one that expresses your personality!

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