3 French-Girl Secrets to Wearing a Beret

We reached out to three of our favorite French women to find out how they manage to make a beret look effortlessly chic. I don’t know about you, but every time I wear a beret, I feel like I look like I’m trying way too hard. After some careful examination of how French girls wear their berets, I realized there a are a few key styling tips I must be missing out on. Luckily, Adeline Rapon, Kenza Sadoun el Glaoui, and Sabina Socol have agreed to let us in on their beret styling secrets so that we too can enjoy the luxuries of the iconic topper. 

Click in to read the French style tips on how to wear a beret and to see a few of our favorite beret outfits. 

“The beret mostly helps make my simple way of dressing more interesting, like for a party or somewhere where I’m supposed to be a little more dressed up! I think I can wear a beret with quite anything, since there’s so many different styles and colors, like sparkly, or leather, red, blue, and more! 
“Wearing the beret doesn’t mean wearing a total Parisian or French look. I like to wear the beret as I would wear a cap—in a casual way or in a very minimalist way. It is the perfect retro touch to an outfit, which is why I like to wear it with a modern look.”
Beret + Check Coat + Elegant Sweater + Skinny Jeans + Ankle Boots
Beret + Button-Up Shirt + Zip Turtleneck + White Pants + Loafers
Beret + Parka + Black Sweater + Track Pants + Sneakers 
Beret + Monochromatic Outfit + Over-the-Knee Boots
Beret + Moto Jacket + Turtleneck + Plaid Skirt + Vans 
Beret + Oversize Blazer + Patterned Sweater + Tights + Kitten Heel Boots 
Beret + White Long Coat + Skinny Jeans + Statement Heels
Beret + Thin Knit + Velvet Skirt + Patent Boots 
Beret + Bra Top + Co-Ord Jacket and Pantsuit 
Beret + Trench Coat + Spotted Shirt + Check Pants + Jacquard Purse 
Beret + Graphic T-Shirt + Boot Cut Jeans + Cowboy Boots 
Beret + Shearling Jacket + Sweater + Wide-Leg Pants + Converse 
Beret + Graphic Tee + Leather Pants + Chunky Boots 
Beret + Festive Coat + Skinny Jeans + Flats 
Beret + Faux-Fur Jacket + Frilly Dress + Slingback Heels 
Beret + Printed Coat + Striped Scarf + Pumps 
Beret + Sweater + Track Pants + Brogues. Now all you need is the perfect beret. Shop our editor-approved berets here.  Opening Image: @adenorah 

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