Your Beret Style!

A beret is a popular cold weather accessory that not only keep your head warm, but also looks charming too, you  can style your beret a number of ways or stick to a classic look with a  Beret Hatwhen choosing the color of your beret, you can match your coat or your hair. You can also pick a bright color to add interests to your outfit, pair your berets with clothing to create a pull-together look.

Tuck the brim under the beret. Every beret has a brim that fits snug on your head and holds the beret in place. Tuck the brim up and under the excess fabric of the beret. Then puff out the fabric of the beret so it hides the edge of the beret. Tilt the beret to 1 side, with the front of the beret pulled down to your eyebrow.

Create volume with your beret. Keep the brim tight against your head, and tilt the beret slightly to one side. Then pull gently on the top of the beret so the fabric pulls away from your head. This should create space between the top of your head and the top of your beret, rather than it sitting flat against your head.

You can also smooth down the part of the beret that sits over your ear for a variation of this look.

Pin the beret to the back of your head. Place the beret at the crown of your head and secure it with bobby pins around the brim. How many bobby pins you need will depend on how thick your hair is, but placing 1 every 1 in (2.5 cm) is a good place to start. Pull the fabric at the front of the beret very gently so that the beret shows just above the top of your hair.

Create more height in your beret by rolling up a silk scarf and stuffing it in the front of the beret. Then pin the beret on.

Tilt the beret to one side. The trim of the beret should make about a 45-degree angle across your forehead. If you part your hair on the side of your head, tilt your beret in the opposite direction for contrast.

Straighten your hair if it will show under your beret. The classic beret look calls for straight hair hanging under your beret. It doesn’t matter what length your hair is, as long as at least part of it peeks out from under the beret. Straighten your hair and then brush it out.   

Use your curls to balance your beret. Having curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t wear a beret. Simply use your fingers to fluff out the curls on the side of your head opposite to the beret’s tilt.

Avoid high hairstyles. High ponytails, buns, or braids can warp the shape of your beret. If you’re planning on wearing one, avoid those hairstyles. Instead, opt for low ponytails and braids, or just wear your hair loose!