I love berets. I really, really do.
Berets are making a come back in a big way. From the runway to the November issue of Lucky magazine (and the streets of Boston!), berets in all colors and fabrics are a sight to be seen. DON’T WORRY about looking like a poser mademoiselle – I do it all the time.
Although worn as military headgear in ancient Greece, the modern origin of the beret is traced to the Basques, people living on both the French and Spanish sides of the Pyrenees Mountains. Few items of clothing have been adopted by so many varied groups of people living in different periods of history as the beret. In WW11, the French Resistance movement, the Maquis, wore the Basque beret. Since WW11 the beret has become an iconic fashion staple. The circular flat shape of the wool felt or cotton beret can be sporty when worn close to the head facing forward or jaunty when tipped to the side; when pulled down to cover all or part of the forehead, it is more dramatic. Berets are available in a range of style variations, colors, and sizes. DYING for more information on berets? http://www.berets.com/ – there you go.
Don’t have one? (pity) Don’t know where to find one? (I’ll help) Don’t know what one looks like? (you must live in a hole) – here are a few of my favorites:
Boden – Basket weave
Banana Republic – Sequins
Juicy Couture – Cashmere
Top Shop – Style and Value
Give one a try! Let me know how it goes…