Fashion Editors Pull This Reliable, Easy Outfit Trick All 12 Months of the Year

It's the perfect way to change up your look in an instant.

How to Wear a Beret
Photo: Erin Glover

Sure, our closets contain various versions of puff sleeves, sequined designs, and a bunch of chaotic bottoms, but even as we ease back into full-on fashionable outfits, we don't always feel like going all out. Some days, we'd rather throw on a basic, one-and-done jumpsuit or slip into our favorite sundress, relying on accessories — especially hats — to give our look a bit more flair.

That's where berets come in, one of the easiest styling tricks we can't seem to quit. There are no real rules when it comes to how to wear a beret; mysteriously, this piece can transform even the simplest of wardrobe staples into something that feels special, unique, and statement-making. They also work for all 12 months of the year, and are beloved by everyone from fashion editors to influencers.

The best part is, there are so many great, shoppable beret options out there, and if you don't already have one buried in the back of your closet, Free People sells some for $38, ASOS has one for just $13, and Ganni's crochet option rings in at $95.

Of course, you don't just have to wing it, or re-watch Emily in Paris for inspiration. We've put together a few reliable tips for how to wear a beret, ahead, to ensure you look top notch, every time.

Wear a Beret With Bright Colors

How to Wear a Beret Outfit Ideas
Erin Glover

This hat already has a whimsical feel, so go ahead and have some fun with your outfit. Reach for bright colors and prints, then use this accessory as the final statement-making touch.

Wear a Beret With Simple Pieces

How to Wear a Beret Outfit Ideas
Erin Glover

Whether you're in a rush or just looking for something easy, a beret is a great way to give the most basic outfit a fashion-forward twist. Pull on that timeless jeans and tee combo, or slip on a one-and-done jumpsuit. This hat will ensure your ensemble looks special — even if you pulled it together in a pinch.

Wear a Beret With Your Favorite Dress

How to Wear a Beret Outfit Ideas
Erin Glover

Yes, it's possible for this item to look fancy, too. Because of the overall feminine feel, a beret will fit right in with your sundress collection or even work with formalwear. Lean into that elevated Parisian vibe and style one with ruffles, tulle, or even your favorite shirtdress.

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