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The beret is back.

No less an authority than Vogue confirms it: the classic beret is in the midst of a moment. Or another moment, more precisely; one in a line of moments that began in the 1920s.

With the right clothes and some styling savvy, the beret can be more surprise than stereotype. Square at the intersection of class and sass, this French topper practically begs for a Breton striped mariniere and knotted neck scarf.

Resist! Unless you are off to The Ride Beret Baguette or Anjou Velo Vintage — either of which I encourage, fear NOT the twee — that is no way to treat a beret.

Why not re-think it in red?

A zesty testament to the confidence of the wearer, a rosy topper telegraphs a certain savoir-faire. Sophisticated with a classic trench and flats, or continental with a sharp-shorn bob, the beret is a hall-of-famer; versatile, ageless and timeless.

With proper styling, you’ll never be mistaken for a vigilante in your red beret. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. If you’re going to be a vigilante, you might as well be a stylish one, right?



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Red lip, black trench + beret = cosmopolitan.


Style Bubble

From London’s Tweed Run. Very 1930s! More info on the annual dapper dash through London on bicycles at tweedrun.com.



Monochrome magic.



Peony Lim

Berets. Making pretty girls even prettier for nearly a century.


PInk Lemonade Design

A party on your head!



Tweed Run

Another bicyclist dressed to the nines in 1930s vintage for London’s Tweed Run. (Be still my heart!)


Besting the boys at the menswear game.


Over 40 Style

Softening the moto jacket and knife-pleated skirt. Lovely!





This blogger’s vintage style is a favorite of mine. The face of an angel to boot.


Peony Lim

Peony is actually wearing a striped shirt here, but I’m mesmerized by those fearless brocade trousers. Advanced style, not for the meek.


Style du Monde

Paired with echoes of another classic, the camel trench. Fresh, young and modern.


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