The French-Girl Accessory Everyone Is Wearing This Winter

Beanies and floppy hats are fashion girl favorites in the cold weather, but no hat collection is complete without a beret. Berets are a classic. Plus, they make you feel like an insouciant French girl. Who doesn’t want that?

While we’re all for looking like our cool Parisian sisters, one of the other reasons to wear a beret is that they’re so versatile. You can wear one low on the back of your crown like your favorite beanie or you can wear it fluffed up on top of your head. You can wear your beret slanted to the side with a chic braid or you can have it dip over your face for a mysterious vibe.

Then there are all of the different outfits you can finish off with a beret. A beret may be a practical option for the cold weather, but you don’t need to limit wearing it to when you’re outside. A jaunty beret works with almost anything, from casual looks to coats to your fancy clothes. You can also take Gucci’s more-is-more approach any time of day and top your outfit with a beret and a handful of other statement accessories.

Need more proof that the beret is back? Scroll through the gallery to see 21 chic ways to wear a beret, then shop some of our favorite picks for every budget.