Return of the Beret
Beret c/o* (Identical here) | Top c/o* | Boots c/o* (Similar) | Jeans | Gloves c/o* (Similar here) | Bag
It’s that time of year again…beret season! Berets are an interesting accessory, in my opinion. Most people seem to like the way they look. However, they always vehemently exclaim, “I could NEVER pull off a beret.” I was one of those people up until last year when Unique Vintage sent me beret as part of my Christmas present. Now, I’m addicted…and realized I’ve been missing out on a fun accessory all these years!
I have to admit, though…I’m never 100 percent sure if I’m wearing my berets correctly when I put them on. The first few times I wore a beret last year, I was fortunately at my mom’s house for Christmas. So, she was able to help me put it on. Haha. Now, I’m on my own and just crossing my fingers that this is the appropriate way to wear this beret. At the very least, it felt comfortable on my head and helped keep me warm in the frigid Moscow temps! It was only 14 degrees Farenheit when I took these photos…I wasn’t planning on wearing gloves and a beret, but it was necessary so I wouldn’t completely turn into an ice cube!
The real star of this outfit was supposed to be this top, though! Isn’t it a fun piece? And it’s only $18. It’s also not see through, which I like. It means I’ll be able to get away with wearing it longer in the summer because I don’t need to wear anything under it. It does run big, though. I sized down an entire size. (So be sure to check the size guide before you purchase.) Use code “puls15” for an extra 15% off this top + your entire purchase – including sale items!! (Valid until January 1st, 2019.)
I know it was meant to be a shirt that is tucked into your pants or a skirt…but I couldn’t help myself – I really liked the way this top looked untucked too! I had originally planned to wear it with my black and white skirt, but again, the temps were just too chilly for tights and a skirt in my opinion. So, jeans and OTK boots were a must! It’s weird to think I’m passing up wearing ankle boots because OTK and knee high boots provide more protection, haha. City living in the cold means I’m getting more exposure to the chilly temps than I’m used to! (We drive everywhere in Wisconsin…but not here in Moscow.)
The pic above is taking a break inside my apartment to let my fingers warm up, haha. I like that our windows in our apartment have a little sitting area, and we have some cushions to curl up and watch out the windows. 🙂
What are your thoughts on berets? Do you wear them? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Beret: c/o* ModCloth (Black version is sold out, but this one is almost identical.)
Top: c/o* Shein Use code “puls15” for an extra 15% off this top + your entire purchase – including sale items!! (Valid until January 1st, 2019.)
Boots: c/o* DSW (similar)
Gloves: c/o* Unique Vintage (Sold out. Similar here, here & here)
Bag: Kate Spade
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This outfit is so perfect, Lindsey!!! I’ve always wanted to try a beret but I find they are always a little big for my head haha! And that top is perfect!
Lee – layersoflee.com
Oh gosh, thank you so much, Lee! Ooh, that’s something I hadn’t thought of. I have such a big noggin that hats are usually too small, haha. It looks like Etsy might have some options, though?
you look so fantastic honey- so french and elegant- love this look so much xx
Aw, thank you!
Such a beautiful top, I love the bow at the neckline, and even though it wasn’t the outfit you wanted to wear you look cute and cosy! I think you wear that beret really well too! 🙂
Hope that you are having a good week so far! Our heatwave has finally ended which is a relief! 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’re having a nice week and it’s cooling down. 🙂
Oh girl, you look FABULOUS! I am so glad berets are so in again this year. I need to get one because you always look so chic and elegant in yours.
Aw, thank you, Courtney!
That outfit is very French chic! Love it! I do need to get a new beret! I lost my last one but I haven’t taken the time to lol for a new one!
Aw, thank you! Haha! Now’s the time for one! 🙂
Oui oui! Parisian-chic from the beret, to the pussybow blouse, to the gloves and Chanel-inspired quilted bag, all the way down to the boots. I just ordered my first beret in years too – a blush pink. Now I’m inspired to put together a similarly Parisian-inspired look!
Aw, thank you so much, Liz!
I LOVE this outfit – you look so cute in a beret and I love the blouse on you. AND JEANS!? Haha it’s just a cute outfit for an adventure!
Oh gosh, thank you, Sara! Haha! I’m so cold…I can’t bring myself to wear dresses and skirts right now! Haha. Jeans it is! 😉
I am a huge fan of berets….now. I was like you at first, but there are many advantages. They travel well. They don’t extend out and bump into the back of your car seat….and they look wonderful!!
That is so true, Jodie!