Berets: The elegant all-rounder
Leonard. Picasso. Faye. Henry VIII. Che. Can you spot the common thread below?
The beret is a pretty amazing accessory. Unlike specific styles and trends, the beret is always one of the style perennials: a go-to hat when it comes to having something warm, easy to throw into your bag, classic, stylish and maybe even colourful, depending on what suits your style. Berets also conveniently suit pretty much any face shape and better still: some amazingly well-made ones can cost under £20. Need a hat that does all that? The beret's your answer.
Historically, berets have been worn since the Bronze Age across Europe and have been mass produced starting in the 19th century in France, Spain and italy. A lot of military and police uniforms use berets, mostly for its durability, ease of travel and simple profile.
You can probably tell by all this that we do love a classic beret. We can't help it-there are so many colours to choose from, the best colours for spring being blueberry, cranberry, lemon, licorice and flannel. It's sometimes the best thing to throw on when you have to run out the door and you want something fun to wear-it might be just the sweet little thing you need for a little pick me up in anticipation of winter ending soon!