Adventures in Wearing a Vintage Beret

outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, black tights, camel tan heeled booties, vintage patterned cardigan, bright magenta short hair, white vintage beret thrifted

Despite the fact that I wear hats on the regular, this vintage beret had me stumped. Thankfully Pinterest came to my rescue.. and wasted a lot of time that I won’t be getting back!

In my last thrift haul, I mentioned my search for vintage berets because they seem like such a timeless accessory. Now that I have a few, I can conclude that they are an awesome addition to my closet. But how the heck do you style these things without looking for a Parisian wanna-be?

I took some style cues from Pinterest as well as fellow blogger Lauren of Passing Whimsies. Wowza, can that girl wear a beret like no other!

outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, vintage patterned cardigan, bright magenta short hair, white vintage beret thrifted outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, black tights, camel tan heeled booties, vintage patterned cardigan, bright magenta short hair, white vintage beret thrifted

It’s kind of perfect timing that I’m posting this now because another friend of mine, Kristina, was just talking about how odd it is to style vintage hats. The struggle is so real!

Old clothes are easy to disguise as modern but hats really only have one look. That ‘one look’ is usually costume and it doesn’t really win you points with the public. But if you can wear a vintage hat right, the end result is so worth it.

The outfit I put together for this post mainly consists of recently thrifted items and completely neutral colors to boot. I probably wouldn’t go for this look if I had my natural brown hair just because I think it would be too bland for me.  However, I think my magenta-colored hair makes it look really cool! Who is this girl and how can I be best friends with her??

outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, black tights, camel tan heeled booties, vintage patterned cardigan, bright magenta short hair, white vintage beret thrifted outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, black tights, camel tan heeled booties, vintage patterned cardigan, bright magenta short hair, white vintage beret thrifted outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, black tights, camel tan heeled booties, vintage patterned cardigan

What I learned about wearing a vintage beret would be:

  • They fit differently on different heads and there’s a plethora of ways you can shift it around to wear it.
  • The wool ones are super, duper warm!
  • I need one in every color now. Please & thank you.

Is there anything in your closet you struggle to wear? Where do you find style solutions?

outfit: black high neck early 2000's dress, black tights, camel tan heeled booties, vintage patterned cardigan, bright magenta short hair, white vintage beret thrifted
outfit-details-02Thrifted cardigan, $1.23
White thrifted beret, .50 cents
Black Wal-Mart tights, $5.50
Old K-Mart boots, $15
Amazon Fox ring, $2
YSL lipstick in the color Magenta

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