Autumn Winter fashion is always my favourite every year. I love the colours and tones – particularly the chocolate brown that seems to be everywhere this year. The layering and the simple act of wrapping up warm makes this time unlike any other. And despite being in lockdown again and the fact we barely get to leave the house, the fashion remains my favourite. Whether that be what I see online on Instagram, in magazines or even on TV and movies.
But for me the one piece that stays consistent in my winter wardrobe year after year is the humble beret.
Whenever I see one I’m instantly drawn to them. And have built up a good collection of a few different colours over the years, see photo collage below ha. This might be the first year I don’t purchase a new one, only because I feel I’ve covered my bases. They can be as bold or as subtle as you want. But I think the key colours you need are at least one neutral, i.e. a black, grey or white, and one statement colour you think will work well in your wardrobe. For me this year I seem to be reaching for my green beret a lot as I think this compliments the brown tones I’ve been loving lately, if anything for the instant earthy, tree effect it gives.
Berets always add an instant dose of chic to any outfit whilst of course keeping your head warm. Usually they’re also quite waterproof, an added bonus for the inescapable English weather.
In TV this year I’ve spotted berets a few times on Netflix in Rebecca (set in the 1930s), The Queen’s Gambit (set in the 1960s) and of course, Emily in Paris (set in the present day). All of which have amazing fashion and costume design. This is not to say I’ve overly taken my inspiration from these shows, but more to give myself and my fashion sense confirmation that berets are a timeless classic and shall remain in my A/W wardrobe for many years to come. On this I am certain.
For more fashion inspo check out my Trench Edit.1