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Parisian - Styling a Beret

Hey guys! How ya'll doing?

The beret trend is one of those that I have looked at from afar with a healthy dose of uncertainty. I mean, I have always admired it on others but I wasn't quite sure I wanted to try it.

The thing is, I don't like them. You can rightfully say that I don't like head gears of any kind but my beef with berets run deep.

We wore berets back in secondary school and we wore the most unflattering colors - some 'cockroachy' brown and a blue. Because it was a Catholic school, we had to always wear one. That also meant that you needed to always have one of each. Problem is, I kept losing mine so I kept getting into trouble until I resorted to buying at least three every term in preparation for when I would lose one.

Having dealt with enough trauma from (not) wearing berets, I was comfortable with just watching from the sidelines. Well, until this year.

As with almost every other fashion accessory, a beret has the ability to take your outfit from drab to fancy in a second. I have to be honest however, I can only stand this trend in very small doses.

For this post, I styled my white TNL Lulu Baby Doll dress available here with a pair of blue patent tasseled loafers. More than the outfit, I love location for this shoot, SantiFoodCo located at Bangui Street, Wuse 2. They're your go-to for Greek yogurt!

The ambiance is nice and decor is playful. In all, somewhat Parisian which is what I was gunning for. I've always toyed with the idea of living in Paris. Why not? The food and fashion is amazing. When I was younger, I fed my obsession with the city by taking French classes, slowly but surely preparing for when I would relocate. Lol. I probably still will. We'll see.

Apart from this, you can style your berets with denim, with leather, with polka dots and stripes, with pretty much anything. Just make sure it looks and feels right.

Please note that placement is very important. Covering your hairline right to the forehead is the most common way. Another is farther down to the back of the head, somewhat like how I have placed mine.

If you live in Nigeria like me however, you might also want to pay attention to the colors that you pick. I don't think wearing a red beret (or any color for that matter) in Benin will be wise.

Pictures by Ruth Audu, Sarah Audu's sister. You'll remember her from our collaboration posts here and here. Check out her IG here and her blog here

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


  1. Awwww Tee! Looking so take away ish! I'm equally admiring the beret trend from afar because I wore my fair share in secondary school as well although I only lost mine once.
    Anyway, this looks lovely and yes to the ambiance !!!!

  2. Beautiful! The outfit, the location, everything about the shoot. I love it! And I'm getting me a little white dress ASAP 🙌💃

  3. Look at me just looking for beret to complete my outfit for church tomorrow only to come on here and find you amazingly dressed in one.

  4. Lmao I didn’t get into it as well until much later and I only rocked it once, same reasons as you I had to wear it all through secondary school and mine was pink and then it was green at one point as well.

    I really like the dress and the location as well, very nice.

  5. lol at not wearing a red beret in Benin, why not though? I never wore a beret in secondary school but I always admired it and now I get to rock. Thanks for the photo credit to my sis, she'd be happy lol.

    Princess Audu


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