The autumn/winter season is the perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe. By picking out a selection of beautiful accessories, you can completely transform what you wear this season.
Since being seen on the front row at the AW16 shows in New York Fashion Week, the humble beret has made a serious comeback. Whether you wear yours with a sheer lace top, a casual suit or an embroidered dress; the beret is a key player in any wardrobe this season. Although the beret is on trend right now, it also has a classic, timeless quality that stops it from looking faddish as illustrated by style icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy and modern day style mavens Diane Kruger and Chloë Sevigny.
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Brigitte Bardot, 1957
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Whether you wear it with a tilt, over one eye or sat on the back of your head, a beret is a great way to add a dash of personality as well as pulling an outfit together. The ideal beret will be fashioned from luxurious cashmere, which not only looks decadent but also feels sumptuous and manages to keep you warm while still being breathable. Quite simply, cashmere means your head stays cool enough for your hair to cope.
At Black with have a lovely collection of cashmere berets that will finish off your outfits this autumn with a suitably chic twist. Here are some ways that you can wear a beret this autumn:
Wear your black cashmere beret with a black turtle neck sweater, wide leg trousers and a caramel or taupe cape. Finish the look with a quilted leather handbag in black and a large pair of sunglasses. Alternatively, embrace this season's hottest coat – the mac.
As exhibited on the Burberry, Celine, Gucci and Prada catwalks, the belted mac is the perfect coat for a sharp yet beautifully feminine silhouette. Gucci opted for a brilliant white mac with berry red tights and black ankle-strap heels. This look is ideal for autumn and would suit the black beret perfectly.
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The beret will even look great when accompanied by one of this season's trends, the puffa jacket. Opt for a slick black number in the manner of Stella McCartney or if you are craving a bit of colour then you might like to try the mustard tones of the Marques Almeida puffa or even a short scarlet version, as shown by Balenciaga.
Black is a wonderfully versatile colour for your cashmere beret, but you might also like to consider some other shades. Our Silver Grey Cashmere and Fur Pom Pom Beret looks exquisite with all shades of grey, silver and navy. It is also ideal for teaming with this season's must-wear shade of lilac. If you are after some variety, or a deeper shade other than black then Navy Blue Cashmere and Fur Pom Pom Beret is the perfect option.
The love of Breton stripes was taken one step further on the AW16 catwalks, with designers such as Max Mara, Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo opting for chunkier knits, wider uneven stripes and bold colour choices. The new season's stripes are ideal for wearing with a coquettish beret.
The trend for velvet also works beautifully with a cashmere beret, as mixing up textures is a great way to add interest to an outfit. You could opt for an entire outfit in the same colour as your beret, but with a rich variety of textures your style will look anything but pedestrian.
Our cashmere and fur pom pom berets are beautifully versatile, the chic styling an luxurious cashmere means that they are perfect for city outfits. While the knitted weave and playful pom pom are ideal for country jaunts. This is a hat that will add a dash of personality to any outfit that you wear this autumn. From jeans and boots to skirts and patterned tights via belted macs and over-sized handbags; the beret is the perfect way to finish off any look this season.