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You know one fascinating thing about those African rebel soldiers was the beret they had going for them. Loathe all the horrors they committed and their misdeeds, but I’m sure you love how the beret crowns their head augmenting their look of power, confidence and control. These are the aura you want to portray when you accentuate your style with a beret.

Berets are actually in vogue and it has been so for the past few fashion seasons (thankfully it’s still far from becoming a fad). Think marc by marc Jacobs FW 15, Gucci FW 15 as well as Gucci SS 16. Moofa quite recently delighted at LFDW’16 with his collection, as he accentuated jumpsuits, dresses, gowns and even peplums with berets. Which means we would be seeing a lot of berets in 2017.


You can source for berets amongst local hat retailers in markets like Balogun (Eko), or at Yaba, if your inspiration is “Fabulously Frugal”, they usually cost between N1000 and N2000. Luxury beret usually range from $150 to $289 with brands like Gucci and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

So whether you want to want to pull off the look of an insouciant French girl or whether it’s the classic sartorial elegance for men, then add up the beret to your hat collection.

Check out more beret styles below;

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