Meghan Markle's beret: Here's why you need one this spring

By Fiona Ward

Meghan Markle definitely made an impression while out on her first official appearance with the Queen at Monday's (Mar. 13) service to mark commonwealth day! Clad in a chic cream and navy ensemble, the former actress topped off her look with a coordinated beret by famed milliner Stephen Jones. And while Prince Harry's bride-to-be looked classic and timeless, her headpiece is actually one of spring's biggest trends. Dior led the pack of beret-clad catwalks at the Spring/Summer 2018 shows, and their also popping up on some of our favourite stars. So if you're looking to add to your hat collection, this is the way to go!


Fashion Runway displaying a model walking down with a beret
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2018

Classic cream

Meghan chose to style her neutral beret slightly off-centre, in the more traditional manner, leaving her long brunette locks flowing beneath. For a similar look, ASOS offer an almost identical hued version for a reasonable $22, in a soft wooden material suitable for everyday wear. Team with a blazer, tee-shirt and jeans for the ultimate off-duty look, or wear with an oversized coat and scarf on colder spring days.

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Meghan Markle in a white beret with Prince Harry at Commonwealth Day
Meghan styled her beret in the most classic of ways

Loving leather

Another star getting inspired by French fashion is Rihanna, who was spotted wearing a cool leather version of the Dior classic. Worn pulled over her head in a more central position, this gives a modern look - especially teamed with a longline coat and across-body bag like the singer. Missguided do a faux version, or splash out on something more luxe at Gucci or Dior.

Rihanna wearing a dark outfit with a leather beret and sunglasses with a black purse
Toughen up the look like Rihanna, with a leather version

Print's perfect

A tartan version of this classic staple will add a point of difference to any outfit, just like Alexa Chung's. Choosing two bold prints, with the additional leopard boots, is a fun way to play with textures - keep the rest of the look simple for a laid-back daytime look.

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Alexa Chung wearing her beret casually on the street
Alexa Chung's mixed patterns give character to an everyday outfit

Sweet as a button

Pastel pink berets take us right back to the nineties via Cher Horowitz and her bubblegum outfits - and we mean that in the best way best possible! Make your headwear stretch from spring until summer with a colourful hue like powdery blue or blush pink - Urban Outfitters do some great options for just $33.

Product shot: model wearing a sky blue beret
Urban Outfitters sell classic berets in lots of variations of colours

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