Jane Birkin. Bridget Bardot. Bella Hadid? The French girl aesthetic has been around for ages, and apparently it isn’t going anywhere this summer. One of the most infamous pieces in the French girl’s fashion arsenal is her beret, a style that the trendsetting Hadid sister has been spotted out and about in a handful of times over the past week.
While the beret has been a street style trend throughout the years, it has also been featured on the runways of brands like Chanel, Dior, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs (aka all of the greats). Rihanna was an early adopter of the style as far back as last summer, when she sported a black leather Dior version at the brand’s Paris Couture show.
Even more recently, Bella Hadid has been championing the French topper while traipsing across continents. Over the Memorial Day Weekend, she was busy striking poses in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, wearing a straw-style beret, tiny sunglasses, and an all-white outfit for her vacation in true MDW style. The acorn-shaped hat sat perched on Hadid’s brunette locks just so, looking reminiscent of the straw bags that Jane Birkin used to carry in the 70’s.
Then, yesterday, Hadid played the role of “documenter” at a Dior Beauty event. Never one to shy away from the lens, she posed dramatically with a camera of her own in-hand, while wearing a black version of a beret that had a layer of mesh covering her face. The hat, plus her bold, red lip gave off a very mysterious je ne sais quoi.
We aren’t so sure about Hadid’s future as a photographer, but if one thing is for sure, it is that we are taking a cue from her style book and getting our hands on our own little chapeau. Baguette and red wine is (unfortunately) not included, but luckily #FrenchGirlStyle is all about the attitude anyway.