Or maybe they never went anywhere!
Berets were one of the biggest accessory trends to come out of 2017 and their return to runways last season with all Dior models sporting them in leather signaled a nod to their historical link to politics.
Beyond the wokeness and solidarity, the beret’s statement easily reverberated with style icon, Rihanna endorsing its return when she wore hers in leather at the Paris Fashion Week.
Back at home, a number of our style favourites were spotted in the headpiece and they brought a lot of hip to it as they paired it with various looks – from work to street fashion. Berets owned their own in the 2017 fashion narrative and not only did they serve style purposes, they were hugely functional. Confused? Think of those bad hair days when you need a coverup for your disheveled mane then insert the beret for rescue.
It’s barely two weeks into 2018 and maybe we can not yet make definitive calls on what will rule the fashion scene but what we know for sure is this, berets are still in; and Nollywood actor, Timini Egbuson just sealed that end.
At the Soundcity MVP Awards last night, the voguish actor who made the list of our top 10 fashionable celebrities of 2017 showed up in a mustard yellow jacket worn over a black turtleneck and grey tartan trousers. Amazing!
Timini was styled by Simeon Black and the look could have passed off as basic but for the beret that sat atop it all. Did we see it coming? Not quite. Did Timini successfully pull off the look? Hell yeah!
Now we’ll be dusting all our forgotten berets for a 2018 re-rock. It’s about time and we have Timini to thank!