Let’s be real; we adore French style. And let’s be even more real, we’re still obsessing over Emily in Paris. From effortless everyday looks to Parisian statement-making pieces, like the beret, French style continuously influences the way we dress. A brief history of the beret: Basque-style berets were first produced in the 17th century in the South of France and commonly referred to as felt hats among artisans. It wasn’t until the ’20s when the beret would make its debut as a fashion statement. Now, the beret is an iconic symbol of French fashion and the epitome of très chic.