Irina Shayk’s beret-to-boot ensemble at the National Board of Review Awards has left us a little obsessed. Whilst every part of the look was near-perfection, we cannot stop thinking about that beret – that perfectly placed, glossed houndstooth, black-trimmed, gold-buttoned, Versace beret. Heaven.

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend The National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for National Board of Review)

Now considering it’s summer in Australia, the beret has since been put to bed, but, we’re calling for its comeback. Hear us out. It’s currently cold(ish) outside. The stifling hot weather has taken a (brief) turn and we’re all of a sudden feeling beret-ready again. Even if it’s just for a day. Think of it like a winter fling in summer. Plus, your beret needn’t be a thick wool or felt, opt for a lighter, brighter beret in straw or raffia to place on top of your bob if the sun is shining.

It’s also the perfect hair accessory to disguise a bad hair day up top (a day which no amount of dry shampoo will fix), while the ends can be feigned into cool kinks which peek out perfectly from beneath. A tight-fitting beret is just the thing to hold your hair in place – and exactly where you want it. The hair accessory equivalent of hairspray, you can manoeuvre your mane to sit where you want it without it moving, because the beret will hold it in. It’s also a great way to show off a fresh cut, like Shayk’s new bob. Drawing attention to the face, a beret is the ultimate attention-seeker for a new, chin-grazing cut. It also makes us feel very French and very chic – and who doesn’t want that?

Now although the exact Versace one is not yet available (don’t worry – we have our eyes peeled), we have found some others which will not just suffice, but perhaps even top Shayk’s (including one by Eugenia Kim that is uncannily similar).

Here, seven beautiful berets to consider. Now just to find outfits that match.

get the look

EUGENIA KIM Cher metallic beret, $319. shop now

Gigi Burris Exclusive Coco Straw Beret, $395. shop now

Chanel Tweed Beret in Pink, White, Yellow & Orange, $1090.
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MAISON MICHEL Flore metallic cotton-blend tweed beret, $565.shop now

MOSCHINO Pink wool-blend beret, $212.
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FEDERICA MORETTI  Basquet heart-appliqué wool cap, $180. shop now

MAISON MICHEL New Bonnie straw beret hat, $425. shop now

thoughts?