When I think of Parisian style I immediately picture a beret and a nautical shirt to match. It's a very cliche way of viewing Parisian style but, the hat did originate in the South of France in the 17th century. By the 1920s both women and men began wearing berets in France's working class. The french accessory later became a fashion statement and a symbol of French fashion.
Berets have been showing up recently on the Fall/Winter runways and are making their way to the streets.