My mom especially loved the wool felt berets that my brother and sister-in-law sent for Christmas gifts. She never wore them tilted to one side in the traditional French way. Instead, she would perch the beret behind her ears, looking so chic that you wondered why they didn't wear them like that in Paris. Or she would wear TWO berets at once, letting a sliver of one show beneath the other, for a surprise peek of extra color.
When I style my hats for my Etsy shop, I think of my mom -- what would Ruby do? I do my best to be inventive in my styling and photos, but she's a tough act to follow.