Fashion icons – think Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn – knew the staying power of the simple Breton stripe, and we couldn’t agree more. This season, we’re loving these three styling options to keep stripes feeling modern and fresh.
1) Greys for day
The Breton was originally worn as undershirts by the French navy in the 19th century and is often associated with Gallic, nautical looks in blue and white. A simple change to the traditional colour-way is the easiest way to revitalise the staple stripe. We love our icy-blue-grey Raglan Breton Jumper worn with ever-stylish white denim.
2) Dressed down
We’re highly in favour of a healthy stockpile of striped tops in any wardrobe, but don’t forget about the other options, too. This throw-on-and-go day dress, accented with perennially-chic parallel stripes, will make everyday style a casually cool affair.
3) Under wraps
French women’s wardrobes are known for their effortless chic. Emulating the look this side of the Channel is easier than you think: a lightweight mac over a Breton-stripe top are the ultimate formula for that elusive Parisian flair. And even better – this will Spring-weather-proof your outfits, too, making it a practical between-seasons option.
Lastly, with a smile
There’s nothing more appealing than a fun striped top accessorised with an even bigger smile.
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