A Breton stripe shirt or jumper has long been a classic in many a wardrobe since they were designed in France in the late 1800s. In shades of navy and white or cream, they’re a classic choice that can be worn in many different ways. You don’t have to look like a sailor when you wear a Breton stripe! The colour choices have expanded, with stripes appearing in many different shades. The famous look also comes in knits, dresses and t-shirts, allowing you to find a stripe to suit any outfit.
Last week, I wore this outfit for a day out with my little ones.
Top (Emerson – Big W) – Jacket (Jeans West) – Jeans (Tasmin Thermolite Super Skinny – Jeans West) – Boots (Diana Ferrari ‘Percy’) – Scarf (Rubi Shoes)
It’s a casual look that I love for shopping or lunch, but can also be worn to a low key dinner and dressed up with accessories.
If you like the look of a Breton stripe, I have done some virtual window shopping for you. My top picks of t-shirts, knits and dresses are below.
Whether worn with jeans, black pants or a skirt, the Breton stripe is a classic look that you can have a lot of fun with. Pair a knit with loafers and a blazer for a preppy look, or a dress with tights and boots for a Winter staple.
How would you style a Breton stripe? Do you own any stripey tops?