Your wardrobe isn’t truly complete without a Breton top. Worn traditionally by the French Navy but made famous by no other than Coco Chanel, this simple top will never go out of style. I’m a bit of a sucker for collecting Breton’s and as soon as the sun starts shining they all come out, from classic navy or red to updated with ruffles and bows- chic and versatile.
Here are seven Breton stripe tops your wardrobe needs right now so you can Chan(n)el your Parisian cool.
St James Meridame Striped Breton Top £65– Depuis 1889 in Normandy- The OG of Breton Tops, I picked one up in Paris a few years ago and love the story behind the company and quality of the fabric.
Boden Olive Top £35 – Classic navy and ecru colours updated with ruffles for weekend fun.
Comme des Garçons Lilac Long Sleeved Tee £84– The perfect colour for this season with the iconic heart motif, also available in red, navy green and yellow.
Arket Organic Cotton Striped Top £35– Arket is the the place to go for wardrobe essentials – sunny yellow, boatneck style and sustainable cotton – win.
Chinti & Parker Blue Stripe Lemon Sweater £225– Chinti & Parker can always be relied upon for fun and playful sweaters and jumpers and this one is no exception- love this sweater.
Zara Puffed Sleeve Top £19.99– Puffed sleeves tops are everywhere this season and this one is great with the lovely gold button detailing and fitted style- pair with high waisted jeans or an a-line skirt.