Breton Stripes

February 20, 2016

Breton stripes street style

If there's one print that most of us probably have in our wardrobes, it's the classic Breton stripe. This style was introduced in 1958 as the uniform of the French navy. Eventually Coco Chanel took notice of this print and incorporated to a nautical collection back 1971. Nowadays, you can see this print not only on cotton shirts, but also in dresses, pants, name it.
My look for today was inspired by that Navy French boy. Instead of wearing the classic Breton shirt, I'm wearing a tunic with this classic stripe over a simple pleated shirt. I accessorized this look with a few French-like pieces in order to complement the Breton striped tunic.

Beret trend

Breton stripes street style

Parisian fashion style

Breton stripes fashion trend

Nautical street style outfit

How to wear Breton stripes

Breton stripes street style

Breton stripes street style

Breton stripes street style

How to style Breton stripes

Tunic: J. Crew (old). Similar here .
Boots: Luciano Padovan (old). Try these Chloe and on sale.
Beret: Vintage. Identical here.
Scarf: H&M (old). Similar style here.
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. I'm wearing the larger version 62mm
Bag: Kate Spade
Coat: Zara (old). Similar here.
Watch: Bulova. Another gold Bulova here.

Lipstick: YSL (56)


  1. Oooh la la! Tres chic, but still fun Carelia!

    1. Thanks, Sue!! Glad to hear from you.


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