How to style a Breton stripe top | French Women Style

How to style a Breton Top | French Women style

The Breton top truly is the French Women style gift that keeps on giving. Born out of a need to spot French Sailors if they’d fallen overboard and given a fresh take by Coco Chanel it’s become a closet essential for many over 100 years later.

There’s something so very chic about a Breton top. I find I can mix mine into so many different outfit ideas from my Capsule Wardrobe and it never fails to polish an outfit. It’s fast become my ‘go to’ what to wear outfit so I thought it was about time I shared how to style it.

Thankfully the High Street has made this Parisian style accessible to all but I’m not adverse to investing if I find the perfect Breton top. Whatever your budget there’s a whole range to choose from both with the high end designers all the way to the really affordable high street.

I personally like to buy Breton stripes in cotton. That way I can layer them in Winter if needed or wear them as my main element in Summer. I always check the fabric content of whatever I’m buying, avoiding polyester like the plague! But there’s really no need for polyester to be creeping into this French style classic so do make sure you check the labels too:)

I really hope you enjoyed my ‘How to style a Breton top’ video and it’s given you lots of outfit ideas and inspiration.

Hopefully you can see that this closet essential is hugely versatile in my capsule wardrobe and I seem to keep finding more and more ways to wear it as I go along. It’s often the outfit ideas you don’t think will work that turn out the best, so don’t be afraid to try something different. You never know what lovely outfit ideas you might stumble upon:)

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Best wishes, Jess x

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  1. 01/19/2022 / 4:40 pm

    I love your Breton top with buttons on one shoulder. Where did you find it?

  2. Marilyn Passley
    03/25/2022 / 5:00 pm

    I love your Breton top, it’s just what I’m looking for. Where did you buy it from, please.

  3. Jojo
    10/04/2022 / 1:43 am

    Where to buy featured Breton too with buttons on shoulder?

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