The Breton Top
The Breton top has been a fashion classic ever since Coco Chanel got her hands on one back in the 1930’s and wore it paired with palazzo pants.
It was a style she’d adapted from French sailors and it’s graced the shoulders of trendsetters of every generation since from Jane Birkin to Alexa Chung. We love it because it literally suits everyone, doesn’t have to cost much and never, ever goes out of season.
Almost every brand from high street to designer (including Alexander Wang, DKNY and Saint Laurent) have a version of the beloved breton top and we just can’t get enough of rhe chic, stripy, Parisain inspired look!
How to Wear it?
The great thing about the stripy Breton top is it can be worn just about any way you want!! It can be worn casually with distressed jeans and converse. Dressed up and paired with a navy blazer, skinny jeans and heels. It can be worn with with shorts or denim cut offs and and styled with everything from a chic blazer to a parka. For a chic Parisian take on the Breton style it with cigarette pants, a blazer draped over your shoulders and a classic court shoe or wear it with wide leg palazzo pants (ala Coco Chanel)
Without a doubt the breton top is one item EVERY woman should have in her wardrobe… How you style it is up to you! Check out our top five Breton style tops in stores now:
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