Popularised by Coco Chanel and embraced by women the world over, this timeless striped staple transcends trends and yet has never felt more current – a true wardrobe icon that will deliver time and time again.
The perfect piece for transitional dressing, we’ve teamed ours with our bestselling CW jeans, but you can style with almost everything in your wardrobe, from tracksuit pants and maxi skirts to smart tailoring and summer shorts…
NAVY BRETON STRIPE COTTON JUMPER £81.00
This lightwear jumper, exclusive to us, is knitted from pure organic cotton. The curved hemline, dropped shoulder and longer back hem make it a cut above the rest.
Style Tip: Most Breton stripes, ours included, look super stylish when teamed with a print, be it a scarf or maxi skirt. Go on, give it a go!
BLACK STRIPED KNIT SWEATER £65
The fabric in this sweater is similar to a relaxed, sweatshirt type material, but it feels soft to the touch and hangs more fluidly too. The black and ecru colourway gives it a contemporary vibe and the side split makes it ideal for layering over shirts or blouses.
Style Tip: If you want to break up the stripes, team your Breton with a vibrant spring scarf – or throw a knitted cardigan or sweater over your shoulders. Très Chic!
BLUE STRIPED KNIT SWEATER £65.00
Identical to the sweater above but in sky blue and taupe, this piece would look great layered under this season’s khaki military style jackets or a more tailored blazer. The chambray stripe looks great teamed with all shades of denim, be it a jacket or jeans.
Style Tip: To quote style guru Inès de la Fressange: “Wear your diamonds with your marinière (Breton) rather than with eveningwear”. In brief, a striped sweater looks super sophisticated when worn with a piece of standout neck jewellery, be it a choker, a large pendant, a chunky bead necklace or even a delicate chain. For those with diamonds, wear those of course!