Spring is the perfect time to roll out that classic Breton look. Evoking sunny days, lungfuls of fresh air and ambling along an empty stretch of beach, striped sweaters and chic shirts provide a fresh, crisp look that launches you from winter into spring.
The navy and white stripes worn by French sailors since the 1800s inspired Coco Chanel to incorporate them into her 1917 nautical collection, and the chic Breton style has endured ever since. Movie stars, royalty, iconic artists and fashionistas step out in this style season after season. However it gets translated each time, the simple and chic effect always remains the same.
Create this eternally elegant look with our SS21 collection. Here's how...
Mikaela jumper £48
Our take on the classic Breton striped jumper comes with slightly puffed sleeves and sits beautifully over a crisp white shirt, serving as the ideal layer for cooler days.
Effie trousers in electric blue £55
With a 1950s vibe, these cropped cotton trousers with neat little turn-ups are the perfect transition from winter to spring. Pair with sandals - or ballet flats for an Audrey Hepburn look. Available in five beautiful shades.
Clelia vest in cream & navy stripes £49
We'd like to think Coco herself would approve of this v-neck vest in classic stripes with slightly padded shoulders. Layer over a crisp white shirt, long-sleeved tee and jeans or trousers to complete your Breton chic look.
Alexia shirt in blue stripes £53
This classic blue & white striped shirt comes with an extra feminine twist in the form of its beautiful oversized collar. Pairs perfectly with jeans or high waisted trousers. Also available in white.
Ella blouse in vintage blue £45
This vintage inspired ruffled blouse creates a romantic and confident look. Tuck into high waisted trousers and pair with some statement earrings.
Leon jumper in soft blue £55
The Leon jumper combines two favourites - stripes and cable knit. It comes with an added touch of glamour in the form of three sparkly buttons on the shoulder. Très chic!