3 Ways to Wear: A Breton Top

3 Ways to Wear: A Breton Top

A striped Breton top has been a wardrobe staple ever since Coco Chanel included it in her 1917 nautical collection. Here’s how to wear yours three ways:


A striped Breton will look great on your downtime with jeans, ballet flats and a ladylike jacket – just how Kate Moss wears here (pictured above). Wear a trench coat if the weather’s bad.

Ladylike jacket Boohoo Boutique, Boohoo.com

Ballet flats, €92,  Vince Camuto, Arnotts

Trench coat, €79.95, Zara


Wear with a pencil skirt and heels to work.  If you work in a more creative field, you could try a pair of perspex heels and a leather pencil skirt.

Leather Pencil skirt, £85, Oasis

Black Perspex Sandals, €77,  Marks & Spencer

Night out

Wear your Breton top with a pair of bright jeans or trousers, a statement necklace, clutch bag and black pointed courts.

Green trousers, €135, Reiss

Black pointed courts, Carvela Galaxy €119, Brown Thomas

Jayna Irregular Stone Necklace, €15, Boohoo.com

Pink clutch

Where to Buy a Breton Top

Jaeger (£50/ €60) Broderie Breton Top is probably the best version out there – top quality that will last a life time.

Otherwise Zara have Breton tops in heaps of different colours for €19.99.

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4 Responses to “3 Ways to Wear: A Breton Top”

  1. Shiv Says:

    Love the styling, particularly with the statement necklace. Looks great also teamed with orange or yellow to add an extra pop of colour!

  2. Shelley Says:

    Wearing my Penneys one as we speak, it look identical to the Zara one, so chic :)

  3. Annemarie Says:

    HI Shelly – oh didnt see them in Penneys, will check it out, thanks for the tip!

  4. Annemarie Says:

    Great idea about the statment necklaces in pops of colour Shiv

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