Since Coco Chanel transfered breton stripe shirt into women´s wardrobe from sailors, it become probably the most classic look for summer holiday & the signature piece of French Chic.

The fitting has been evolving of the years, however the pattern always stays.

Good news – carefully chosen it fits everybody & you will be positively surprised by numerous outfit combinations you create with it!

It goes almost with everything for a relaxed yet fashionable casual look.

If you are a “stripes beginner” here are some tips how to find your new perfect one.

  • Go for classic navy blue & white combination
  • Choose loose fit over tight
  • Shop the best cotton quality you can afford


Our stylist Elena wears her breton stripes shirt from the men department with off-white embroidered maxi skirt in boho style.

For a city look pair leather sandals & shoulder bag with a straw fedora hat. You can easily combine silver & golden accessoires by keeping them clean & minimalistic.

If you like this look – check out our Polyvore account to see more about the items used in the collage.

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