Is it too cliché to wear a Breton top in the South of France? Errr if you wear it with a beret and a bunch of onions…maybe! But worn modern and simple (or maybe not so simple for you fashion daredevils out there) it’s such a wardrobe and suitcase staple that it would be almost rude not to.
The Breton was originally designed so that French sailors could be spotted in the sea easily if they went overboard. They became popular with locals and then even more so after Coco Chanel became inspired by the style after a trip to the coast.
These pictures of this classic and iconic item may give you some ideas on putting your own personal twist on how to wear it.
All pictures and original website links can be found here on Pinterest along with more pictures not included in the post
Top row |Topshop £10 (on sale)| River Island £20| Next £32| BooHoo £18| MissGuided £40| Middle row |JCrew 44€| MIH The Tomboy Jean £175| French Connection Nevada Leather Jacket £350| Kurt Geiger £175| Office £50| Bottom row |Net-A-Porter £1,565| My Theresa 245€| Net-A-Porter Maje £370| My Theresa Jill Sander 850€| Harrods £340|
For me the Breton is one of those items that I pull out when I have a dress n’ run moment, it’s so easy to dress up and down, to keep simple or to mix with different patterns and textures. I would love to know how you wear yours?