Originating in Brittany, the Breton stripe was prescribed as the uniform of the French navy part-way through the 19th century. Traditionally navy and white, it has since been reimagined by designers in a multitude of designs and colours. Made popular by designers such as Coco Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier and worn by icons such as Audrey Hepburn and James Dean, the stripe is cemented in history as a sartorial staple.
Eternally stylish, a stripe is the perfect transitional piece. Get a head start on the new season by snapping up a piece that feels right for now.
Essentials Interlock Dress £60
Is there anything more effortless than a striped swing dress? With a wear-anywhere colour palette of navy and white, the Interlock dress is the ultimate in everyday styling. The bow back adds feminine detail to a classic piece. Style with a trainer whist the weather’s mild and swap for tights and ankle boots come winter.
Take It Easy Belted ¾ Sleeve Top £35
The Take It Easy top fuses nautical chic with a silhouette inspired by the Japanese kimono. Able to be worn tied at the waist or loose, it’s a versatile addition to the modern wardrobe. Wear with cropped skinny jeans to balance the voluminous top.
Bella Ottoman Stripe Jumper £70
Go bold with a graphic stripe in a bright colour. Wisteria blue is surprisingly easy to style and is an easy way to uplift an outfit. Style with a simple trouser or skirt to let the jumper make the statement. The lightweight fabric makes it the perfect transitional cover-up.
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