What to Wear with a Breton Striped Top

Inspired by French fisherman, Breton striped tops add a whiff of nautical air to any of your outfits. Just select a stripe-print scaled to your body scale for where petites will look great with slim, narrow stripes while large stripes flatter curvier women. These stripes can take you from casual to more formal looks with our styling tricks.

  1. Denim Overalls

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Wearing your Breton striped top with denim overalls will add some nautical-approved look into your style. Like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, go for a classic look with a Breton striped sweater worn with denim overalls, or channel your 70s vibe with a pair of flared overalls and a Breton striped off-shoulder top.

  1. Brightly-Colored Bottoms

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Since stripes are considered neutral, they can be a perfect excuse to wear your brightly-colored bottoms without looking over-the-top. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, opt for a pair of neon shorts and a colorful necklace that will give some pop to your casual outfits. Feel free to go for bib necklaces and chunky chokers for a bolder statement with your Breton striped top.

  1. Full Skirts

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Looking for flirty but not so dressy way to look feminine? Wear your Breton striped tops with full skirts. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, go can go mini or maxi on your full skirts to channel your preppy, greek-goddess, or even creative styles. Just polish your looks with a pair of chic shoes or gladiator sandals that can make your street style a bit unexpected yet sassy.

  1. Statement Bottoms

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Whether you’re a fan of sequins, architectural silhouettes, or funky prints, wearing your statement bottoms with your Breton striped top will create a bold yet effortless look. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, wear your daytime sparkles through a sequin pencil skirt, and balance its party vibe with a Breton striped top. This way, you’ll look glamorous and chic without going overboard.

  1. Striped Ensemble

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There’s nothing looks more cohesive than wearing stripes with stripes. However, better opt for a different style of stripes to wear with your Breton striped top for an interesting look. If you’re afraid of looking bigger in horizontal stripes, wear narrow stripes on your problem areas to create an illusion of a “ladder-effect”, which is slimming.

  1. Printed Ensembles

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Breton striped top can serve as a neutral print to wear with louder prints. You may start with gingham checks, plaids, florals, and go wild with abstract patterns, novelty prints, and quirky patterns. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, you may actually go for different shades on your Breton striped top apart from black, white, navy, and red that seem so nautical. Colors of green, purple, orange and such can look modern yet with a creative twist.

  1. Structured Blazer

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If you feel Breton striped tops can only make your top-part heavy, you can prevent this by throwing on an unbuttoned jacket, structured blazers, or cardigan to break up the print. You can actually create a refined look for your office style when you wear Breton striped top with a structured blazer. Like fashion blogger Mary Orton, go for the classic shades on your blazer to keep in office-appropriate and finish the look with a classic pair of pumps.

  1. Dress Pants

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If you feel jeans are too casual and skirts are too dressy for your street looks, then resort to dress pants that will also look great with Breton striped tops. Just go for a flattering fit on your pants especially if you’re bottom-heavy. Dress pants with wide leg and moderate flare will look perfect to balance your pear shape.

With our styling tricks, you can now make your street style nautical-inspired with the help of Breton striped tops.

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