5 of the best: Breton style striped tops

I definitely have a bit of a stripe thing going on in my wardrobe at the moment - they seem to have become my fashion default setting.

Available in many different guises, the perennial wardrobe staple, the Breton shirt, combines nautical style and French chic for effortless cost-per-wear dressing. Here are 5 of my favourites.

The cream and blue Breton top above is by Petit Bateau - the perfect good quality basic, it has long sleeves and a crewe neck top. (£50 - Urban Outfitters)

This longer dress length version from Hush is perect for wearing over leggings with sandles or pumps, or with bare legs when the weather gets warmer. It has a cute little half belt detail at the back too. (Catherine dress - £40)


Reiss have this lovely slim fitting Nellie top iconin a classic three-quarter length style with a wide, off-the-shoulder neckline. (Above left £59)

The Sonia Rykiel iconversion (above right £149) comes in a cotton and wool blend. Combine it with skinny jeans or crisp white chinos.

...and finally, French Connection's Toulouse stripe tee - wear with peg trousers and brogues for casual weekend style. (£32)

Which is your favourite?