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Say it with stripes

BY STYLE EDITOR, ON 4 JAN 2010 14:15 TIPS & ADVICECOMMENTS

Breton stripes trend

I love it when a golden-oldie style that gets forgotten in the fash-trash suddenly re-emerges into a must-have, must-wear, must-own-now trend.

Imagine my delight when Breton stripes were recently seen on many celeb frontrunners including Alexa Chung, Claudia Schiffer and Elle Macpherson. I especially love it because you can work two trends at once… nautical and a bit of fancy French chic. Although some might shy away from horizontal stripes, my advice is don’t. It’s all about the way you work it. The most stylish of celebs don Breton stripes and so can you. Here are some ideas…

Wear at the weekend:

  • Team with jeans and a cute white blazer. The stripes will subtly come through and create a trés chic fashion-formula

Wear to work:

  • Wear with an A-line skirt and a knee length mac for chic shopping style
  • In a rush? A key working-wardrobe piece is a Breton stripe dress with a chunky necklace and plain tights for colder days.

Wear it out:

  • Wear a longer style Breton stripe top with skinny jeans or wet look leggings and a boyfriend cardigan.

We just adore stripes because they’re a great combo of casual cool and go-with-everything versatility with a bit effortless chic thrown into the mix. Just throw on Breton and leave complicated styling for another day.

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