When pulling together a capsule wardrobe there are a few things you definitely want to include: a denim jacket, a white summer dress and the perfect pair of jeans, to name just a few. One item you also don't want to miss is a Breton top. They're versatile, flattering and never go out of style.
First worn by the French navy and loved by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, they're now synonymous with effortlessly cool Parisian style. They're also a favourite of Kate Middleton who has been seen wearing them out with tailored culottes and skinny jeans, and Meghan Markle who paired hers with black skinnies and suede Stuart Weitzman boots.
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Shop the look for yourself with our pick of the best striped Breton tops available to buy online now.
Short Sleeve Breton, £25, Boden
Boden's highly-recommended Breton top comes in a huge range of colours, from timeless navy and ivory to vibrant green and pink.
Breton Striped Long-sleeved Top in Midnight Blue, £190, Victoria Beckham
Trust VB to nail a modern take on the classic Breton. This lightweight long-sleeved top in navy blue is adorned with the brand's logo in red.
Stripe slash top, £16.50, Coast
Coast's Breton tee is a classic style and on sale too.
Sailor Top, £29.95, Sea Salt
Sea Salt knows how to do nautical, and this simple Breton top is a wardrobe staple for all seasons.
Iconic Breton Top, £79, Petite Bateau
Made from thick cotton jersey, French brand Petit Bateau's Breton top is the perfect transitional piece.
Kin Elliptical Hem Breton Stripe Top, £45, John Lewis
Slightly oversized with a boat neckline and raglan sleeves, this Breton was made for easy styling.
Esprit Organic Cotton T-Shirt in Breton Stripe, £19, La Redoute
We love the subtle red detail on this casual crew-neck Breton by Esprit.
Cotton T-Shirt, £3.99, H&M
H&M might have created the perfect everyday striped top with this relaxed style. It hangs just right and looks far more expensive than its £3.99 price tag.
Pouf Sleeve Knit Breton Top, £125, ME+EM
For an ultra-feminine take on the classic Breton, go for this puff sleeve fine-knit top by Kate Middleton favourite Em + Me.
Cotton Striped Fitted Top, £8.50, Marks & Spencer
With its slim fit cut and three quarter length sleeves, this M&S Breton top is great for layering.
Superdry Breton tee, £10, eBay
This cotton tee from Superdry is an oversized staple; tuck into mom jeans or wear with skinnies.
Striped Boatneck T-shirt, £44, J.Crew
We can always count on J.Crew for classic, high-quality styles and this Breton is no different.
Chinti and Parker Breton Jumper, £195, Farfetch
Made from a super fine cashmere blend and with a red heart detail, Chinti and Parker's Breton jumper is what we want to be wearing on cooler summer evenings.
Cotton Stripe Boyfriend Tee, £40, Jigsaw
With dropped shoulders and a slouchy fit, this boyfriend-style Breton top is the ultimate throw on and go.
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