When pulling together a capsule wardrobe there are a few things you definitely want to include: a leather jacket, a white summer dress and the perfect pair of jeans, to name just a few. One item you also shouldn't go without is a versatile Breton top.
First worn by the French navy and loved by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, they're now synonymous with effortless Parisian style. They're also a favourite of Kate Middleton who has been seen out wearing them with tailored culottes, and Alexa Chung who pairs hers with everything from leather shorts to jeans and trench coats.
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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 popular Breton top comes in several different shades, from timeless navy and ivory to vibrant yellow and pink.
Breton stripe top, £27, & Other Stories
& Other Stories' Breton stripe top would look great thrown on with just about anything this spring.
Hobbs Sonya Breton top, £35, John Lewis
Hobbs' classic Breton was made for easy styling.
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.
Striped cotton t-shirt, £19.99, Mango
Mango might have created the perfect everyday striped top with this relaxed style. It hangs just right and looks far more expensive than its £19.99 price tag.
Boxy Breton, £85, ME + EM
We love Me + Em's boxy fit Breton styled with a masculine cut shirt underneath.
Victoria Beckham Breton striped long-sleeved top, £190, Farfetch
Trust VB to nail a modern take on the classic Breton. This new season piece features colour blocking and a slightly oversized cut.
Petite Bateau Breton top, £79, La Redoute
This long-sleeved jersey Breton by French brand Petit Bateau is the perfect transitional piece.
Whistles Breton stripes cotton top, £49, Selfridges
With dropped shoulders and a slouchy fit, Whistles' boyfriend-style Breton top is the ultimate throw on and go.
Pure cotton striped T-shirt, £7.50, Marks & Spencer
Lightweight with a straight silhouette, this M&S Breton top is great for layering.
Superdry Breton tee, £13.99, eBay
This cotton tee from Superdry is an oversized staple; tuck into mom jeans or wear with skinnies.
Boat neck top, £17, COS
Made from pure cotton with a relaxed fit, this timeless boat neck Breton tee from COS will see you through every season.
Short sleeve heart glasses Breton tee, £35, Olive & Frank
You might know Olive & Frank for luxe loungewear but we love the Breton tees, too. It's all in the little details like the embroidered heart glasses and contrasting red hem.
Chinti and Parker Breton jumper, £195, Farfetch
Made from a super fine cashmere blend and with red heart detail, Chinti and Parker's Breton jumper is exactly what we want to be wearing on those cooler spring evenings.
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