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.
Shop the look for yourself with our pick of the best striped Breton tops available to buy online now.
Pure cotton striped everyday top, £9.50, Marks & Spencer
Slightly oversized with long sleeves and a contrasting crew neck, this M&S Breton top is perfect to throw on with wide-leg trousers or jeans.
Breton stripe top, £27, & Other Stories
We love & Other Stories' Breton stripe top, which features long sleeves and a wide neckline.
Short sleeve Breton, £15, Boden
Boden's popular Breton top comes in several different shades, from timeless navy and ivory to vibrant yellow and pink.
Striped cotton t-shirt, £22.99, 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 price tag.
Slim-fit long-sleeved T-shirt, £29, COS
Made from heavyweight organic cotton with a relaxed fit, this timeless boat neck Breton tee from COS will see you through to spring.
La Ligne Davie striped cotton-jersey top, £125, Net-a-Porter
Meghan Markle favourite La Ligne has a timeless and chic loose-fit Breton top available at Net-a-Porter.
Jaeger striped crew neck 3/4 sleeve top, £45, M&S
Jaeger's 3/4 length sleeve Breton is the perfect layering pice this season.
Cotton slub stripe tee, £45, Jigsaw
This cotton tee from Jigsaw is an all-season staple; tuck into leather trousers or a leather skirt.
Hobbs Sonya Breton top, £35, John Lewis
Hobbs' classic Breton was made for easy styling.
Boxy Breton, £85, ME + EM
We love Me + Em's boxy fit Breton styled with lace and leather.
Breton top, £19.20, La Redoute
This long-sleeved jersey Breton by La Redoute 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.
Breton Top, £29.95, Seasalt Cornwall
Seasalt Cornwall's version comes in over 30 colourways, including classic black and white, red and navy and multi-coloured stripes too.
Chinti and Parker Breton jumper, £156, 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 cold evenings.
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