Autumnal Style: Three Ways to Wear a Breton Tee

The words ‘autumn’ and ‘t-shirt’ don’t often go hand in hand. Autumnal days generally mean cooler weather – and when the temperature outside isn’t playing ball, we’re much more likely to reach for our chunky knits. Or – and if we’re really unlucky with the weather – our waterproofs.

So, just how do we make the style staple that is a striped, Breton tee work for the new season? Today on The Breton Shirt Company blog, we’re bringing you three ways to wear yours. You can thank us later.

 Under a Blazer

 A mainstay of the office, the blazer should be a key piece in your capsule wardrobe – and not just because it’s suitable to wear at work. The great thing about blazers – whether tailored or casual in appearance – is they can be dressed up and down. This makes them the perfect accompaniment for your red or blue-striped Breton top, since they can be worn post-office for a cocktail or two, or at work for dress-down Fridays.

Even the royals understand the power of a Breton stripe/blazer combo, with Kate Middleton spotted donning the look over here. In fact, it looks like Kate loves a stripe in general, since she can be seen ‘recycling’ her favourite Breton-inspired tees in the very same article.

With a Chunky Knit

See, there’s really no reason to swap your chunky knit for a Breton top…since you can opt for both. Look for large, slouchy cardigans – complete with huge buttons – and pair your Breton top with one for optimum ‘casual chic’.

Since autumn is all about ‘layering’, you can have lots of fun with your look by combining colours, prints and textures with your favourite, Breton-striped top.

Here at The Breton Shirt Company HQ, we’d go for a great pair of black skinny jeans, some black or tan Chelsea boots and a large, grey or navy knitted cardi. Go on, you know you want to, as well. Just don’t forget the Breton stripes!


With a Pinafore Dress

Style maven and TV presenter Alexa Chung loves a Breton stripe – and can be seen pairing hers with all manner of pinafore dresses on this blog. While Alexa opts to go bare-legged, you should instead say a big, fat, autumnal ‘yes’ to thick, black tights. You can still try out Alexa’s style-forward look, but you can do so in total and utter comfort.

Why not opt for a black pinafore dress, complete with matching black tights, a black and white-striped Breton tee and some ankle boots? If that doesn’t float your boat, swap the pinafore dress for a plain black skirt – and add those thick tights and a cute cardi over the top for maximum cosiness.

You could also pair your tee with a pair of loose-fitting dungarees, adding that slouchy knit over the top and a pair of heeled boots.

How would you style your Breton tee for the cooler, autumn months? Let us know by commenting on this blog, below.