Breton Shirts: Wear Yours at These Key Summer Events...

Your Breton shirt isn’t just a fairweather friend, you know. It’s the perfect top to wear at a whole host of summery occasions - as long as you add a little imagination and a few choice accessories.

Our aim in life is to look good and feel totally comfortable while we do it. That’s why we love our Breton shirts so much. They look great with everything, and they get comfier with every wear. What’s not to love?!

Not convinced that stripes are suitable for every date in your summer diary? Let us convince you with our ideas for Breton-inspired outfits

Garden Party

Let’s start with the ever-so-British garden party. Just picture it: Pimms, cucumber sandwiches, croquet or badminton on the lawn, children playing tig around the rhododendrons Idyllic.


Dressing for a garden party needn’t mean floral frocks and flowing skirts. How about teaming your trusty Breton shirt – the Breton Rouge par example – with a smart pair of cropped tailored trousers and a light cardigan or blazer?

If you feel the occasion will be a little fancier than trousers will allow, your Breton will look simply perfect with a high-waisted A line skirt. If you’re feeling bold, choose a clashing pattern or a floral print to really make a statement.


Barbecues are hardly the time for delicate dresses, are they? We reckon you’ll more than get away with a lovely fitting pair of jeans and a Breton here – maybe with a pair of ballet pumps or some smart brogues?

Or, if you’re looking for something a little more feminine, how about pairing your Breton stripes with a pinafore dress in denim or corduroy? Instant Parisienne chic, perfect for stylish but low-key, relaxed style.


Festivals are a time to let your hair down and enjoy yourself. They are most definitely not the time to be worrying about whether you’ve got a grass stain on your white skinny jeans.

Play practical off against beauty and choose a mini skirt or denim shorts with your Breton V Tee, adding a pair of chunky trainers or glitter wellies to add to the carefree vibe.

Or, if you’re feeling rather retro, raid your local vintage shops for an outstanding pair of flared jeans and a big buckled belt, and match it all up with your stripes. Ah oui, c’est chic!


Breton stripes at a wedding? Are we mad?

Mais non, mes chéries.You can definitely wear a Breton shirt to any occasion, and we’re going to prove it.

A fitted Breton like our La Mode Pull is perfect for this look, as it upgrades your top a little from casual to chic. Wear it tucked into wide legged palazzo pants and add a beret for a deliciously Chanel-inspired look that manages to be timeless and modern at the same time. It would certainly work perfectly for a casual, alfresco night do, that's for sure.

If trousers aren’t your idea of a good time, a circle skirt with a large, billowy circumference will look exceptional, particularly if you can find one with a complimentary print around the hemline. Add a pair of bright shoes (we suggest red or yellow) and off you go to celebrate a wedding in comfort and style.

Holiday Evenings

Packing for a short holiday can be tough. You’ll have all your daywear sorted – shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, sandals – but that tricky time between dinner and evening can be hard to dress for.

That’s why Breton shirts are so flippin’ good. They’re useful! If you’re quickly dressing for dinner and you know it’ll turn into cocktails, they can bridge that gap between super-casual and super-lovely perfectly.

High-waisted shorts are your best friend in these situations. Wear your Breton loose during the day and simply tuck it in as the sun sets to instantly refresh and smarten your look. If you have space in your bag (may we recommend our Refuse To Die tote bag for these situations?), slip in a pair of espadrilles or wedges, and swap your sandals or trainers when it’s time to head off for drinks. Sorted.


See, we told you. Breton shirts are perfect in all situations, in all weather, under all circumstances.