When you think of Breton shirts, you probably think of warm summer weather and breezy, sun-soaked days by the sea. However, though these shirts are usually made from thin, light fabric, they are far more than just a spring or summer wardrobe item.
So don’t put your favourite Breton shirts away just yet when autumn and winter roll around. You’ll want to take advantage of the endless layering options available with this versatile stripe!
Read on for our top tips on how to style your Breton for the cooler months ahead.
With a Scarf
Not only do scarves keep your neck warm in cold weather, but they can be quite the fashion piece. A solid-coloured scarf works well against the bold stripes of a Breton shirt. For a chic Parisian feel, pair a red scarf with a Breton shirt with black or navy stripes (like the Original Breton).
Don’t be shy about mixing patterns, however. A floral-printed scarf can add a charming, spring-like feel to your Breton ensemble.
With a Camel Coat
Camel coats always feel on-trend in the autumn and winter months. Layer a camel coat over a Breton shirt and neutral-coloured skinny jeans or a skirt for an effortless laidback look. Polo neck shirts, like the Polo Breton, look particularly great with camel coats, in addition to keeping your neck warm.
With a Blazer
Keep yourself warm and classy this autumn and winter with a blazer, wonderful for wearing even outside of the office.
Throw on a blazer over a Breton shirt and jeans for a relaxed look, or opt for dress trousers for the perfect business casual look. Try picking colourful stripes, like the Breton Rouge, to add a cheery flare to even the dressiest-looking blazer.
With a Pinafore Dress
Nothing says autumn quite like a cosy dress and tights combo. Pinafore dresses, in particular, allow you to be flexible with your wardrobe, since you can wear a shirt beneath them.
Throw on a Breton-striped shirt beneath a pinafore dress, and you’ve got yourself a comfortable autumn-ready outfit. Try combining a black dress with black tights and a black Breton shirt (we suggest the Submariner V2 (pictured below) or the Breton Noir), but if you’re feeling playful, opt for matching colours. Green Breton shirt and green pinafore dress, anyone?
With Ankle Boots
Could ankle boots be the quintessential autumn and winter footwear staple? We think yes!
Tuck your favourite Breton striped shirt or jumper into cropped or cuffed jeans, and then complete the look with black or tan ankle boots. For extra cosy layering fun, throw on a camel coat or a chunky cardigan on top of it all, with a thick scarf thrown in for good measure.
There are so many ways to style a Breton shirt to suit the rest of your autumn and winter wardrobe. As a general rule of thumb, you can never go wrong with layers or mixing patterns with solids. However, remember that the sky is the limit when it comes to how you wear your Breton stripes!
Until next time…