Whenever I feel uninspired, bored or just not too fussed about fashion, I’ll un-dust one of my many stripey breton shirts. The quintessential Parisian style staple always delivers, looking pulled together and relaxed at the same time. Who doesn’t have at least 3 stripey shirts in their wardrobe? The nautical stripes were made famous in 1917 by no other than Madam Coco Chanel herself, establishing the shirt mariniere as a style icon. Countless celebs followed suit, from Audrey Hepburn to French cool Girl Clemence Poesy.
My favourite look is to go all out on the sailor theme by teaming my stripey J Crew shirt (love the relaxed fit and the boat neck) with a navy straight skirt and white buttons. To finish off the French look, I add a small straw bag for the Jane Birkin flair, St Tropez circa 1967.
What’s your favourite way of styling this timeless Piece? Would love to hear from you!
I’m wearing (mostly French, bien sur):
- Sailor shirt by J Crew
- Navy skirt with white Buttons by Claudie Pierlot
- Sicilian embellished straw coffa bag by Sicily Bag – limited “Limoncello|” Edition
- Banana earrings by N2 by Les Nereides