The Breton Stripe Top

Your wardrobe isn’t truly complete without a Breton top. Worn traditionally by the French Navy but made famous by no other than Coco Chanel, this simple top will never go out of style. I’m a bit of a sucker for collecting Breton’s and as soon as the sun starts shining they all come out, from classic navy or red to updated with ruffles and bows- chic and versatile.

Here are seven Breton stripe tops your wardrobe needs right now so you can Chan(n)el your Parisian cool.

St James Meridame Striped Breton Top £65– Depuis 1889 in Normandy- The OG of Breton Tops, I picked one up in Paris a few years ago and love the story behind the company and quality of the fabric.

Boden Olive Top £35 – Classic navy and ecru colours updated with ruffles for weekend fun.

Comme des Garçons Lilac Long Sleeved Tee £84– The perfect colour for this season with the iconic heart motif, also available in red, navy green and yellow.

Arket Organic Cotton Striped Top £35– Arket is the the place to go for wardrobe essentials – sunny yellow, boatneck style and sustainable cotton – win.

Chinti & Parker Blue Stripe Lemon Sweater £225– Chinti & Parker can always be relied upon for fun and playful sweaters and jumpers and this one is no exception- love this sweater.

& Other Stories Striped Long Sleeve Tee £27 £16– Available in a few colours, but this bubblegum pink colour is on sale at the moment and is a bargain.

Zara Puffed Sleeve Top £19.99– Puffed sleeves tops are everywhere this season and this one is great with the lovely gold button detailing and fitted style- pair with high waisted jeans or an a-line skirt.

The Sequin Edit

This season is all about sequins! There are so many amazing sequin, sparkly, glittering, dazzling and delightful show stopping dresses to be had, Whether you are looking for understated and classic or a bold statement piece, I think this collection of dresses has something to suit everyone. If you could only pick one, which one would you have?!

Zara Black & Gold Sequin Tassel Dress, £39.99 – this dress is incredibly light and comfortable to wear, shift style and classic wardrobe staple. Zara had a very similar dress in the same style and cut last year too!

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& Other Stories Ombré Sequin Midi Dress, £85– So much love for this dress, the plunge neckline and clinching in at the waist makes it incredibly flattering

Zara Velvet & Sequin Wrap Dress, £79.99– Combining two of this seasons best trends into one amazing statment, in a beautiful sumptuous teal colour 

Karen Millen Sequin Belted Midi Dress, £250 -There is currently 25% off everything at KM for Black Friday so you can actually nab this dress for £187.50 this week! 

Needle & Thread at Net-a-Porter, Tulle-trimmed Sequin Chiffon Dress, £300 

Warehouse Velvet Sequin High Neck Dress, £59– Available in four colours but this one in Bronze is the best!

RIXO Daisy Two Stripe Dress, £395– After careful consideration, I think this is my favourite, two tone sequin colours, gorgeous open back with a black velvet tie and dazzlingly chic. RIXO is a British Brand born in London and I just love them!

Zara Silver Sequin Dress, £29.99– Be the Silver Disco Dancing Queen until the early hours of the morning in this fabulous mini dress, at a great price tag too

LK Bennett Lazia Sequin Dress Forest Green, £550 – Amazingly festive and elegant – who has a Christmas event they can wear this to? Also available in Gold and there is 25% off everything in LK Bennett with Grazia at the moment!

Phase Eight Belda Big Sequin Dress, £79 – Big Bold Sequins!

H&M Sequin Mesh Wrapover Dress, £69.99– Kimono style knee length dress, lightweight and shimmery black, a wardrobe staple that you can keep on wearing 

Moonsoon Sonique Rainbow Dress, £190– Statement rainbow pieces have been everywhere this season and this great dress definitely part of that list, it makes me happy just looking at it!

Zara Leopard Print Sequin Dress £39.99 – The fourth Zara dress in this edit, too much? This is another dress that combines two key trends this season-leopard print and sequins in one, it’s bold and fun, perfect for any upcoming festivities!