Just like leopard print, I think stripes are more of a lifestyle choice and I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way.
I have quite a few friends who, just like me, have this strange emotional need for striped clothes. Whether its blouses, jumpers, t-shirts, dresses, its all groovy.
There is something classic about stripes, you just know that they won’t go out of ‘fashion’ because they were never really in ‘fashion’ as such, they are above it. You genuinely can’t
go wrong with them they really are that easy to wear.
Originating from the 1800’s French navy uniform that can transform your look to Parisian chic in seconds.
I remember seeing people wearing breton stripes and denim in my mums fashion magazines when I was young, but they were a classic far beyond when I was born.
From the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow and Jean Paul Gaultier all the way to Kurt Cobain, Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol.
You see plenty of stripes on the high street not just in sailing shops and they come in various colour combinations.. I like them all, but my favourite is the traditional navy and cream/white.
This is quite a bold statement, but it’s true.. Breton Stripes are suitable for every occassion and every season.
I never feel any guilt when purchasing another striped piece to add to the growing collection, as fair as I’m concerned they have 0 sins per item (no matter how poor I am or how much wardrobe space I lack). I am always so confident that they will be wear worn and will be easy to pair up with the clothes I already own.
A delicate piece of gold jewellery works well with this look and takes it from being plain to interesting.