35 Stylish Looks With Breton Stripe Sweaters

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Classics is making a huge comeback! Everyone is interested in pieces to invest in and to wear them year after year, and Breton stripe tops and sweaters are among such items.

What Are Breton Stripe?

Usually found on short- and long-sleeved cotton t-shirts, Breton stripes are horizontal and navy and white. They’re an ultra classic—and one of the easiest patterns to wear. Today Breton stripe pieces come not only in navy and white, you may find black and white, grey and white and some other classic color combos, plus the width of the stripes can differ.

a black Breton stripe sweater, black jeans, brown loafers and a brown bag are a lovely combo for the fall

a black Breton stripe sweater, black jeans, brown loafers and a brown bag are a lovely combo for the fall

a black Breton stripe sweater, black leggings, knee boots, a black cropped coat and a black bag

a black Breton stripe sweater, black leggings, knee boots, a black cropped coat and a black bag

a black Breton stripe sweater, white jeans, black sneakers and a black bag are a nice combo for the fall

a black Breton stripe sweater, white jeans, black sneakers and a black bag are a nice combo for the fall

a Breton stripe sweater, blue jeans, white shoes with block heels for truly Parisian aesthetics

a Breton stripe sweater, blue jeans, white shoes with block heels for truly Parisian aesthetics

a Breton stripe jumper with black buttons, a navy mini skirt, a gold striped bag on chain are a great combo

a Breton stripe jumper with black buttons, a navy mini skirt, a gold striped bag on chain are a great combo

a Breton stripe jumper, black pants, black loafers, a black blazer are a great combo for the fall

a Breton stripe jumper, black pants, black loafers, a black blazer are a great combo for the fall

a Breton stripe sweater, a black mini skirt, black knee boots and a black bag are a perfect combo for the fall

a Breton stripe sweater, a black mini skirt, black knee boots and a black bag are a perfect combo for the fall

a Breton stripe sweater, beige trousers, white trainers, a black scarf are all you need for ultimate comfort

a Breton stripe sweater, beige trousers, white trainers, a black scarf are all you need for ultimate comfort

a Breton stripe sweater, black jeans, a black blazer, two tone shoes and a black bag for work

a Breton stripe sweater, black jeans, a black blazer, two tone shoes and a black bag for work

a Breton stripe sweater, blue jeans, burgundy block heel boots and a burgundy bucket bag

a Breton stripe sweater, blue jeans, burgundy block heel boots and a burgundy bucket bag

Where Do Breton Stripes Come From?

Breton stripes hail from Brittany (or Bretagne) in Northern France, which explains their name. Thick cotton shirts with these stripes became part of the uniform for seamen in 1858, because they were decreed easy to spot in a sea emergency and because the fabric was so hard-wearing. Since then, Breton tops have become something of a French stereotype—with an enduring simplicity that looks good on guys of every, um, stripe: Picasso, James Dean and Andy Warhol were all fans.

a Breton stripe sweater, white shorts, white knee boots, a neutral bag are a perfect and chic look for the fall

a Breton stripe sweater, white shorts, white knee boots, a neutral bag are a perfect and chic look for the fall

a Breton sweater, a black mini, black chunky boots and a black blazer, a black bag on chain

a Breton sweater, a black mini, black chunky boots and a black blazer, a black bag on chain

a Breton sweater, a white denim mini, black chunky boots and a brown bag are a great and chic combo

a Breton sweater, a white denim mini, black chunky boots and a brown bag are a great and chic combo

a cozy winter or fall look with an oversized black Breton stripe sweater, black leather pants, black Chelsea boots and a bag

a cozy winter or fall look with an oversized black Breton stripe sweater, black leather pants, black Chelsea boots and a bag

a grey Breton sweater, black denim shorts, dark green knee boots and a black bag for the fall

a grey Breton sweater, black denim shorts, dark green knee boots and a black bag for the fall

a monochromatic outfit with a grey Breton stripe sweater, grey jeans, black loafers and a black bag is wow

a monochromatic outfit with a grey Breton stripe sweater, grey jeans, black loafers and a black bag is wow

a navy Breton stripe sweater, white pants, white sneakers are all you need for maximal comfort

a navy Breton stripe sweater, white pants, white sneakers are all you need for maximal comfort

a timeless outfit with a Breton stripe sweater, black pants, white sneakers and a brown bag will work for any situation

a timeless outfit with a Breton stripe sweater, black pants, white sneakers and a brown bag will work for any situation

a white Breton stripe sweater, black leather pants, black boots, a woven bag with black ribbon

a white Breton stripe sweater, black leather pants, black boots, a woven bag with black ribbon

a white Breton stripe sweater, black leather pants, white slippers are a great combo for fall or winter

a white Breton stripe sweater, black leather pants, white slippers are a great combo for fall or winter

a white shirt, a Breton stripe sweater, grey jeans, black boots, a beige blazer and a black bag for work

a white shirt, a Breton stripe sweater, grey jeans, black boots, a beige blazer and a black bag for work

a white shirt, a Breton striped sweater, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black bag are a great combo for the fall

a white shirt, a Breton striped sweater, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black bag are a great combo for the fall

a white shirt, a Breton sweater, grey straight leg jeans, black sneakers and a black bag for the fall

a white shirt, a Breton sweater, grey straight leg jeans, black sneakers and a black bag for the fall

How To Style A Breton Stripe Sweater?

Such a sweater is super easy to style due to the classic pattern and colors, almost any bottom will do! Black and navy jeans, mom and wideleg ones, trousers and leggings (if your sweater is oversized and long enough), a maxi or midi skirt, a mini and knee skirt. Create beautiful and cozy monochromatic looks wearing this trendy and classic sweater, rock bold and trendy boots to raise the level of the outfit and grab a classic bag for more elegance. Get inspired!

a white t-shirt, a Breton stripe sweater, blue jeans, black boots are a great combo for the fall

a white t-shirt, a Breton stripe sweater, blue jeans, black boots are a great combo for the fall

a work outfit with a Breton stripe sweater, black pants, black loafers and a black woven bag

a work outfit with a Breton stripe sweater, black pants, black loafers and a black woven bag

an elegant monochromatic look with a Breton stripe zip sweater, black trousers, a black bag for the fall or winter

an elegant monochromatic look with a Breton stripe zip sweater, black trousers, a black bag for the fall or winter

an oversized black Breton stripe sweater, black pants, a black bag are a comzy and comfy winter work look

an oversized black Breton stripe sweater, black pants, a black bag are a comzy and comfy winter work look

an oversized black Breton stripe sweater, white jeans, brown boots and a brown bag are a lovely combo for the fall

an oversized black Breton stripe sweater, white jeans, brown boots and a brown bag are a lovely combo for the fall

an oversized Breton stripe sweater, a black maxi skirt, brown loafers and a black bag for a chic office look

an oversized Breton stripe sweater, a black maxi skirt, brown loafers and a black bag for a chic office look

an oversized Breton stripe sweater, black cropped jeans, black kitten heel boots and a black bag

an oversized Breton stripe sweater, black cropped jeans, black kitten heel boots and a black bag

black jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, a black blazer are a great combo for the fall or winter

black jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, a black blazer are a great combo for the fall or winter

blue jeans, a Breton strip sweater, black kitten heel boots and a black bag are a perfect combo for the fall

blue jeans, a Breton strip sweater, black kitten heel boots and a black bag are a perfect combo for the fall

blue jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, two tone shoes are a lovely and stylish look with the most popular knit item for now

blue jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, two tone shoes are a lovely and stylish look with the most popular knit item for now

light blue jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, a black leather jacket and black sneakers for the fall or winter

light blue jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, a black leather jacket and black sneakers for the fall or winter

light blue jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, an oversized shirt underneath, a blue bag for the fall

light blue jeans, a Breton stripe sweater, an oversized shirt underneath, a blue bag for the fall