The Breton Shirt Rules Nautical Style

In 1917, Coco Chanel took a humble work shirt and added it to her resort collection. With that endorsement, the breton striped shirt, with its 21 navy stripes and three-quarter length sleeves, quickly became a fashion staple. Fast forward a little bit, and you’ll find Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot wearing the nautical, laid back look. Today, the shirts still endure, and if you want to insert some seriously classy but effortless style into your wardrobe, you’ve found your, ahem, anchor piece. Here are a few to choose from.

Screen shot 2014-06-21 at 9.33.47 AMSt. James Galathee shirt

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Club Moncao Darla sweater


Band of Outsiders striped top


J.Crew cotton sweater

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Rebecca Taylor twisted cotton sweater

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