Making a statement with stripes.


It’s no secret that I love a stripe – anyone on my Instagram will certainly be aware of that.  And what’s even better than a stripe?  A stripe given a bit of a boost by some super sparkle.

Adding some statement jewellery is the perfect way to dress up a classic Breton and give it some extra impact. So simple, yet so effective. And I’m all about simple, effortless dressing (aka making life easy!).

Putting my money where my mouth is last week and sporting stripes and sparkle….


The outfit above was a real winner for me – including as it did, three of my very favourite things (cue the Sound of Music theme tune!); stripes, statement jewellery and denim.  Putting the shirt under the Breton gave the beautiful Chocolate Leaf Necklace a frame  – another major love of mine is a collar and a necklace – plus added that all important extra layer on a freezing January day.


My denim shirt is from ASOS, no longer stocked – but this one looks a pretty close match.


And on the subject of Bretons, my very favourite one is 4 years old from Uniqlo, such a fab weight and that real traditional boxy shape that is perfect over skinnies or half tucked into boyfriend jeans.  Sadly they stopped stocking them and I had been eking mine out, too scared to wear it in case it finally died.  Until the other day I popped in there and saw that they are BACK! They’ve kept their excellent weight and shape but updated with a simple boat neck – perfection.

2Also I see online that the new Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo collection has landed and includes this top which looks a great contender as well.

1It also comes in a dress version which would be perfect in Spring with skaters and a denim jacket (or actually a denim shirt under) – hmm I do have a sneaking suspicion that this blog will NOT be good for my bank balance.

3Also, later on in the week couldn’t resist dressing this Boden Breton up with a sparkly cocktail ring, might be a bit much for the school run but I LOVED it!


Thanks for reading!


7 thoughts on “Making a statement with stripes.

  1. That’s funny, I tried that necklace on in the coral on with a new breton stripe top from RI last night. I’ll put a pic up tomorrow on instagram.

  2. I love the Uniqlo breton tops but wondered if you could advise on the sizing at all? I’m normally a 10 but like a looser boxy style to my breton tops…not sure whether to go med or large. Thank you!

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