Happy Martin Luther King day everyone!
I’ve been on the hunt for that perfect infamous Frenchie Breton striped shirt. It exudes such an androgynous but chic personality. The striped breton shirt was introduced shortly following the 27th March, 1858 Act of France as the uniform for all French navy seaman. Coco Chanel then introduced the nautical line to the fashion world in 1917. But my first glimpse of this shirt was when I was 10 while flipping through the fashion magazines. It was love at first sight. Then later in my teens, I was introduced to classic movies showcasing iconic movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot sporting the fabulous striped top. They looked absolutely stunning and elegant.
I have since purchased a couple of striped shirts but they were worn out very quickly due to the quality of the material. Today, I have a few in my closet but none of them came close to what I have been looking for in terms of style and quality like this striped shirt from Gudrun Sjoden. They are eco-friendly and made from 100% organic cotton. You can’t get any better than this. A true closet staple that can stand the test of time.
Coco Chanel designed the Breton striped shirt to be paired with long flared trousers. However, I love tucking this top in a pencil or a trumpet skirt like this look here. I usually finish the look with a statement necklace and a dainty earrings. Sometimes, I just pair the top with the statement earrings like these beautiful vintage inspired ones from Henri Lou. Don’t they compliment my messy French bun…oiu?
Photography: Gabriel Burrafato
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