I love autumn. Honestly, it is the best season. I could say it's because I love the colour the leaves change to as the weather gets colder. Or that all the festivities, including Halloween, Bonfire Night, Hanukkah and Christmas, are all the best events of the year. But really, it's because we get to wear great knitwear again. This season, it's all about the Breton jumper. The Arket white-with-blue-stripes version has already sold out (the blue-with-white-stripes version is still available), and every time I wear my Baum und Pferdgarten roll-neck Breton knit, I get compliments.
The only thing I've found with this style of jumper is that it can seem a little repetitive. I'm guilty of wearing mine with jeans, and that's it. But I'm here to tell you that there are so many other ways to wear this item of clothing. I've dug up plenty of influencer looks that are great for Breton-jumper outfit ideas, from classic black trousers to stirrup leggings with loafers. I've found seven outfits that are ideal for autumn and even winter. Keep scrolling for more.
1. Breton + White Tee + Stirrup Leggings + Loafers
Style Notes: There’s something so chic about stirrup leggings—maybe it’s because they seem much smarter than the classic versions. I love how Grece Ghanem has paired hers with loafers (the shoes of autumn) and the blue Breton on top.
Style Notes: If you’re still WFH, then this is the ultimate outfit for you but also works if you need to dash out for a quick coffee with a friend. True, the sandals aren’t going to work when it gets super cold, but for now, this is a great hybrid outfit that works for weather that’s not freezing but isn’t summer anymore.
Style Notes: Yes, you can wear your Breton jumper for a night out. Case in point: this outfit. Pair it with strappy sandals, slim-fit trousers and a chic handbag.
6. Breton + Loose-Fit Tailoring + Sneakers
Style Notes: Behold your weekend Breton-jumper outfit. Loose-fit tailoring and sneakers never looked so good.
7. Breton + Shorts + Over-the-Knee Boots
Style Notes: Sassy shorts and over-the-knee boots might seem a little OTT, but add a Breton knit, and they immediately become super chic.