Breton stripes never go out of fashion. They are far too classic and essential an item to be relegated on a whim, but it's true that they do go through moments where popularity surges and they become noticeably more on-trend than a season or moment before. Now is one such time. Everywhere I look, there are Breton stripes, and they're being worn in such a variety of new ways that it's the perfect time to gather inspiration.
A nautical trend to spring fashion is like butter to bread—the two are so much more delicious together and are inextricably linked. Although a simple item, you will find that a well-chosen striped knit or tee is the kind of clever item you'll pull out at this time every year without fail, making it an investment to not be ignored.
Any previous Breton purchases will stand the test of time and look good in 2021. There are a few quirky iterations on offer this year, though, should you still be searching for your "one." We've noticed sportier silhouettes coming through via sweatshirts and zip-front styles as well as smart, collared options for those who aren't as keen on a crew-neck. Arket's new marinière styles sold out very quickly upon arrival a few weeks back, but this is one styling idea where you don't have to buy an It item at all—just a plain ol' basic will do.
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