Breton stripes never go out of fashion. They are far too classic an item to be relegated to 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 people are wearing them in such a variety of new ways that it's the perfect time to gather inspiration.
A nautical trend to autumn fashion is like butter to bread—the two are so much more delicious together and are inextricably linked. You will find that a well-chosen striped knit or tee is the kind of clever item, albeit simple, you'll pull out at this time every year without fail, making it an investment not to ignore.
Any previous Breton purchases will stand the test of time and look good in 2022. There are a few quirky iterations on offer this year, though, should you still be searching for yours. 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 collared marinière styles are possibly the most in demand on the high street, selling out multiple times last year and dropping back in stock recently for this autumn. 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.
Keep scrolling to get all of the Breton-top outfit ideas you'll ever need.
Style Notes: Collared Bretons are having a bit of a moment—this Arket style sold out fast but is finally back in stock (and in my edit below). It's the details in each of these pieces that make a simple ensemble stand out.