Don't you just love those pieces that you can wear over and over again with many different others? Well, look no further than this absolute French wardrobe staple: the Breton top, or as us French call it, 'la marinière'.
All my readers know my passion for versatile items that earn their keep. This top is a case in point. Every woman has to have one of these. Either white stripes on a navy background, navy stripes on white, short or long sleeves, you will never regret getting a Breton top. Or three. Or more. I have quite a number of them, in different styles, which I wear regularly.
As the above board shows, they can be dressed down for a casual look worn with trainers or ballet flats, or dressed up with heels and coloured trousers, or linen white trousers. Add a blazer, short jacket or long cardigan for extra warmth.
Of course, I draw the line with heavy floral leggings, shiny/wet leather look trousers and other such dubious looks, for the sake of chic and elegance.They look awful on everybody and certainly will not look good with this Breton top.
If you have been reading this blog regularly, you will know what constitutes a chic look and what doesn't. If you are ever in doubt, please drop me a line, I will be very happy to help steer you in the right direction.
My next blog post will be part 2 of Take One Breton Top, with a different board. Please stay tuned!
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