The Weekend Edit: How To Style The Classic Breton Stripe Jumper

By Astrid Carter | 16th February 2023
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The Breton stripe jumper is one of those wardrobe heroes that never goes out of style. Make the most of an existing one you have in your wardrobe or get inspired with one of our top picks from the plethora of them lining the shelves right now. From an all monochrome date-night look to comfy weekend denim, here’s how to make your fashion maths work hard for you…


Look 1

Toughen up the classic charm of a Breton stripe jumper with some leather trousers. Perfect for dinner with friends or a date-night look, we’ll be pairing ours with Abercrombie’s vegan leather trousers – the wider leg gives off a more contemporary vibe – and Pearl Octopussy’s statement earrings for a hit of glamour.


Look 2

A Breton and vintage-inspired mid-wash denim are a duo that never date, but consider switching up your go-to jeans for this season’s return of the denim midi skirt. A pair of SS23’s cowboy boots and big gold hoops will add a fashion edge. BA&SH’s Breton is given a sweet update with traditional cable knit detailing for a twist on winter boho.


Look 3

The Breton has long been a weekend go-to, but make your wardrobe work harder by wearing it come evening too. Here, we’ve paired ARKET’s alpaca striped grungy knit with split-hem leggings, an oversized blazer and rhinestone-embellished accessories for a cosy look with just a hint of sexy.


Look 4

Toteme’s fluted, roll-neck Breton is without doubt one of the knits of the season. Lean into its polished cut by pairing with a slinky off-white slip skirt and metallic boots. For more relaxed days, it pairs perfectly with straight-leg denim, leather trousers and this season’s cargo pant, too.


Look 5

Finally, embrace SS23’s return to the mini skirt by pairing ARKET’s navy stripes with a 90s-inspired leather kilt. Add brown suede accessories and a cool-girl fringed jacket give the look an off-beat boho feel.


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