There are some things we’re never going to get bored of. Avocados, Jane Austen novels, red lipstick, peonies – oh, and striped t-shirts. The Breton top has been a wardrobe staple since at least 1673 and it doesn’t look like the classic stripy tee is going anywhere any time soon.

bardot stripes

Easily dressed up or down in an instant, and simple to style whatever the occasion, the Breton tee has to be one of the most hard-working items in your wardrobe. Even better, it’s the consummate transseasonal piece, taking you from sunny spring and summer through to the chillier days of autumn and winter. Long story short, we’re never going to fall out of love with them. It’s always a wise wardrobe investment – these are the Breton tops to buy right now…

whistles striped t-shirts

Whistles Zip Back Stripe Clean Tee

Whistles Placement Stripe Linen Tee

monki striped tops

Monki Polly Top

Monki Valerie Top

Monki Lucy Top
Petit Bateau Breton T-shirts

Petit Bateau Striped Sailor Jumper

Petit Bateau Heavy Jersey Breton Top

breton tops st james j crew

Saint James for J.Crew Slouchy Tee

Saint James for J.Crew Short Sleeve Slouchy Tee

Alexander Wang Striped Tees

T By Alexander Wang Striped Linen Cotton Long Sleeve Tee

T By Alexander Wang Linen Silk Stripe Tee

T By Alexander Wang Stripe Linen Cotton Tee

Chinti and Parker Striped Tops

Chinti and Parker Striped Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Chinti and Parker Heart-Print Striped Organic Cotton Top

MIH striped topsMIH Jeans Slouch Breton Top

MIH Jeans Bretonic Top

Comme Des Garcons Play Striped T-shirts

Comme Des Garcons Play Striped T-Shirt

Comme Des Garcons Play Striped T-Shirt

Current Elliot Striped T Shirts

Current/Elliott The Game Day T-Shirt

Current/Elliott The Freshman T-Shirt

monki breton top

Monki Mary Top

Monki Nikko Top

Monki Maja Top