Sunday, December 12

breton time!

sometimes I hear people talking about me as "the girl in stripes". oh, you can't possibly know how I love breton tops! they work absolutely every way possible- combine with cigarette pants and flats and you're audrey hepburn. wear it under a trench and you're a parisiénne. mix and match with other patterns to add an eclectic appeal. wear it under your blazer and pants for a smart casual business look.

the undeniable charm of breton shirt 

those of you who know me have probably heard that I'm leaving for paris next month, to study there till june. as someone who is obsessed with french chic, I know it would be a fatal mistake to go without a real proper breton. not that I don't own countless breton-like striped shirts and sweaters- so many it's ridiculous, but I'm lacking a "real deal", a heavy-cotton, heavy-duty fishing breton shirt; ohe of those they call "meridien."

I had my eyes on this GAP one for a while; the shape is surprisingly right and the material is thick as I wanted it to be, and quite cheap compared to other options, but it happened to be out of stock when I finally went to buy it. argh!
GAP, $29
 A.P.C. makes these wonderful -but overpriced- ones. oh, some day...
A.P.C., $200
J.Crew sells this lovely one buy the quintessential french brand St James, at a more accessible $85.
J.Crew Saint James, $85

meanwhile; let's get some inspiration from the "forefathers":
audrey hepburn

brigitte bardot

charlotte gainsbourg
lou douillon

the sartorialist

3 comments:

Sofi Stellar said...

Wow. This post makes me wish I had more stripes in my closet. I love all the photos. Bardot, Hepburn...gorgeous. The Sartorialist photos, as well, obviously.

I don't know you at all, so I didn't know you were going to Paris, but now that I know, I'm completely envious. I want to go SO badly, and I hope that some day I do. Enjoy!

Will you continue blogging while in Paris? I'd love to see photos!

deniz @ analytic approach to style said...

Thanks a lot Sofie, this must be the nicest comment I got in this blog in a while. As you can see, I'm pretty fascinated with stripes, too!

You'll hopefully see a lot photos... I'm actually planning to get a more professional cam and do some steet style photography while I'm there; which is something I've always wanted to do, but done only a few times in this blog, during my trips abroad. Paris seems like the perfect opportunity to start.

TheStrawberryFields said...

I have a section of my wardrobe dedicated to stripes!