Forever 21 stripe singlet, Petit Bateau stripe top, H&M stripe top, The Gap stripe top, Proenza Schouler stripe top, Comme des Garcon Play stripe top, Enza Costa stripe top

As of late, my appreciation for the breton striped top seems to have exploded into a free-for-all hunt for stripe tops to add to my once modest but now expanding collection. Originating in the late 1800s as a uniform for sailors to make it easier to spot them in the water and referred to as the mariniere, the breton stripe top has since come a long way, firmly embedding itself in what we know today as the classic and chic Parisian style. Introduced to the fashion world by Coco Chanel, and worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Edie Sedgwick and Brigitte Bardot, the presence of the striped shirt on the runway has not yet faltered, and is an ubiquitous item in many shops.

I’m quite fond of pairing my striped tees with everything from a casual pair of skinny jeans to high-waisted shorts or glitzy party skirts. With my wardrobe bursting at the seams with stripes, I have little need for more, but if I did, I’d probably be hunting out one of the ones below.


  1. Closet Fashionista August 10, 2012 / 12:31 am

    I do love me some stripes! I FINALLY have a classic blue and white striped sweater, but I also have a pink and white…clearly, I need a few more 😉
    [unfortunately I missed the train for the NYC events, because there were no parking spaces at the train station…depressing]

  2. Nina August 10, 2012 / 2:37 am

    Wow! One for each day of the week!

  3. Polder Glamour August 10, 2012 / 8:25 am

    Haha it’s so cool you bought al these strips. I love em as well. Got a few like these shirts too 🙂

  4. Mira August 10, 2012 / 11:45 am

    I love stripped shirts. I have countless ones 😀



  5. rachel August 11, 2012 / 6:35 am

    love your collection! I think mine is almost approaching this number, and my desire for more hasn’t wavered yet x

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