Enlist in Navy

  • 15th January 2014

You may not be headed to St. Tropez, or anywhere along the French coast, but making a nod to the Breton top this spring will steer you well.

 

 

Gorgeous Chloe 2014 Nautical Designs.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Gorgeous Chloe 2014 Nautical Designs. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

The  marinière, or more commonly known striped Breton shirt, was a uniform of seamen in Brittany around 1850.  According to various sources, the original shirt featured 21 stripes, one corresponding to each of Napoleon’s victories.

 

Coco Chanel.  Photo Courtesy of: WikiFashion

Coco Chanel. Photo Courtesy of: WikiFashion

Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel in a Breton top.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.hk

Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel in a Breton top. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.hk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a visit to the coast, Coco Chanel was inspired by the seamen’s uniform and introduced it into her collection in 1917.  She paired the top with wide flared trousers (see above).  A style that endures today almost 100 years later and still caught our eye when flipping through Vogue HK.

 

 

Cropped breton top meets flared trousers with a tuxedo stripe.  A look inspired by Coco Chanel almost 100 years ago, still timeless!  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Cropped breton top meets flared trousers with a tuxedo stripe. A look inspired by Coco Chanel almost 100 years ago, still timeless! Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

Here are a few ways to shop this enduring look:

 

Then

1972 Christian Dior.  Photo Courtesy of Vogue.hk

1972 Christian Dior. Photo Courtesy of Vogue.hk

 

 

Today

 

Chloe 2014 Striped Twill Dress

Chloe 2014 Striped Twill Dress

Chloe 2014 Striped Twill Dress

 

 

 

 

Chloe Striped Twill Dress, net-a-porter.com, $1,895.00

 

 

Stripe Swirl Floppy Hat Anthropologie

Stripe Swirl Floppy Hat Anthropologie

 

 

Stripe Swirl Floppy Hat, anthropologie.com, $58.00

 

 

Chanel Camelia Embellished Striped Sneakers.  Photo Courtesy of:  Cosmopolitan HK

Chanel Camelia Embellished Striped Sneakers. Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

(Price above:  Hong Kong dollars NOT US) 

 

 

Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs.  Photo Courtesy of:  Cosmopolitan HK

Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs. Photo Courtesy of: Cosmopolitan HK

 

 

 

 

Keds Kate Spade New York Kick Sneaker in Mariner
Keds Kate Spade New York Kick Sneaker in Mariner

 

 

Keds for Kate Spade New York “Kick Sneaker,” katespade.com, $75.00

 

Kate Spade Seaside Stripe Sutton Hand bag
Kate Spade Seaside Stripe Sutton Hand bag

 

 

Kate Spade Seaside Stripe Sutton Hand Bag, katespade.com, $298.00

 

 

Then:

 

Illustration by Carl Oscar August Erickson--Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Illustration by Carl Oscar August Erickson–Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of Vogue: HK

Photo Courtesy of Vogue: HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today:

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2014.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.HK

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue.HK

 

 

Lightly striped dress from Dior. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Lightly striped dress from Dior. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

Mango Striped Jersey Dress from House of Fraser

Mango Striped Jersey Dress from House of Fraser

Zig Zag Stripe Shorts from JCrew

Zig Zag Stripe Shorts from JCrew

 

 

 

Mango Striped Jersey Dress, houseoffraser.co.uk., £ 24.99

 

Zigzag stripe short, jcrew.com, $69.50

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Elle Décor

Photo Courtesy of Elle Décor

 

 

Chloe Cosmopolitan HK

Chloe Cosmopolitan HK

Chloe Bib Detailed Fine Knit Sweater

Chloe Bib Detailed Fine Knit Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe bib-detailed fine-knit wool sweater, net-a-porter.com, $1050.00

 

 

Christian Louboutin Just Soon 85 Striped Canvas Pumps

Christian Louboutin Just Soon 85 Striped Canvas Pumps

 

 

 

Christian Louboutin Just Soon 85 Striped Canvas Pumps, net-a-porter.com, $795.00

 

 

Louis Vuitton 2014 Scarf.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue HK

Louis Vuitton 2014 Scarf. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

 

Then:

 

Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

 

 

 

 

 

Today:

 

Acne Studios 2014.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Acne Studios 2014. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue HK

 

 

Thakoon lace-trimmed stripe silk jumpsuit
Thakoon lace-trimmed stripe silk jumpsuit

 

 

 

Thakoon lace-trimmed stripe silk jumpsuit, net-a-porter.com, $1220.00

 

 

 

Asos multi striped shorts
Top Shop Moto Stripe Denim Skirt

 

 

 

 

Asos shorts in multi stripe, us.asos.com, $46.30

 

Topshop Moto Stripe Denim Skirt, topshop.com, $64.00

 

Valentino Crop Multi Stripe Sweater
Valentino Crop Multi Stripe Sweater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentino multi stripe sweater, matchesfashion.com, $1,650.00

 

 

JCrew Textured Stripe Shorts in Navy

JCrew Textured Stripe Shorts in Navy

 

 

Coming soon…..

 

JCrew Striped Tee Linen in C'est La Vie

JCrew Striped Tee Linen in C’est La Vie

 

 

Coming soon….

 

 

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

JCrew Toothpick Jean in Railroad Stripe, $135.00


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