Mom Style: Breton Top

 

     Hi guys! French-girl style is definitely one of the main influences on my personal style. I just identify with the simple and classic but interesting M.O., and have always felt the most inspired by the way French women dress. Another great word to describe this style is understated elegance. It's about looking put together, but still relaxed. Here, I've decided to showcase that ever-chic Breton style top. A Breton top is essentially a striped t-shirt, classically with navy or black stripes. It's history, coming from the coast of France, is slightly nautical, but to me, it doesn't necessarily give off that vibe. For me, the stripes add an extra detail to what could be boring with just a white t-shirt instead. 

     Because this piece is such a classic, I decided to pair it with a couple of my favorite trends! Chokers are having a moment in the style world, and the 90's kid in me is loving it. Nowadays though, the chokers on the market are much more elevated than the plastic criss-cross ones of our youth. I love how simple the black ribbon looks, and I featured my new favorite vintage gold one in this post.

      I also decided to style the top with another trend that's killing it right now. Frayed hem kick flare jeans give another detail to just plain old jeans. They are a great way to give your outfit a little more personality. Due to the exposed ankles, I thought it would be a great way to show off my favorite lace-up flats!

Wearing: Vintage Top (similar here) / DIY-ed Hudson Jeans / Lace-Up Flats (similar here) / DIY Ribbon Choker (it's literally just a black ribbon) / Pearl Back Earrings (similar here) / Target Shades

All Photos by Kristen Williams