Stripes: effortless, sophisticated Parisian chic

Just as florals are to Spring, stripes are to Parisian style. Nothing says effortless chic quite like a Breton stripe. Embrace the stripe in all its forms to create a sophisticated yet laid-back look.
Stripes: effortless, sophisticated Parisian chic

Just as florals are to Spring, stripes are to Parisian style. Nothing says effortless chic quite like a Breton stripe. Embrace the stripe in all its forms to create a sophisticated yet laid-back look. For inspiration look to French muses like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clémence Poésy (giving the basic striped shirt instant kudos like only a Parisian can, above) for that je ne sais quoi.

Work It: Keep comfy yet stylish while logging into those zoom meetings with a Breton stripe t-shirt dress, €59, Cos.

Rainbow Bright: Throw caution to the Parisian wind, by injecting colour to your summer style, €145, Traffic People.

Need for Tweed: What could be more French then a Chanel inspired blazer? From the tweed to the adorned button, Coco’s spirit remains intact, €375, The Kooples.

Spangled Stripes: Bring some Americana style to the cobbles of Paris with a classic Tommy Hilfiger shirtdress, €179, Tommy Hilfiger.

Ankle-grazer: Pick a wide-leg cut to elevate your Parisian denim style, €79.99, Selected Femme.

Cool Cuts: Complete your unassuming look with a laser-cut, Stella McCartney cross body, €695, Brown Thomas.

Simply Stylish: Match a stripe midi-skirt with a simple white tee for Sunday strolls through the streets of Montmartre, €159.43, Melissa Odabash at Net-a-Porter.

Zest for Life: Stand out from the Breton crowd with a juicy pop of orange stripe, €19.95, Zara.

A Nautical Twist: Rework the old school sailor stripe with a hip-jutting peplum for a ladylike look, €33, River Island.

The OG: Keep it timeless with a boat necked navy and white Breton, €12.99, H&M.

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