I love a good stripe. And at this time of year, the long-sleeved Breton top comes into it’s own. Wrapped up warm for outdoors, I go for the striped t-shirt under jumper, under coat arrangement. Sometimes a jumpsuit is involved. And a jacket. Depending on the coat. Step indoors and the layers come straight off; and rather than stand around in a skanky vest, I like to be prepared with my signature stripes. Early Bretons had 21 stripes, one for each of Napolean’s victories, until he met his match at Waterloo. Some of my favourites striped tops are from Ines de La Fressange at Uniqlo, Petit Bateau and Gudrun Sjoden (below) who is celebrating 40-years in fashion and works in eco-cotton, ‘Designing with a long lifespan has been my most important contribution to a greener world.’ Nice one. Breton stripes, not just for summer and definitely not just for Parisians:
Scandi Saturday’s are back and we’ve just started watching BBC4’s Modus; the latest drama based on a book by Anne Holt and set in Stockholm. A couple of episodes in and I’m enthralled. That’s my next few weekends sorted: glass of red wine on the sofa, in my Gudrun t-shirt. Getting Hygge.
More Breton stripes. Guaranteed to send your eyes squiffy: