Images by Brooke Burnett.
Sure, it’s cold now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look optimistically toward (and prepare for) warm days on the horizon. Which is why we’re looking at a classic spring style – the Breton stripe.
A little background: the first and true Breton stripe was introduced in 1858 as the uniform for sailors of the French Navy and featured exactly 21 stripes. And since Lands’ End originated as a sailing brand, we think it fits right in with our style.
We had a chat with fashion blogger Brooke Burnett of OneSmallBlonde about her spring style and what makes a Breton stripe a must-have…
Lands’ End: What is it about the Breton stripe that makes it such a classic?
Brooke Burnett: Blue and white stripes will never go out of style. It’s a pattern that everyone recognizes and looks good on everyone. I personally love the Starfish Lace-Up Hoodie because of the lace-up detail. It gives the top a classic but chic look. It’s totally on brand with my style motto: simple, sophisticated, chic.
LE: Who do you think of when you think of the Breton stripe? Any icon or celebrity that stands out?
BB: I’d say Reese Witherspoon. She is the epitome of an all-American classic woman, to me. And she’s blonde like me, so I’m a little biased.
LE: How do you wear a Breton stripe? Any favorite pairing pieces?
BB: Keep the entire outfit classic. I’d go with a simple pair of white jeans. If I was going to grab lunch with my girlfriends, I’d wear a classic pair of nude pumps. However, if I’m just out running errands a clean pair of white sneakers would be cute.
LE: What’re your other go-to spring styles?
BB: Like I mentioned, a great pair of white jeans is perfect for spring. Who really cares about the “no white rule” these days? Another “go-to” spring style is a great jacket. I’m the queen of jackets so I’d choose a denim jacket or a classic trench coat.
LE: What’s your favorite part about spring?
BB: Warmer weather! It makes me want to get outside and explore.
Thanks for sharing, Brooke. And remember to share your own styles with #MyLandsEnd on social media.