We can’t get enough of these blue and white stripes. Oui, oui! Want to know the history of the Breton striped tee? Well let me tell you: Our beloved Breton striped tee was originally worn as a uniform for French navy seamen in the 1850s. The original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napolean’s victories. Which is totally mad cool (just like our American flag) and it wasn’t until Coco Chanel introduced the stripes as part of her 1917 nautical collection, that it became associated with Parisian inspired style. Isn’t that absolutely fabulous?
I think its scandalously fab! Check out some of our favorite fashionistas we have spotted all over the world sporting this trend!

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images via honestlywtf, Refinery29, Anouk Yve, Atlantic Pacific, Stockholm Street Style, Style Bistro, Vogue.com, Tommy Ton & The Sartorialist)