Did you know that 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. 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. How is that for a bit of history? Whether it be a classic tee, a dress, a sweater or a crop top, or even an organic version, we can’t get enough of blue and white stripes. Oui, oui!

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(our favorite Breton striped tees found here, here, here and here; images via Refinery29, Anouk Yve, Atlantic Pacific, Stockholm Street Style, Style Bistro, Vogue.com, Tommy Ton & The Sartorialist)