There are certain items of clothing that scream instant chic, making even the ladettes among us look semi-presentable for Sunday roast with the in-laws. Ballet flats, cashmere scarf, crisp white shirt—tick, tick, tick. But, ladies, when it comes to the classics, there are few items we love (and love to wear to death) quite as much as the Breton or striped top.
Rock your stripy lovely with white and you’ll look like you’ve just stepped off Yeezy’s yacht, or with skinny denims and studded biker for laidback rock chick styling. Add just-been-kissed red lips and undone locks and people might just think you’re French…
Pro-tip: make a handful of striped tops the bread and butter of your wardrobe, and the rest is gravy.
#1 Cosy Cashmere
Stylish AND snuggly, wear this to your ladies’ lunch, the footy, or to console yourself that you don’t have a cat (because, SO SOFT). Sigh.
$388 at Skin and Threads stores nationally, and online.
#2 Quirky Cool
Oh, Man Repeller. We heart you so! Wear this ‘Boob Pocket T’ on a movie date for some guaranteed over-the-blouse action.
$150 at Incu stores and online.
#3 Oh So Feminine
Because you’re a lady (and would never crassly draw attention to your lovely lumps).
A.P.C. $165 at Incu stores and online.
Good for hiding that 3pm doughnut, team this with a pencil skirt. Which may be a bit snug, following said doughnut.
$129 at Gorman stores and online.
#5 Colour Pop
Who says navy and black should get all the air time? Armor Lux, you get us.
$90 at The Standard Store and online.
#6 Attention Seeker
It’s never been cooler (or sparklier) to show your aje. This baby is so popular it's sold out—but will be back in store next week!
#7 Low-Key Lounger
Just perfect. Obviously. Plus cheap as chips, so you can also buy the shorts, the bag, the shoes…
$39.95 from Assembly Label online.
#8 Navy Gazer
Another bargain basement find—layer up and go.
$39.95 $39.95 from Assembly Label online.