Sometimes you just have to draw a line in the sand and succumb to certain styles. The Breton is one of them. Designed for French fisherman in the 1920s, its versatility and wearability forever trumps the flighty fads each season brings. So if you haven’t invested in one yet, it’s time to futureproof your look with the latest line up available at House of Fraser.

1. Earn your stripes

Biba Striped Lace Up Eyelet Jumper

More is most definitely more when it comes to this knit. Stripes, eyeleys and lace-up detailing - we love.

Shop Biba Striped Lace Up Eyelet Jumper, £40

2. Occasion ready


Monochromatic and surprisingly flattering due to the halterneck and hitched hem. Yes please.

Shop Coast Dillon Stripe Midi Dress, £129

3. Bags of style


Beach bag or weekend shopper, it’s as wearable as it is useful. A multitasking addition.

Maison de nimes stripe beach bag, £20

4. Flare up

Mint Velvet Stripe Flare Sleeve Top

As if stripes weren't Parisian enough, indulge in a chic flared sleeve to add a certain je ne sais quoi to your ensemble.

Shop Mint Velvet Stripe Flare Sleeve Top, £59

5. Chic co-ord

Tango Striped Top

Vertical stripes are the ultimate slimming device. And there are matching trousers, BTW.

Shop Twist & Tango Striped Top £79

6. Fun & flirty

Karen Millen Stripe Knit Skater

Dare to wear stripes with this complementing skater dress - complete with cinching waist tie and electric blue detail.

Shop Karen Millen Stripe Knit Skater, £140

7. The tee you need

Levi's The Perfect Pocket Short Sleeve Striped T-shirt

No wardrobe is complete without an easy-wear everyday striped tee. Dress up with a leather mini, or down with boyfriend jeans and trainers.

Shop Levi's The Perfect Pocket Short Sleeve Striped T-shirt, £25

8. Suit & stripes

Whistles Stripe Jersey Jacket

Suit up in stripes with a blazer. Add to your work wardrobe to rule the boardroom.

Shop Whistles Stripe Jersey Jacket, £95

9. Linear love

Biba Poppy Boxy Shoulder Bag

Not exactly a Breton stripe, but this boxy beauty should definitely make your striped stars list.

Shop Biba Poppy Boxy Shoulder Bag, £79

10. Smart stripes

Whistles Stripe Bell Cuff Poplin Top

Smarten up your stripe selection by way of this structured shirt.

Shop Whistles Stripe Bell Cuff Poplin Top, £99