My name is Alison and I have a Breton top obsession. I know, it’s a middle-class cliché. But they just go with everything! And what’s wrong with being a cliché anyway, that’s what I say. There’s safety in numbers, right?
But if, like me, you’ve got one too many Breton tops in your wardrobe, you might want to kick the habit and branch out into different styles of top. I’m here to help…
The key to breaking your Breton habit, folks, is to do it gently. And slowly. Don’t just wake up one day and throw all of your blue and white striped tees in the charity shop bag. That’s just crazy talk and a one-way ticket to Regretsville. Instead, you need to wean yourself off them gradually.
These Harbour Tops from Joules are the perfect way to do it.
Harbour tops, c/o Joules, from £17.95
They’re an easy way to move away from the blue and white Breton, but stay within your comfort zone. You’re adding a splash of summer colour, experimenting with it, but not straying too far from what you know. They come in lots of colours – these are my favourites above, but I also love the Pink and Orange Stripes top and the new season Cream Red and Navy Stripes top.
I’ve had a few of these Harbour Tops in the past and they wash really well (that green striped top, above, has been washed lots of times, and the pink striped top next to it is brand new – not much difference in how they look, is there?)
Maybe one day, I’ll break my Breton habit but for now, these colourful stripes are a good middle point. Now hands up who’d be interested in a Breton Lovers Anonymous support group…