Ubiquitous Breton Stripes

I thought this summer was all about Breton stripes but the stripes love affair seems to be continuing through the fall. It actually never really died since the French sailors started the trend in the 1800s. Check out Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn in Breton tops. It is, indeed, a timeless, classic trend that will never disappoint you fashion-wise.

(Images via wikifashion.com)

I did a fair bit of street/street style photography this summer, and I couldn't help but notice, and I kid you not, every 2nd or 3rd person on the street wearing stripes. And I noticed this trend in three major cities I was in this summer: New York, Montreal, and my home town Boston.

In fact, the trend was so hot that I decided to have some fun with it. I started shooting people wearing black and white stripes on street crossings around town. The shots are not very successful, but this could be one of those 'long-term' projects to work on.

If you don't have a Breton top in your closet, you need to get one. Like right now!

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