>> The Breton striped shirt dates back to the 1900s, when it was originally worn by French fishermen. Then, in the '50s, icons like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and Jean Seberg adopted the nautical print as their own. Fast forward to 2011, and fashion girls everywhere — think Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Jenna Lyons, Mary Kate Steinmiller, and Lauren Santo Domingo — are still sporting renditions of the classic Breton top. While the timeless navy and white pattern will always remain a closet staple, designers continue to make it new with their own unique interpretation of the pattern. Who can forget the frenzy Prada created when it showed chunky, brightly-colored stripes on its Spring runway? Shop our picks to add a little je ne sais quoi to your look right now.
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Saint James has been making classic striped shirts since around the 1850s, a worthy investment piece.
Saint James Meridien II T-Shirt  ($95)
We love Prada's bold take on stripes this Spring. This orange and black version tote will make a standout statement with any ensemble.
Prada Striped Tote  ($695)
The loose silhouette and yellow pop makes this an instant Summer hit.
MARC by Marc Jacobs Bella Striped Trapeze Dress  ($498)
When it starts getting hot and sticky outside, cool your arms off in this classic tank version.
J.Crew Finespun Stripe Racerback Tank  ($38)
We like Proenza Schouler's slick take on stripes via a structured tweed mini.
Proenza Schouler Baja Wrap Skirt  ($775)
We found this gem in the men's section. We suggest wearing them slouchy and paired with high heels.
Opening Ceremony x Lane Crawford Striped Pants  ($245)
We love the punchy citrus hue and casual cut.
Joie Trudy Dress  ($198)
Wearing stripes down below is a fun way to add a twist to your Summer look.
Aubin & Wills Rollesby Shorts  ($80)