30 Classic Striped Shirts to Buy Now—From ASOS to Proenza Schouler

30 Classic Striped Shirts to Buy Now—From ASOS to Proenza Schouler
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As far as basics go, a Breton striped shirt is as necessary as a black blazer or a pair of blue jeans, and like those staples, the allure of a classic striped shirt lies in its versatility. Whether worn by sailors, celebrities, or modern-day It-girls, the styling choices have evolved over time—but the effect has remained the same.

Typically characterized as a cotton top with thin horizontal stripes, the style was introduced in 1858 as the uniform for the French navy, and didn’t particularly possess any fashion cache until—after a trip to the French coast—Coco Chanel took notice. The iconic designer was so inspired by the sailors’ uniform that she incorporated the stripes into her 1917 nautical collection. The casual design helped break away from the heavily corseted fashion of the time, changing the face of casual womenswear.

Today, style stars like Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, and Olivia Palermo regularly rock striped T-shirts, as do most of us. Because you never can have too many, we’ve rounded up the 30 best breton stripe shirts in stores right now—from ASOS to Proenza Schouler.

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Saint James Galathee White and Red Striped Shirt, $95; at Halsbrook

Community Catius T-Shirt, $45; at Aritzia

NLST Striped Cotton Tee, $129; at Steven Alan 

Striped Drop-Sleeve Top, $14.80; at Forever 21

Proenza Schouler Striped Slub Top, $280; at Net-a-Porter

Madewell Setlist Pullover, $59.50; at Madewell

Striped Tank, $5.99; at H&M

Striped Jersey Shirt, $29.99; at Mango

Short Striped Sweater, $39.99; at Zara

MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Crop Top, $56; at Bloomingdale's

T by Alexander Wang Striped Stretch-Cotton Top, $117; at Net-a-Porter

Sacai Luck Striped Split Back Combo Tee, $265; at La Garconne

Striped Slub Knit Top, $9.90; at Forever 21

Theory Striped Elastic Tank, $69; at Intermix

Solid & Striped 'Island' Long Sleeve Knit Top, $118; at Nordstrom

Rag & Bone Linda Cowl-Back Striped Shirt, $99; at Intermix

Striped Crop Top, $6.95; at H&M

ASOS Cropped Boyfriend T-shirt in Stripe with Pocket, $22; at ASOS

Adam Lippes Striped Cotton Top, $275; at Net-a-Porter

Ganni Old Spice Jersey Tee, $94; at Need Supply 

ASOS CURVE Oversized T-Shirt in Breton Stripe, $25; at ASOS

Theory Striped Fayla Tee, $57; at Saks Fifth Avenue

Petite Bateau Striped Tee, $61; at Farfetch

AQUA Striped Off-Shoulder Crop Top, $28.50; at Bloomingdale's

Striped Textured Top, $49.99; at Mango

Modern Stripe Crew Tee, $19.95; at $19.95

R13 Boy Striped Tee, $195; at Shopbop

Madewell Striped Boatneck Tee, $39.99; at Madewell

Striped Boatneck Top, $15; at Old Navy

Oversize Stripe Turtleneck, $55; at J. Crew

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