MMM {wears} What’s this season’s alternative to my Breton obsession?

It’s not a new thing. I realised a while ago (while clearing out my wardrobe) that I have a problem with stripes. A big one. Around 18 striped tops of various hues are currently residing in my cupboards – and let’s not EVEN discuss how many the kids have.

A swift visit to my Instagram account gives you some idea as to the severity of the issue we face here.

Yep, all mine.
Yep, all mine.

And if the fashion world has anything to do with it, it’s one that shows no sign of stopping, because the classic print is definitely a trend for next season too. Check out this backstage image from the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi show at London Fashion Week.

Image: Instagram.com/preenbythorntonbregazzi
Image: Instagram.com/preenbythorntonbregazzi

Yes, they go with EVERYTHING. We can layer under, over and on top of other prints. But seriously, in the name of all that is striped, there must be a new season alternative to vary the daily look up – just a jot, yes?

What we’re essentially looking for here – and come on people, I know I’m not alone in this – is a multi-tasking bad boy that will work with pretty much your entire wardrobe, be it alone or beneath other things.

I’ve searched high and low and reckon these three items are your new season go-to’s.

We can do this everyone, let’s lay down the Breton and look at the alternatives.

1: THE SPOTTY SHIRT

It’s a new print to obsess over – this season I’m very much enjoying a polka dot. Wear in every way you’d work a Breton – I’m going to make mine all about the shirt.

spot

CREDITS:

  1. Boden
  2. Gap
  3. DON’T LOOK! 

 

2: THE EMBELLISHED SWEATSHIRT

The simplest way to look pulled together in a nano-second, the embellished sweatshirt will look great over everything from this season’s flannel or denim, to a crisp white shirt with the collar pulled out.

embellished

 

CREDITS:

  1. J Crew
  2. H&M
  3. DON’T LOOK!

 

I’m already wearing the two things together, look.

Image: instagram.com/erica_davies
Image: instagram.com/erica_davies

 

3: THE POLO NECK

Hear me now: Wear. This. Under. Everything. It’s one of the season’s key basics and will look fab under short sleeves tops or dresses. Give lighter weight pieces an Autumnal spin by layering one underneath.

polo

CREDITS:

  1. M&S
  2. J Crew
  3. DON’T LOOK!

Can we do this? Let me know. #BretonObsessionArmy.

  • Comments ( 8 )

  • avatar
    Michelle

    I do love that very cool, understated look in Look 3!

  • avatar
    Sue

    Ha ha – you are a tease. Of course I had to look at the Don’t Look items and I thought they were going to be oodles of pennies but thankfully not and for that I love you.

  • avatar
    Laura

    Love this – I also have a slight problem with stripes! Don’t we all!? Where is your spotty shirt from in your instagram pic? It’s just the right type of spots – not too big and not too crazy.

    • avatar
      Erica

      Thanks Laura! It’s Gap x

  • avatar
    Joelle Poulos

    Love some of these looks!

    Joelle
    http://joellepoulos.com/

  • avatar
    Mrs B

    Hello, I’m new to the blog but loving what I’m seeing so far. One question, why do some items have ‘don’t look’ instead of a usual credit? Is it to drive more people to click?

    Thanks,
    Curious.

    • avatar
      Erica

      Hi! I was being cheeky because they’re all striped, but in the same categories I’m suggesting you try instead!

  • avatar
    Fiona

    Love them. I have a serious stripe problem too
    Fiona x

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