Ah, the Breton striped top. It’s undoubtedly a classic, and has been a real staple in my wardrobe for years. Perhaps it was my youthful obsession with France that started my love for these simple, essential tops, or perhaps it’s the way that they fit everyone’s shape, no matter what.
Comfortable and natural
While I’m still planning my capsule wardrobe, it’s clear that a Breton-striped top will be in there, if not the two gorgeous organic cotton Breton-striped sweatshirts I’ve recently acquired from Fat Face.
I’m learning from Anushka Rees’ book, The Curated Closet, just how important it is to invest in clothes that last, fit well and are comfortable. I can certainly vouch for the Breton-striped sweatshirt in tomato that I’m wearing here – made from 95% organic cotton, it’s soft on my skin, warm, and has been finished with curved hems and a boat neckline. It’s these extra details that make it really stand out.
Plus I know I can always turn to Fat Face for this kind of quality: their collection of classic pieces makes the most of natural materials, and I’m really pleased to see them using more organic cotton in their ranges too.
In fact, in writing this piece I discovered that Fat Face will be sourcing all of its cotton (of which it uses a lot) from sustainable sources by 2020 as part of their commitment to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). As cotton is one of the most widely-used natural fibres in fashion, by sustainably sourcing it, Fat Face and other members of the BCI will improve producers’ livelihoods and protect the environment.
Staying cosy with simple things
Alongside my organic Breton-striped top, I’ve paired my outfit with Fat Face’s black super skinny jeans – something I’ve been wearing since my Autumn Edit – and their classic Sussex jacket in chocolate, a key piece in my wardrobe for the start of springtime.
It’s these simple things that will form the basis of my wardrobe going forward – I feel like I can pair this top with my black blazer for a smarter look, or snuggle up into my organic cotton hoody for an extra cosy outfit. (In fact, it’s what I’m wearing right now as I type this!)
One thing that I love about this outfit is that it’s really versatile. I can wear it in the city or the countryside quite easily. I’m actually planning on taking all of these items, along with my natural rubber Rockfish wellingtons to Devon in March, where I’ll be celebrating my birthday with a detox weekend in the countryside. Perfect for splashing about in puddles and spending time with my boyfriend!
This post is sponsored by Fat Face. All views and opinions expressed remain my own.