Insomniac Sale Picks: Breton Tops

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Roxane requested a few picks for Breton/striped tops, so here we go:


Embellished Rugby Stripe Timeless Tee – was, $39.95, now $23.97
with code REVEAL40

I cannot for the life of me find any embellishment on this tee anywhere, so I’m hoping it won’t arrive in your home with unexpected sequins. Assuming it’s plain, this long-sleeved boatneck option is a fabulous Breton basic. Also comes in a khaki/black stripe. Available in sizes XS- XL. (This shallow scoopneck features similar styling and is available in 1X – 3X.)


Bowery Supersoft Striped V-neck T – was $22.95, now $12.99
with code GAPGIFT

Although a traditional Breton top would typically feature a slash or boat neck, some of us prefer a V-neck with our chunky stripes. This top comes in navy/white as well as pink/oatmeal, and bright green/white stripe options. Available in sizes XS- XXL as well as petite and tall options. (This gray notch-neck comes in sizes 1X – 3X, and this deep scoop comes in two colorways in 0X- 3X. Neither are on sale, sadly.)

michael kors striped top

MICHAEL Michael Kors Long-Sleeve Striped Crew-Neck – was $59.50, now $39.99

And to round out our neckline selection for the night, here’s a generous crew. Equal weight stripes are featured on some Bretons, but I love this unexpected reversal of wide dark and thin bright stripes. Available in sizes XS – XL in black/white, and XS and M in yellow/black. (This top has similar stripe weights in six color combos in sizes 1X – 3X.)

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for Breton/striped tops:

  1. Boden – At least a half-dozen options, including this lovely Autumn Breton.
  2. Land’s End – Stripes of all sizes and in many shirt styles. Love this classic boatneck sailor tee.
  3. L.L. Bean – Three great styles of French Sailor shirts, including this quarter zip that is awaiting its first wear in my own closet
  4. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Stripes are timeless, and most thrift stores are lousy with ’em. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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2 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Breton Tops”

  1. Roxane

    Thanks, Sally! These are all great, and I found one I like at LL Bean too. Now I just have to choose, but the one from Banana Republic is leading. (So far thrifting has only turned up black and white.)

  2. Kathleen

    Classic v-neck sweaters – YES! Complicating factors: I’m tall, so the ones I do find (I’m looking at you, J. Crew) are too short, and I don’t want ribbed aka “show every lump and bump or slouchy (hi, Gap).

    Picky picky!