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Tomboy Style: The Stripe Shirt
THE SAILOR STRIPE TOP
Visions of the French seaside, of white sailboats and Brigitte Bardot singing La Madrague under a hot sun recall one breezy item: the Breton stripe shirt. Originally the uniform of French sailors in the late 1850s, the striped topper has since been appropriated and transformed by tastemakers (and tomboys) such as Coco Chanel and Jean Seberg.
Style Tip: Stay true to this effortlessly cool mainstay by choosing a cut with a boat neck; its high, pulled back neckline will lengthen the body rather than make you appear shorter.
FLARE pick: Joe Fresh marine boatneck tee, $24, joefresh.com