Breton Buy

I dare anyone to contest the transformative prowess of the classic Breton stripe. Chic enough for a simple daytime look, but with a refined elegance that lends itself handsomely to any evening ensemble, this sartorial staple shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon. Such was the inspiration behind today’s chicy Spring look.

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This top from H&M is perfect for chillier days with its generous cotton blend and long sleeve, and at €9.99, it’s the perfect price point for anyone who may wish to tentatively foray into this recurring Parisian trend.

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For the rest of my look, I decided to zest up my bargain buy with some citrus accents in a vein bid to counteract that lingering March chill! These orange Benetton chinos (€39.99) are a fabulous fit, and complemented the mint hue of my River Island blazer (€129) in a subtle but savvy way. Corresponding colour were the call of the day for my lapel pin and pocket square.

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These Lotus brogues from TK Maxx were an absolute steal at just €46, and are proof that sometimes an impulse buy is just meant to be!

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Of course, given that familiar chill of early Spring, it’s essential that I equipped my look with a chic cover-up. Enter my Mother! As regular readers of JusdeJames will be aware, Veronica is quite the magpie, and she really outdid herself with this latest find.

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How divine is this vintage coat from my local Oxfam Ireland store? It’s originally a Debenhans coat, and I can tell from the care label that it’s been on the go for quite a few years. It’s in perfect condition however, and I’m obsessed with the longer length- very COS, don’t you think?

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So, fashion friends, what do you think of my latest look? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Stay sassy,

James

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