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Breton stripes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. You’re classic and easy, and you instantly evoke visions of sunny days spent on the water. But, one thing you’re not? Edgy. And, sometimes, we want to feel a bit more fashion-forward when we’re channeling those French sailors of yore.
That’s where nontraditional nautical patterns come in. We found 11 must-own pieces featuring modern iterations of the summertime staple. With lines slightly askew, bolder color palettes, and surprising cuts, the looks ahead prove that preppy isn’t the only way to wear your stripes. Click ahead to say ahoy to our finds, and feel free to shop ‘em all. In this instance, it’s perfectly okay to go overboard.