In Paris, I saw lots of women wearing the traditional French sailor striped shirt. A popular version of the shirt is made by Petit Bateau. I purchased one of these shirts and I'm especially taken by the soft, light fabric. The fit is loose without being boxy.
Sure, you can wear this shirt with a pair of jeans and Converse sneakers or shorts and flip flops, but I thought I'd put together a look that is just a bit more chic.
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No real French woman would leave home without a scarf and it seems most women are wearing ballet flats. The earrings are knots and a bit nautical, a nod to the sailor shirt. I chose to use orange, the contrast of blue for the skirt and scarf. Kelly green or a bold yellow would work equally well. A canvas and leather tote along with a straw fedora complete the look. My favorite summer fragrance, Prada's Infusion d'Iris is the final touch.
How would you wear the shirt?