Coco Chanel made nautical stripes, la marinière, fashionable after she saw the fishermen on the beaches of Deauville, France wearing them. In Belle-Île, la marinière is practically the dress code. I couldn’t get enough…
Nautical striped clothing is not just blue and white anymore. It was being sold in every color of the rainbow, in a multitude of shapes and sizes.
I loved these canvas fisherman’s pullovers, worn over the stripes…and, being caught up in the moment, almost bought one. Then I came to my senses and realized that I would probably not wear it outside of Belle-Île.
I did, however, come away with my fair share of la marinière…thanks to Chanel, they’re a classic.