French Style: Breton Stripes and Dungarees | La Redoute Brand Ambassador Post

Breton stripes and dungarees
I’m doing a very alternative French style look for this month’s La Redoute brand ambassador post. This time I took elements of French style and mashed them together to make a look that’s, well… not that French at all. But a Breton striped top (someone peel them off me!!) paired with dungarees and these much-lusted-after buckled monk shoes from La Redoute results in a simple, tomboyish outfit to add to my masculine chic arsenal. It couldn’t be more different to this recent outfit – talk about a contrast.

I have to point out that these shoes are incredibly comfy – top marks to La Redoute for style and comfort. When I first got them they were so kind to my feet (and I loved them so much) that I just wore them round the house like slippers. Not the tiniest bit of rubbing anywhere – how good is that? And in case you’re wondering: I kept my reading glasses on for the photo. The outfit just didn’t work without them…!

Anyone else sporting monk shoes (either buckled like mine or lace up)? What are you wearing them with – do share in the comments!

Buckled Derby shoes
Breton stripes and dungarees
Breton stripes and dungarees
Breton stripes and dungarees
Catherine x
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P.S. Don’t miss August’s brand ambassador post (distressed patchwork jeans and sheer neckline top) or July’s (camouflage jacket and Paris tee)!

Shoes: c/o La Redoute, Top: F&F Clothing (similar), Dungarees: Asos, Bag: c/o Maxwell Scott, Watch: Lipsy, Bangles: eBay, “Cheerleader” bracelet: Citizen Rosebud, Rings: Asos, Nails: Barry M GNP10 Lychee

Linking up to: Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Share in Style, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fab Favourites

I am a brand ambassador for La Redoute after winning a competition to find two bloggers to represent the brand for 2014-15. The prize included a budget to spend at La Redoute each month. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.


  1. October 4, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Ahh soo chic Catherine! I love this look. I love the combo of the dungarees the classic stripe top, smart shoes and tanned leather tote! Speaking of which, sets the whole look off perfectly. Amazingly stylish as always 🙂

    Take care and enjoy your Sunday,
    Daniella xox

    • October 6, 2014 / 8:47 am

      Influenced by you more than a little I think, Daniella…! Thank you my lovely x

  2. October 4, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Adorable, Catherine! I love a striped top any way you deal it, and this looks fab. xox

    • October 6, 2014 / 8:47 am

      It's not a combination I've worn before but I'm rather loving it Danielle! Thank you x

  3. October 5, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    You just look so darn cute here, dear Catherine…hope it's okay for me to say that!! I'm always amazed at how you manage to take masculine elements like these cool buckled shoes and work them into your outfits in such a feminine and flattering way!! And these overalls are adorable with your striped top underneath; I have a pair of "short-alls" that I wore over the summer…now I'm thinking I might have to add a full-length version to my wardrobe, too!! XOXO

    • October 6, 2014 / 10:53 am

      Aww Monika thank you – I always think that the last thing I'll look (when I do masculine chic) is cute!! And I can recommend dungarees/overalls for ease of throwing something on. It's just a bummer when you need the bathroom desperately and you've put a sweater on over the top. It feels like you're getting completely undressed ;))

  4. October 5, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    You manage to look super-cute in your dungarees but I still still think that dungarees are an 'Oh honey, no!' on anyone. Just my opinion…

  5. October 6, 2014 / 12:16 am

    I am obsessed with your oxfords!! They look like ones I want from JCrew.

    • October 6, 2014 / 10:54 am

      I've wanted some like these for a while, Brandi, I love them :))

  6. October 6, 2014 / 3:51 am

    My post for tomorrow is all cued up with me in my overalls/dungarees… I love the oxfords, I went with booties this time but I am thinking the oxfords would be perfect

  7. October 6, 2014 / 4:49 am

    TRES CHIC Mademoiselle!!!! Why don't you link up this post or any OOTD post this week to the TREND SPIN linkup which I am co-hosting with Laura and Erin. This linkup goes live starting Monday at 1am PST…hope to see your pretty face there!


    • October 6, 2014 / 5:08 pm

      Merci, Rebecca! I usually link up so I'm sure I'll see you there 🙂

  8. October 6, 2014 / 10:41 am

    I simply looove this! You look so playful, like a little girl! That bag is gorgeous *_*

    • October 6, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      Haha now THAT'S super flattering, Keit… though not sure I can pass for that young ;))
      Thanks my lovely x

  9. October 6, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    Another perfect chic but practical look. this reminds me of Blair -Atlantic Pacific but more approachable and do-able (if that makes sense?) Love this, and your hair in a big french bun is the best! xxx

    • October 11, 2014 / 2:19 pm

      Blair Eadie?! I'll take that, thanks Rachel!!!!! #soooooflattered

  10. October 7, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    Cute outfit and the shoes are very nice.

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