Are you a fan of stripes? If the answer is yes then you will be happy to know that stripes are still hit this year. “Stripes are the equivalent to what a white t-shirt used to be back in the day” says one of the fashion directors, so it is still a big thing. If you don’t have any breton stripes in your wardrobe, it is time to add some and start to style breton stripes with matching makeup.

I’m a big fan of stripes and it is one of the patterns that I will never get tired of wearing even when it is not trendy. One of the things I enjoy doing it matching nail polish and lipsticks, well let’s just say picking colours that are opposite but completes each other.

White&navy breton stripes are my favourite, it gives nautical vibes and you can dress it up or down. They are perfect for elevating everyday outfits. When it comes to stripes, I always relate them with some nail&lip combos, are you the same? I have two favourites, well maybe three.

Lip & Nail Combos to Style Breton Stripes

Red & Blue

Red lips & blue/navy nails is always a winner combo. I’m not really a blue nail polish person but once in a while when I want something different, I end up leaving my comfort zone. essie Midnight Cami is a beautiful shimmering, deep twilight blue which looks good with navy stripes. Even if you want casual and minimal look, this would give you what you ask for. With red lips, you can always keep the rest of the face minimal, just a mascara, foundation and blusher would do the job.

Red & Nude

If you’re not up for something risky then red/berry nails & nude lipstick is a combo that would win your heart. Bold ruby red nails would brighten up the whole look and a nude lippie can add some colour to your makeup. As you know, it is good to go for opposite colours to make the look more interesting.

How would you style Breton Stripes? Would you have a matching makeup trend or you would just keep everything minimal and casual? essie midnight cami and essie thigh high would be perfect nail polishes to pair with stripes.

Pale Pink & Nude

If you want to keep things minimal then there’s nothing better than having nude & pale pink paired together. It gives some colour without showing off too much. Also if the nails are mess then no one would be able to notice it, so it is perfect for the lazy weekends.

I usually wear stripes for casual outfit and a relaxed day so I don’t need to do much with my makeup. These are the nail&lip combos that I usually pair the stripes. Ok, I might be a little boring, but never change the winning team, right?

Are you fan of stripes? Do you arrange your makeup according to what you wear? How would you style breton stripes? Do you follow fashion trends? If so, which trends are you looking forward to try out?

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  • Breton stripes is such a classic look! I love Midnight Cami nail polish.

    Stunning photos, as always, Ela! xx


  • What a unique post! I love that you’ve given suggestions on matching your makeup and nails to the the Breton stripes, which I love in both black and white, as well as navy and white come spring and summer! I’ll have to keep my eye out for that Essie color, it’s such a pretty blue! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far, beauty!



  • Red lips, bouncy ponytail and nude nails is how I pair them. Plus a winged liner for some 50s vibe.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Next theme of your video should be that look then 😉

      • I did film a video wearing a pony tail and a stripey top by coincidence recently, it will be up mid-april. Not sure which lip color I was wearing though.

  • I’m constantly in stripes, so this is like my perfect post! Great idea for a post too btw 🙂 x

    Tiffany Tales – Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • I love stripes! Midnight Cami is one of my favourite shades of nail polishes!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Love stripes. They’re such a classic look – I am a huge fan of the navy and white or the black and white. Thanks for the great tips on how to style them 🙂
    Hope you have a great weekend Ela!

    • I love stripes and I can easily live in it all the time 🙂
      Have a great week 🙂 x

  • Red and blue are my favorite combo! A breton tee with red lips is the ultimate Parisienne girl style!


    Tamara –

  • Stripes are my favorite, thanks for sharing this!

  • I actually choose my clothes in accordance to my makeup! Haha! Goes to show how beauty obsessed I am. I do have a huge soft spot for anything stripe, it’s a classic and you can’t go wrong with it.

    • You can never go wrong with a classic and I’m sure you rock it 🙂

  • Charlotte

    I love the idea of having red lips with nude nails I think that would love so beautiful. Pale pink and nude yess! Love having light nails when my nails aren’t in their best condition
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • Light nails are saviour when you don’t have time to show love to your nails!

  • I’m definitely a fan of stripes but I don’t have a Breton top. Love the idea of combining one with navy nail varnish

  • I ADORE classic Breton stripes! They really do look amazing with a classic red lip.

  • Bernadette

    I am loving Breton stripes. A bold lip and classic winged liner with the rest of the makeup being quite subtle go perfectly together. Great post!

  • I usually match my makeup to my clothes. If I’m wearing cool tones, I would go for my more cool toned eyes/lips/cheeks and vice versa!


  • I love stripes but I always feel like a fool in them so I leave the look to the people who can actually pull the look off lol. I do love when I see people wearing breton stripes with a classic red lip and winged eyeliner, there’s just something so perfect and chic about that look <3


    • Breton stripes and classic red is always a winner look, it is one of my favourite!

  • I really enjoyed reading your article. I would chose blush pink for nails and natural lipstick with a striped t-shirt. Thank you for sharing, sweetie.

  • I haven’t painted my nails in the longest time, but I’m really excited to try pale pink and nude in the Spring! It’s a lovely idea 🙂 x

    • Pale pink and nude are my favourites and I already started wearing them ha ha 🙂 x

  • Lauren Letizio

    I absolutely LOVE stripes as well! I love the nude and red combo you suggested – so good!



  • Emily

    I definitely agree that stripes are here to stay! Such an easy and flattering style to enjoy and with your tips on how to style, even easier to look amazing!

    Musings & More

    • I’m happy that they are here to stay, it is one of my favourite trend 🙂

  • Wowww I haven’t really thought about striped nails! But I think it would look so cute! x


  • Red and Blue make such a gorgeous combo! Stripes are so easy to wear too, need to get more in my wardrobe!

    Parie x
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  • Love the classic stripes, never goes out of style! And the red and blue are the perfect combination!

    Madame X
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  • I feel like pale pink and nude is just the perfect combination!
    Aleeha xXx

  • You can never ever go wrong with adding good quality striped pieces to your wardrobe. They are a fab classic staple

    Adrianna xx

  • Nadia

    All those combos are definitely winning when it comes to makeup-styling those gorgeous Breton stripes (and well, any stripes) 🙂 I definitely prefer a red lip to go with them! Also, how gorgeous is that Midnight Cami shade 😍😍😍 Lovely tips, hon! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
    xox Nadia

    • I like pairing colours, it is fun and make things better 🙂 I hope you’re having a great week 🙂 x

  • I can’t imagine not having striped tops in my wardrobe. I love all your make-up combos.

  • I love Breton stripes – and always with MAC Ruby Woo 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • I adore stripes! Stripey tshirts and tops make such a statement and are a classic piece to have in your wardrobe. The best thing is that they are super easy to style! I love pairing navy and white stripes with a bold red lip, vintage style. All of the combinations you came with are great, nude always works great with stripes for a toned-down look 🙂

    Julia x
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    • I cannot get enough of stripes 🙂 I already have enough and I still keep buying! x

  • Oh that blue nail polish looks stunning! 😀 OPI’s Russian Navy used to be my go-to blue polish, but I got a gift set of the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection and there’s a blue shade in there that lasts SO long (over a week) on my nails so that’s my new favourite! 🙂

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Over a week? That’s pretty impressive, most of the nail polishes only last a few days for me 🙁

      Have a great week 🙂

      • It was great wear-time! I am usually chipping it in a few days too, I was really impressed with this one! 😀

  • Caitlin

    Love your photos. I don’t really match my makeup to what I’m wearing but I also don’t want it to clash either!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • All beautiful shades, products to try and have! Amazing selection! 🙂

  • Great post! I love red lip and nails with stripes.

    Gemma x

  • I love all these but I must say thast I’m weak for the classical red and stripes combination. But have to try nude too, it sounds so good! Xx

    • Classic red and stripes is definitely my top favourite! x

  • Yiotou_La

    Last year I was obsessed with striped clothes, tops, skirts, dresses, I wanted everything so for this year, my wardrobe is complete!!I always love to wear a red lipstick with white/navy top and red nails, such a lovely combo! xx


    • I can’t get enough of the stripes and I still keep buying 🙂 x

  • Lisa Autumn

    Red & Blue is such a lovely combo!

    xx Lisa

  • Love your pictures hun…so stunning! Yes, stripes and a bold red lip is classic xxx

  • I love a red and blue nail/lip combo! I use to wear stripes all the time, but m wardrobe is currently empty of anything stripey! I am going to definitly have to rectify this!
    Kate xx

    • It is time to get some stripes in the wardrobe then 🙂 x

  • Margot R

    Such great combos !
    I love this article and I definitely love to wear striped tee

  • I love stripes and this was such a fab blog post idea! Definitely going to invest in a new dark blue nail polish as that sounds like a lovely combination!

    The Makeup Directory

    • Dark blue nail polish is a good one to have, you can pair it with many things.

  • I’m always dressed pretty casually and the bright nails with nude lip is a combination that goes with pretty much anything. I always have a Breton stripe top from Zara in my wardrobe, I hope they don’t stop making it!

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  • Siffat Haider

    Breton stripes are my favourite! I love styling it with red lipstick and jeans – so simple and chic 🙂

  • This is such a cool take on dressing stripes! I really like the idea of the red lippy and navy nails- so perfect for adding to the nautical vibe. I think that the pale pink and nude combo would work really well for dressier striped pieces though 🙂

    Rachel xx

    • Red lips and navy nails is a perfect combo, I keep wearing it a lot lately 🙂 x

  • I love red and blue with stripes, the nautical theme is so my thing! I can’t wait to wear my stripey dresses for summer soon!

    • I’m sure it looks beautiful on you, when you do, you should post fashion post 🙂

  • I love stripes, I practically live in stripes and I love your take on it! I’m never brave enough to wear a red lip but I may just take the plunge haha!

    • Can’t get enough of them 🙂 You should give red a try!

  • I love Breton stripes. Thanks for these makeup suggestions. Will give them a try 😀

  • I love Breton stripes, no matter what the colour. I actually really want to pick up a pastel pink stripe for spring! This is such a nice idea for a post, I love pairing a red nail and nude lips with navy stripes too 🙂

    Becki xo

    • Pastel pink stripe sounds beautiful, I don’t think I have any 😮 x

  • These are all great beauty picks to wear with Breton stripes – one of my favorite casual styles. I have like five Breton stripe shirts haha.

    xx Yasmin

    • It is a classic so it comes handy to have a few of them 🙂 x

  • great combo! love the pink and nude they are so cute!

  • Samileen

    I always have Breton Stripes in my wardrobe. It’s a staple. And yes agreed these beauty picks are perfect to wear with stripes

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  • Erin Russell

    my favourite look right now is my stripey tShirt, red lips and red nails, and my yellow jacket, it looks fab!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • That sounds like a gorgeous look 😉 Stripes look good on you!

  • Love the stripes, such a good combo! x
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  • Pretty monochrome stripes and a bold red lip creates such a bold chic statement. A great combination!

    Laura xo

  • Ciara Salloum

    This is such a great idea! I’ve always loved the nautical look of Breton stripes and these are such great combos you’ve created to go with them.


    • All of them work with the Breton stripes, you should give them a go!

  • I agree, the red/blue combo is always a good idea 🙂

    Caterina |

  • I so love wearing stripes, it’s one of my favourite prints xx

  • This was such a fun post to read. I love how stripes are still going strong! Especially, as we go into Summer 🙂

  • I am a massive fan of stripes, it just looks so classy and parisian.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x |

  • Thanks for the tips! Funnily enough, I’ve actually just had a navy blue manicure and so I’ll be sure to reach for the red lipstick this weekend! 😉

  • Ellie Adams

    Pretty much everything here is my perfect colour palette, so so gorgeous and chic!


  • Ooooh yes I LOVE a breton (lucky, because every garment I own is striped!) Pairing it with red just makes it all the more chic, I feel like I should be strolling along the French riviera or something… Immy x

  • These are such great tips! I’m such a huge fan of stripes!

  • I love stripes and normally try to match my lips and nails whenever I wear anything breton (normally I go for matching reds). This is such a nice post, I will surely try these new combos next! xx

    Naya //

  • I’ve been seeing stripes a lot recently! I’m not a huge fan of it on myself, but I do love it when other people pair stripes with a red lip. I think it looks so stunning!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  • I am obsessed with stripes, though I don’t have enough haha. Love your tips!!

  • yes!!!! such a huge fan of stripes babe!! loving all your tips!!! Will have to try this babe! xxx Ashley

  • Pale pink + nude has to be my favorite! Such a subtle way to enhance the stripes xx

  • I have the same Charlotte Tilbury lipstick and I love it!

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  • clare⭐

    I love the look of midnight cami! think ill have to add that one to my list 🙂

  • Breton stripes are my favorite ever! Cant beat them, specially themed with a good red lip.

  • Such a cool post hun! I love Breton stripes too x

  • Yes, I love stripes! Thanks for your tips 🙂
    Nati xx

  • Rosy Ferry

    I love Breton stripes so much, I like pairing them with red lips too 🙂

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  • Yes, I love stripes! My favorite is to match red lips with a classic striped shirt. I like the nail and lip colors you picked to complement them 🙂

    Morgan |

  • Love stripes and a red lip! It’s the perfect combo!!


  • AngeliePangilinan

    Love your flatlay! It looks so clean!

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  • First of all, I love your pics!! *-*
    And I also love breton stripes so thanks for these usefull tips to style them! ^-^

  • The photos on this post are stunning! I love stripes, red always works sooo good!

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  • Genuinely didn’t know what Breton was until this post I am ashamed to admit. Love the style tips, something so French about stripes and red nails. Great post xxx

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  • I do love stripes and that red lipstick, lovely post!

    Lauren x Huggled

  • Great tips here. I love stripes so much xxx

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m a huge fan of stripes because for one I think they suit anyone and everyone and I think they’re a timeless piece as well. I love the combos you came up with and I tend to do similar things when I wear stripes. I love the look of bold red lips with stripes as well as you said, but I haven’t been brave enough to wear a red lip in ages!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • Firstly, I love your new blog layout it looks gorgeous 🙂

    Secondly, I love the idea of Red lips and stripes, very French chic! I wear Stripes on occasion and really love how elegant they look.

    Laura xo

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    oh, I want them all, they are all in my whishlist, love your words.

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