3 Reasons Why A Saint James Striped Shirt Is Worth The Investment

For our family Secret Santa gift exchange, one of the items I asked for was a Saint James Breton Striped top! It was the one and only gift I got and I was so excited! The French inspired top is worth the hype and exceeded my expectations! If your like me, you probably love striped tops as much as I do! There are never enough and way to many in my closet at the same time! πŸ˜‚ Over the years, I’ve learned the hard way that quality always exceeds quantity and as cute as a striped top is, they don’t always last the test of time. I wanted to give a full review of this top and why I think it’s worth the investment.

My friend Makayla and I took a day trip to Palm Beach to bike the Lake Trail and walk the beach. I wore this casual outfit and it was perfect for a day outside going on adventurous. The Saint James shirt held up really well and I was perfectly comfortable all day.

woman at the beach wearing Saint James Striped Shirt  and white pants

Sunny Outfit Details

Saint James Minquiers Moderne Breton Striped Shirt / Everlane Jeans (similar here, under $35) / J.Crew Factory Sneakers / LOFT Vest (similar here) / Sunchine Style Co. Scrunchie / Cap

3 Reasons Why A Saint James Striped Shirt Is Worth The Investment

I figured I would divide the review into a few categories to make it easy to read and digest! I am wearing the Saint James Minquiers Moderne Breton Striped Shirt. It’s a boyfriend/men’s fit and exactly the style I was looking for! I have a very athletic/straight shape with not many curves and I was looking for a relaxed fitting shirt that was casual and could mostly be worn at the beach, rolled up and looks cute with denim shorts!

The women’s’ version of this top is called the Meridame Authentic Striped Breton top in the regular fit. It has a slightly more fitted waist and not as “relaxed” feel yet casual enough in my eyes!

Both are $85.00. Yes, that might sound a bit like a steep price tag. Your probably thinking, “Katie, is that shirt worth my money?” Yes, 100% yes! I have so many striped shirts and this one exceeds them all! See why below:

Relaxed Fit

There is nothing that makes my skin crawl more than super tight long sleeved tops (yes I am weird about clothes and textures ha). These days it’s all about being casual. That also means all my clothes must be super comfortable. I am wearing a Small in the top and it’s long enough to wear with jeans and tucked into shorts and skirts. It’s also just loose enough I can push up the sleeves when it warms up outside. Think of a classic and relaxed outfit for bike rides, beach walks, weekend outfits and resort wear!

High Quality

You know when you try something on and you can just tell it’s made well. This shirts is one of those clothing items! The cotton is thick yet breathable. I own way to many striped tops with super thin fabric and this striped shirt is not one of them. The fabric holds up well with outdoor activities and can take a bit of wear and tear and still looks brand new. To the touch, it feels slightly stiff but on it feels great on your skin.

Made in Normandy, France

Sustainable fashion is something I am super passionate about. All of Saint James products are made in France and they are known for their craftsman ship, ethics and rich history. I love a good brand story and their dates back all the way to the 1300’s. You can read more about it here. It’s comforting to know you are supporting local businesses and that they pride themselves on quality clothing. They have won several awards and are very well known with the French government!

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woman wearing Saint James Striped Shirt and white pants walking outdoors
woman at the beach
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woman walking at the beach
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Saint James Breton Striped Shirt / American Style / Classic Style / Casual Outfit / How to Wear a Striped Top / White Jeans / Beach Style / Beach Outfit - Sunshine Style, A Florida Based Fashion Blog by Katie

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    Bojana Krienke
    February 5, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Oh my gosh, I am so jealous of you being able to walk on the beach. LOL! These pictures really did bring a smile and a dreamy vision to my mind. I am 100% with you that some pieces are just better investing $ on, while others are a s seasonal piece. The stripped tee has stood the test of time and is so easy to style. Have a great weekend.


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      Sunshine Style
      February 6, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      I am so happy they brought a smile to your face! Yes, it was super nice day for the beach!

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    1. What about the short sleeve version?
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