Breton Lovers Unite

I’m back after an unplanned break, me and the kids have been so ill.

We are starting to feel human again now and I realised a little break is perhaps just what the doctor ordered in more ways than one.

Having no energy to do much else than look after myself and the girls actually gave me thinking time. Not being able to do my regular activities left a space in my head for new ideas and new streams of thinking. I had time to go back to ideas I’d had, and give them another chance.

An Instagram community hashtag project was one of these ideas. I’ve wanted to start my own hashtag for a while. I just had too many swimming around in my head. Lots of my ideas already had similar hashtags so I ended up just moving on. Until…

bretonloversunite breton lovers unite

Introducing #BretonLoversUnite a bit of a tribute to the humble but classic striped garment.

I’ve been a fan since being a child and the Breton top  (and other stripes) play a longstanding role in my wardrobe. The Breton just seems to go with anything, but looks especially good with jeans or dungarees, and even to soften up a leather skirt.

I’d be thrilled if you fancied joining in with this little project. I bet you have at least one striped garment in your wardrobe, right? Just use the hashtag when posting a photograph including a Breton or striped top over on Instagram.

I’m sure you probably know that Instagram is making some changes at the moment, so hashtags are increasing in value right now. Finding a group, or tribe who like or appreciate similar things to you really enhances the community feel over on Instagram and much of this can be done through hashtags.

I hope that if you like #BretonLoversUnite that using the hashtag will enable you to find new people on Instagram and allow them to find you.

I’ve even created a Pinterest board to celebrate the Breton and its classic look- take a peek below.
Follow’s board Breton Lovers Unite on Pinterest.



  1. March 31, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    What a cool idea!

  2. April 4, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    I love stripes! The yellow striped top is beautiful! I’ll use the hashtap next time I’ll post stripes on Instagram!

    • Susie
      April 4, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks Andrea! Its a Boden one- I’d love you to join in! xx

  3. April 5, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    In love with this!!! Thanks for creating it, I feel as though I have a cool club to join 😉 xx

    • Susie
      April 5, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Aw Jess!! That’s such a sweet thing!! Thanks- that’s made my day!

  4. April 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

    Being a larger lady I always shy away from a stripe. But I love them. So you inspired me I have just ordered a Breton top from Boden. Let’s see if it even fits and then maybe I can join in xx

    • Susie
      April 20, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Ah would love you to join in!! xx