I Live In Striped Jumpers All Year— This Is Where I Find the Best Ones

A great striped jumper is an invaluable wardrobe staple. I genuinely think my breton knits are my most worn items ever— despite having a closet full of pretty dresses and more. Not only do they add a certain level of French-girl chic-ness to any simple outfit—even if it’s just jeans and a T-shirt— they also work all year round. At least, they do when you live in the UK. In summer, I’m rarely without a striped jumper either tied around my shoulders or thrown in my basket bag in case of a rogue downpour or chilly evening, and in spring, autumn and winter they’re my layering saviour. 

So, I hear you ask, if I’m such a striped jumper expert, where would I recommend buying the best ones? No, it’s not an insanely expensive designer cashmere brand, my favourite breton knits of all time have actually come from & Other Stories. The dependable high street brand is known for its great quality staples with a stylish twist, and its perfect striped jumpers are no exception to that rule. And I’m not the only one who always heads here for this hero buy—so many influencers have been spotted in & Other Stories striped jumpers too.

This striped jumper sold out so many times last year. It’s in stock right now, though. 

So many influencers love this collared style. 

In fact, they were so popular last autumn/winter that the brand could barely restock them fast enough, with certain styles flying out within days, even hours, of arriving on site. The Striped Wool Knit Sweater and the Relaxed Collared Sweater in particular were harder to get than Glastonbury tickets. But since we’re in this trans-seasonal time of year and just starting to look ahead to cooler months, you’re in luck if you’ve been wanting to get your hands on one—stock levels are looking good right now. I can promise that won’t last long though, so I’ve pulled together an edit below of my favourite & Other Stories  striped knits to shop now. Keep scrolling to see!  

I recommend sizing up in this for a more premium, oversized feel. 

This is a great layering knit. 

I wear this under blazers in autumn. 

This style is new this year and I’m sure it will be a hit with the fashion crowd. 

This is the third autumn season this jumper has been popular, proving its timeless qualities. 

A monochrome dream. 

This fits with a neutral colour palette perfectly. 

If you prefer a hint of colour. 

 A tonal take on the classic. 

I love the idea of this cardigan over a white tank top right now. 

 How cute are these nautical gold buttons?

 A wardrobe basic you’ll be grateful for. 

 The buttons on this style are so chic. 

 This thinner knit is perfect for late summer. 

 The ultimate breton. 

I imagine this tucked into flared jeans.

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