Striped Sweaters - they make me Smile, and you? 🙂
Striped sweaters – either you love them or…well, maybe you don’t. Even if you don’t love them, you have to admit, they sure do have the power to make your smile.
What easier way to bring a smile to your face than by simply putting on a colorful stripe sweater. Not only that, with more stripes in multiple colors, you can pair your sweater with just about any bottoms – from skirt, pants, jeans and even shorts.
Let’s get ready for spring. Winter is gone, right!
Well, not quite…but there now is the time to think of getting in on a cheery striped sweater. Most of these sweaters can become transitional pieces.
They can be styled with some heavier winter bottoms and then brought right into spring and summer with a pairing of bright pink trousers or pencil skirt.
For those who prefer less color in their striped sweaters, there are still many options.
You can still get your brights and stripes without having more colors than you are used to.
These striped sweaters by Rebecca Minkoff, Diane von Furstenberg and Sundry offer some bright with some stripes without being ultra-bold.
If looking for a striped sweater, you will find a whole host of sweaters with crew neck styling.
This pretty in pink – and blue – crew neck striped sweater by Acne Studios can be paired with your favorite pair of jeans.
Lightweight enough to be worn into spring but still warm enough with an undergarment for the still cold days of winter.
On those cooler winter days, this pastel sweater will surely perk up your mood.
Retro is back! If you love the vintage retro look, then a striped sweater with a sporty design will be perfect for you.
Casual, stylish and super comfortable – these retro sweaters will work for a Saturday afternoon day of shopping or for apres-ski on the slopes.
Throw this chunky striped sweater by Xirena Ski over a cami or tank top when the nights get cooler. Who needs a jacket?
If you love the 1970’s look and styles, then you probably love basic and simple stripes.
This royal blue sweater with big bold rainbow stripes by Mira Mikati gives you an updated style with the feel of that 70’s sporty vibe.
When we think of sweaters, we often think of simple, boxier, more masculine designs.
Well, not any more. These striped sweaters offer the basics of sweater design with a crew neck. However, they have been designed with a more feminine sleeve detailing.
The striped sweater by Birds of Paradis has a cuffed bell sleeve giving it a more feminine feel. Similarly, the Madewell subtle colored striped sweater maintains the boxy sweater design while adding a wide bell sleeve. These sweater sleeves add the feminine touch to this otherwise boxy standard sweater design.
A sweater is a cardigan. No, not quite. A cardigan is a type of sweater.
And of course, you can find various styles of cardigans done in stripes.
This striped cardigan by Monse is unique in that it has asymmetrical stripes on the back while maintaining a rather military like styling.
The front and back are so different. It is like wearing 2 different sweaters at one time. Serious from the front; fun and funky with attitude from the back.
For the most luxurious of sweaters, grab one made with cashmere.
p.s. This cashmere thing probably applies to just about any fashion piece.
Back to striped sweaters…
Many designers have perfected the cashmere sweater. These beautiful striped sweaters by Cinq a Sept and Jumper1234 are just 2 of them.
For a more sporty and casual feel, the grey striped turtleneck sweater will be just the thing.
For those who love the yellow color family, the Jumper1234 narrow striped cashmere sweater in orange, yellow and salmon coral will be the stand out of your outfit no matter what bottoms you choose.
Are you the one who is always cold – no matter what the temperature?
If so, grab a warm and cozy striped sweater. After all, that is what sweaters are supposed to be anyway, right? Warm and cozy.
To answer this question honestly, not all sweaters are made to be thick, chunky and ultra warm. Many sweaters today are designed and manufactured to be much more lightweight – for more flexibility in seasonal wear.
This is not to say that that warm chunky and thick sweaters are not still available. Of course, they are. And they are readily available in big, bold stripes. Stay warm while getting your fix of stripes with either of these warm knit sweaters by Endless Rose and Tibi.
Pastel Striped Sweaters
Think that sweaters tend to be in only winter colors – forgetting about all of those beautiful pastel colors?
For the girl who wants to continue to be girly – all winter long- grab a pastel pink striped sweater.
Sea Salene and Isabel Marant Etoile are just a few designers who believe in pastels all year long. These pastel striped sweaters are just the proof.
Classic Black and White Striped Sweaters
Who can talk about striped sweaters without mentioning the classic black and white striped sweater.
With varying sizes of stripes, a black and white striped sweater will always be in style – not to mention that your sweater will be wearable with just about any bottoms for any occasion.
Dress them up or dress them down. As I like to call it, casualize it.
I especially like the casualization of the Line and Dot Anna cable knit swearer. Shown here with a pair of high-waisted jeans, it looks fantastic. Pair it with a bright color pencil skirt for a day at work or a casual Saturday date.
If you thought that striped sweaters could only be found in standard colors and styles, you know differently now.
Many designers have embraced the striped sweater and added many pieces to their ready-to-wear lineups.
Choose a designer striped sweater with bright stripes, pastel colors, a retro design, a thick and warm knit, feminine styling, cardigan styling, striped sweaters made with cashmere, or classic black and white stripes.