The Best Striped Jumpers for Winter

With cold weather officially here, it’s time to start thinking about stylish outfits to beat the chill. When it comes to the building blocks of a chic winter wardrobe, you can’t go wrong with a striped jumper as a key foundation piece. Whether you opt for a classic Breton, monochrome or bright stripes, a striped jumper will be a key component of any stylish winter outfit.

And the great news is that virtually every shop on the British high street has a version of a striped jumper so there’s a style for every taste and budget. We’ve scoured the high street so you don’t have to, because we’re nice like that.

Good knitwear is worth investing in as you’ll wear it all winter year after year plus right now Net-a-Porter have 25% off using the code 25OFF until Friday 22nd October. Just sayin’.

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Be More Breton

If you’re ever struggling for an outfit idea, you can’t go wrong with a Breton stripe sweater as part of your look. The winter equivalent of a throw-on-and-go outfit, a Breton jumper will look just as good with jeans as it will with a pencil skirt, making it super versatile.  A nautical nod of  cream and navy combinations will also be wearable all year round. Boden knitwear can always be relied on for the best Bretons that will last years but if you’re looking for a stylish twist this winter, look for a half zip collar Breton. Influencer Jessie Bush’s Jen sweater from her collaboration with Kitri has already sold out once but it’s currently on pre-order so don’t miss out!

For a modern update on the Breton trend, look for collared styles

Left: Collared Breton knit jumper, £35.99, Mango; Right: Collared Breton knit, £65, & Other Stories

Button detail Bretons add a nautical twist to striped jumpers

Left: cream striped Breton jumper, £38.95, Joules at John Lewis; Right: Chunky Breton roll neck, £65, Crew Clothing

Boden and Matalan both have great updates on striped jumpers

Left: Frill sleeve Breton jumper, £95, Boden; Right: Breton tunic jumper, £18, Matalan

Mad For Monochrome

If you like your stripes simple and classic, look for monochrome styles. From Beetlejuice-inspired wide bands to narrow stripes, this chic Parisienne take on the trend is truly timeless. Just add black jeans, boots and a slick of red lipstick for a look that’ll make you appear to totally have your sh*t together, at least sartorially.

Narrow and wide stripes are both equally flattering

Left: Striped sweatshirt, £69, Mint Velvet; Right: Wide stripe jumper, £19.99, H&M

Black and white striped jumpers are a sartorially classic

Left: Wool and cashmere blend striped sweater, £190, Allude at Net-a-Porter; Right: Mockneck striped jumper, £34.95, Gap

Roll neck striped jumpers are a great winter staple to layer under jackets

Left: Striped roll neck jumper, £24, Pieces at ASOS; Right: Black striped funnel neck jumper, £25, Marks & Spencer

The Bright Side

If you prefer to look on the brighter side of life, colourful striped jumpers are a great way to pep up a simple pair of jeans. For the ultimate in bright striped knitwear, you can’t go wrong with Chinti & Parker. While their cashmere pieces may be pricey, they will stand the test of time – we love their fun collaboration with Crayola.

If your budget is more high street, there’s plenty of great purse-friendly options. Our go-to? None other than Zara jumpers which come up trumps every season – we love their green and blue striped jumper, the same design also comes in a red and pink combo which is a flattering colour clash.

Left: Colour block stripe jumper, £250; Right: Rainbow stripe jumper, £250, both Chinti & Parker x Crayola

Left: Pink and orange striped jumper, £275, La Ligne at Net-A-Porter; Right: Rainbow stripe jumper, now £49, Hobbs London

Look for fun details such as frills or collars to up your bright striped knits

Left: Frill collar striped jumper, £175, Wyse London; Right: Yellow collared striped jumper, £111, Lolly’s Laundry at John Lewis

Left: Balloon sleeve rainbow striped jumper, £125, Hush; Middle: Green and blue stripe jumper, £29.99, Zara; Right: Cream striped jumper, £16, Matalan

Will you be buying a striped jumper this season? Tell us in the comments below.

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