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 the fact that I have a closet full of pretty dresses and more. Not only do they add a certain level of French-girl chic to any simple outfit—even if it’s just jeans and a T-shirt—but 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? It’s not from 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.


(Image credit: @francescasaffari)

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


(Image credit: @hannahlewisstylist)

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!

Up Next: the ultimate autumn shopping guide.

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.