Over the past few years, there has been a growing appreciation for classic items that are resistant to fickle trend cycles. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this shift, including the collective drive to create a more timeless, hard-wearing wardrobe in order to slow down our consumption combined with the pandemic, which means we are all wearing more practical and simpler outfits. Many of the cult buys for 2022 are actually items that have been hero purchases for decades and so will have a permanent place in your wardrobe.
One item, in particular, that is selling out rapidly this month is striped sweaters. This is an item that will always be popular, and in particular, we love knits that combine cream and black and have an oversize fit. Celine is partly responsible for making us all fall in love with striped knits again thanks to its now cult sweater, which has wide sleeves, a collar, and a fine stripe. Unsurprisingly, this sweater, which has been adored by fashion circles, has created a huge demand for striped knits with collars. High-street brands such as Mango, H&M, and Zara all have their own version of a collared or zip-front striped sweater, making this one of the most popular buys this season.
Keep scrolling for ideas for how to wear a striped sweater and shop our edit of the best for all budgets.