The Boring Item That Is Suddenly Selling Out Everywhere


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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. 


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Style Notes: Here, Camille wears the Celine striped sweater with ripped white denim shorts. 


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Style Notes: This is the same Zara sweater worn with black high-waisted trousers. 


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Style Notes: Here is yet another look at the Zara knit. 


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Style Notes: Emma wears a Zara zip-front striped sweater with chunky gold earrings. 


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Style Notes: Frann expertly clashes a navy-and-white striped sweater with a gingham skirt. 


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Style Notes: Rachael wears a striped sweater from H&M over an Oxford shirt with cropped straight-leg jeans and a camel blazer. 


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Style Notes: Keep it simple by pairing a high-neck striped sweater with delicate gold chain necklaces. 


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Style Notes: This three-piece outfit is as simple as it gets—but so chic. 


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Style Notes: Here, Grece tucks her striped sweater into leather trousers. 


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Style Notes: This oversize striped roll-neck looks amazing with cropped jeans and loafers. 


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Style Notes: We love how Naaomi pairs hers with cream corduroy pants and high-top sneakers. 


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Style Notes: Marianne pairs her striped Zara sweater with leather trousers and chunky boots. 

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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

Emma Spedding