The Anti-Trend Sweater Every Stylish Parisian, Scandi, and British Person Owns

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Unless you've been living in a bubble, chances are you're acutely aware of how much the world is rapidly changing—from the constant deluge of "unprecedented" news events to the subtler shift of leaves' colors in the autumn. Like it or not, change is a continuous force in every aspect of our lives, even within more "trivial" matters like our closets. One could argue that transformation is a pivotal part of what makes fashion, well, fashion. It wouldn't be the industry it is without the constant shift in trends, the changing of the guards at luxury houses, or even our own personal sartorial evolutions. But even with change being a consistent part of our lives and the fashion world, it can be comforting to have some things remain the same—hence the appeal of staples. 

If you've found that, lately, you have a desire to press pause to find stability in an otherwise ever-evolving world, you're not alone. Let us be clear: Clothing can't solve the world's problems. But choosing to skip a few trends this season and instead embrace something more long-lasting can bring you your own form of peace. Instead of succumbing to the pressure to keep up with the constant "newness," it's best to invest in great cold-weather staples—ahem, like the striped sweater. As cliché as this item might seem, this knitwear has become the item Parisians, Scandis, and Brits wear on repeat year after year. 

No matter what's trending, without a doubt, you'll see the most stylish people wearing a striped jumper. Don't believe us? Ahead, we rounded up examples of how the style set is wearing this knitwear. Plus, we rounded up the best 48 striped sweaters for women at every price point. If these knits don't prove the appeal of having a few cozy staples on hand to get you through the changing seasons, nothing will. 

You'll wear this turtleneck all the time. 

Nordstrom's knits are a worthwhile addition to any wardrobe. 

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The zip-up detail on this sweater adds an extra air of elegance. 

You can dress this sweater up or down. 

Great sweaters don't have to cost you a fortune. 

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Live in a warmer city? Opt for a Breton-stripe top to make this style more appropriate for your climate. 

Consider your next date-night look, sorted. 

Give your sweatshirt a stylish upgrade for the season. 

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Stripes make staples 10 times more stylish. Case in point: the knitted jacket above. 

You can wear this well into the springtime. 

Calling all Francophiles: This cardigan was made for you!

Sézane's knitwear is beloved by our editorial team. 

It's made from mohair, so you know it's cozy. 

The polo collar adds another level of posh to this timeless sweater. 

The off-the-shoulder neckline adds a bit of spice to this otherwise classic sweater. 

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Not only does this sweater come in nine other colorways, but it's available in sizes XS to 3X.

Fair warning: You'll want to live in this sweater all winter. 

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Rest assured this sweater will never go out of style. 

Based on the direction of styling, you can make this sweater feel preppy or grunge-inspired. 

Topshop always understands the assignment. 

Sweaters with larger awning stripes are also a great way to adopt this classic style. 

Toteme's striped jumper is a favorite among the fashion crowd. 

With red being one of the biggest colors of the season, this sweater is perfectly trend-forward without sacrificing timelessness. 

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You can make this zip-up sweater even warmer in the dead of winter by styling a light turtleneck underneath. 

The foldover neckline on this sweater is everything. 

Combat your winter blues with a pop of blue (excuse the pun).

The nude hues of this sweater will ensure it becomes a mainstay in your winter wardrobe. 

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It doesn't get more fall-ready than a striped sweater. 

Is it just me, or does this striped knit feel very Wednesday Addams coded?

Pair this sweater with jeans, boots, and a coat for an easy but elegant winter outfit. 

We can't think of anything better to wear on a crisp fall day than a cute striped cardigan. 

You can wear this sweater for just about any occasion—work, long weekends, and so on. 

We particularly love how this striped cardigan is styled. 

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Loro Piana would make the most drool-worthy striped sweater on the market. 

Navy and gray stripes? Sign us up.