Last Updated on January 26, 2024 by Eve Dawes
Kaia Gerber is my striped sweater muse – 16 ways to wear it like her for compliments all day
Striped sweaters, shirts and tops are such a timeless classic and wardrobe staple that a girl can never have too many of. From black and white striped sweaters to nautical navy blue and white women’s striped sweaters, they always make me feel instantly more chic. Some tops I buy and they barely see the light of day, others like these I end up wearing on repeat until I wear them out. Keep reading for the 40 best striped sweaters that are so versatile, you’ll wonder why you don’t have more. As well as lots of outfit ideas and how to style them for all seasons. As always there’s a mix of designer to luxe for less, trending to classic styles and the highest rated best sellers.
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40 Best women’s striped sweaters
Striped sweaters are a true wardrobe staple, which is why 1 is never enough! Spring is the perfect time to invest in striped sweaters and knits while a lot of them are on sale and also because what looks chicer in Summer than these as a layering piece with white jeans, shorts or even swimwear. Here’s the styles I have on my wishlist right now from designer to luxe for less under $50.
How to style striped sweaters | 16 striped sweater outfits for all seasons
Striped sweaters are so versatile you’ll probably wonder why you never wore them before. Unless you’re already an owner and then I’m preaching to the choir. A navy and white striped Breton top will always be my favorite way to wear this style but there are so many other color combos now, so do whatever feels more you.
Here’s lots of outfit ideas for how to style a striped sweater from more casual celebrity inspired looks like Kaia Gerbers sweater and joggers to dressier looks.
Classic and casual style
For the ultimate classic casual outfit, style them with a simple solid wash tailored pair of jeans and ballet flats.
If you’re a fan of coordinated outfits as much as I am, look for matching sets. Whether it’s a sweater, tee or tank top and matching skirt. It makes planning an outfit easy, looks polished and fashion forward. This top isn’t technically a sweater but I wanted to share more options with you.
Transitional women’s striped sweater outfit
For a transitional season style that’s right on trend, style an oversized sweater with tailored shorts and knee high boots.
How to style a women’s striped sweater like a Royal
For some royal outfit inspiration, Kate Middleton, The Princess of Wales has worn classic stripe prints numerous times. To get the look style a lightweight black and white striped sweater with black trousers and a simple black leather belt.
An option for layering is to add a navy or black blazer to match the navy or black and white striped turtleneck sweater you have, with trousers and ankle boots, loafers or pumps. Kate Middleton has worn this look with navy jeans, a navy blazer and navy and cork wedges.
Another Kate Middleton outfit, style your striped top with tailored white shorts with gold details or with jean shorts for a more casual look. If you’re layering try styling a white tank top under your striped sweater for cool summer days and nights. It’s a timeless style that always looks expensive.
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Parisian chic women’s striped sweater outfit idea
For Parisian chic style your roomy turtleneck striped sweaters with coordinating slim fit pants or jeans, a navy or neutral trench coat and designer boots.
Striped sweater + skirt = cool feminine style
It doesn’t have to be just shorts or pants, they look equally great with A-line skirts or denim midi or maxi skirts. Just make sure the proportions are balanced and you don’t go with 2 oversized pieces.
Chanel inspired women’s striped sweater outfit
For a Chanel inspired look, pair with cigarette pants and 2 tone slingback shoes. It doesn’t matter whether they’re flats or heels but stick to 2-3 colors total for this overall look.
How to style a striped sweater like Bridget Bardot
Take styling inspiration from Brigitte Bardot and style your striped knitwear with a navy wide headband and dark slim fit jeans or pants.
Casual and comfortable outfit combo
Style a longer length top with black leggings and ankle boots like Nina Dobrev. It’s comfortable and casual but looks more sophisticated than a basic tee or hoodie. It’s a great travel or airport outfit.
Copy Kaia Gerber’s black and white striped sweater outfit
Layer a crisp white shirt underneath for a polished smart casual look. Heels will make it more sophisticated, sneakers an expected casual effortless look.
They also work well in Summer as a swim coverup at the beach when the temperatures drop at sun set. I’m loving this versatile set (sold seperately) for retro vibes from Givenchy and it’s on sale.
All washes of jeans tend to work well with this style. From light washes with an oversized fit to darker washes with a more fitted style tucked in and belted.
One of my favorite striped sweater outfits is a more fitted style top or at least half tucked into white or ecru wide leg pants.
More striped tops and outfits I’m wearing right now
From striped polo dresses to shirts, this is one classic print I can’t get enough of!