So very many excellent striped sweaters



I always think of striped sweaters as casual pieces, but the truth is they can be dressed up, too (and you can have all sorts of matchy-clashy fun with them too, as the woman above is doing).

Let’s start off with a nice yellow option, since that color has been in my head lately. I think this would look fantastic with leather jeans.

For some reason, this reminds me of something one of the kids in a Peanuts cartoon would have worn, and I mean that in a good way.

The subtle stripe at the neckline here is a tiny detail, but it kind of makes this one standout to me.


I like the contrast here between the cropped cut and the very long sleeves.

An extremely well-priced cashmere V-neck that I could see wearing constantly.

Same goes for this zipper hoodie (which, alas, is not quite as well-priced as the one above, but would maybe work out nicely on the cost-per-wear front).


This is just so bright and cozy.

I love the spacedye effect here.

The thin stripes here are nicely refined.

I do like a good funnel neck, and this one is so excellently slouchy.

This is maybe more of a colorblock sweater than a striped one, but I’m including it here anyway cause it’s pretty great.

The orange really pops against the camel here.

This looks a lot pricier than it is.

I am so crazy for the high fuzziness factor here.

Black stripes keep all the rainbow stripes from being too much on this cashmere number.

More cashmere: I’d wear it just as shown here, with khakis.

A striped and oversized cardigan like this makes a great layering piece.

This is so French, with the gold buttons and Breton shirt styling.

A cropped cardigan that’d be perfect—and kind of sexy—with a pencil skirt.

I dig how the stripes look sort of pixelated here.

This is just so fabulously big and huggy.


21 cute tops that ring in under $100


This velvet butterfly top has all the ease of a tee, but is a lot more polished.

A super-feminine lace trim blouse.

I like the neckline here, and the barely-there print.

Here’s another top with a cool barely-visible print.

I like the graceful asymmetry of this tee.

A blue and black floral on a nicely oversized shirt.

The bold red leopard print here would look great peeking out from under a blazer.


A twist-front waist like this is always so flattering.

Such an elegant ruched top. I’d wear it with my new favorite high-waisted jeans.

I like the drop shoulder and slightly slouchy fit here.

I really should have saved this excellent metallic number for my upcoming Party in a Top post, but it was too good not to share now.

A lace tank is a little sexy and very statement-y.

I dig the very deep v-neck here.

This is Madewell’s ever-popular Central Shirt, which I’d winterize by layering it over a long-sleeved tee.

I am really liking the wild pink and black dot print on this button-down.

The smocked sleeves here are a cool touch.

This sheer blouse is a dead ringer for this one by Nili Lotan.

This twist front blouse has a hint of shimmer, which is fun; here it is in extended sizes.

The delicate lace detail at the neckline is so pretty here.

The white-on-white cheetah print on this tie neck blouse is really fresh.

And finally: the jaguar print on this button-down is just a kick.

Monday links


  • These floral murals by artist Ouizi are just stupendous. (Colossal)
  • And this live stream of a Norwegian train making its way through the wintry countryside is oddly calming. (Kottke)
  • Love poems for married people: hilarious. (New Yorker)
  • This piece, about what the author learned about the power of lipstick in the black church, is really lovely. (The Cut)
  • Not cool. (Elle)



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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