Striped sweaters, tops & accessories - une femme d'un certain âge

Stylish stripes to wear now and later…

Striped sweater outfit for a winter palette with silver jewelry.

There’s just something about stripes…to me they always feel both classic and modern. A striped sweater can add interest to a simple outfit without being too attention-grabbing, which makes it a great option for those who are print-averse. And for those who aren’t, stripes mix well with other patterns too. 😉

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Though stripes are more prevalent in some seasons/years than others, they never really go out of style. I’ve been spotting so many good striped pieces lately! Here are a few of my picks.

Striped sweaters & tops

Alex Mill marina striped cardigan ivory navy.

A simple cardigan like this one gives you more styling options than a pullover. I like the pockets on this one! It’s made from extra fine merino wool, so could be a good travel option. (Also available in navy with ivory stripes.)

Vince striped v-neck cardigan black & camel.

This cardigan’s from Vince so it’s a little more spendy, but is something you could wear year after year. It’s a wool-cashmere blend. Sizes XS-XL, also available in Plus HERE. (It looks black above, but color is dark navy.)

Amour Vert minerva sweater ivory navy.

If you’re wary of horizontal stripes, here’s an interesting option in a v-neck with a flattering diagonal/chevron stripe pattern. Sizes XS-XL, and other colors too.

Lands' End cotton blend split-neck sweater navy.

Here’s a wool-free cotton-blend split-neck sweater in navy. Available in Misses, Petite, Tall and Plus.

Vince Camuto stripe sleeve sweater in gray/black.

All-over stripes not your thing? Here’s a more subtle way to go

Madewell space-dye Canton pullover sweater.

And if just a suggestion of stripes is more your speed, this space-dye sweater may interest. Sizes XX-Small to XX-Large.

Chico's striped v-neck tee navy/white.

Striped tees with a v-neck aren’t always easy to find. This one’s 100% pima cotton, available in sizes 00(0/2) to 4(20/22).

Chico's no-iron linen striped tunic shirt.

Vertical stripes are often much easier to find in blouses and tops. If you have a warm-weather get-away planned, or are just dreaming of warmer days ahead, this no-iron linen top is worth a look. Sizes 00 (0/2) TO 4 (20/22).

Isabel Marant Etoile green striped top.

This Isabel Marant Étoile striped top is marked down like crazy in the Net-a-Porter sale.

Striped shoes & accessories

Prefer your stripes in smaller doses? Here are some fun options…

Anthropologie fringed striped scarf.

This fringed striped scarf has lots of pretty cool colors, is wool-free, and currently on sale!

Paige crab & lobster striped needlepoint flats.

Ok, I’m kind of losing my mind over these striped needlepoint flats with the lobster & crab! 🦞 🦀

Clare V. perforated Marisol crossbody bag with stripe detail.

Just a perfect little day bag

Anthropologie woven jute tote, striped.

And this woven jute tote reminds me of something you’d see in a French market…

More stripes…

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  1. Jaye Coker
    January 11, 2022 / 4:55 am

    Love the ivory and navy cardigan. Ivory happens to be a base color for me this winter. I’ve been going monochrome with it or adding navy, olive, or a pale pink. I have the split-neck Lands End sweater too. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the lobster/crab shoes!

  2. Karen in Cowtown
    January 11, 2022 / 6:21 am

    What an interesting roundup of striped tops and accessories! Thank you Susan!

  3. Jill
    January 11, 2022 / 6:27 am

    Been looking for black jeans but I don’t like the button up style. Any suggestions for a zip alternative?
    Thanks for all of your work!

  4. CD
    January 11, 2022 / 7:02 am

    What a terrific selection of stripes! Love the range of colors, too. And thanks for that link to the black J.Crew jeans in reply to Jill. They look like exactly what I’ve been seeking as well.

  5. Holly Beaver
    January 11, 2022 / 10:57 am

    A great collection, Susan! I have to admit I more enjoy YOUR own personal outfits, since I follow the same color schemes with my own wardrobe. However I realize seeing different capsules is important. We are making a second trip to Paris with friends in September. I was trying to locate where you have enjoyed staying in Paris, on your website, but cannot seem to locate that information. Is this too personal to ask of you? Thank you.

    • Susan Blakey
      January 11, 2022 / 11:17 am

      Hi Holly, thank you! Here’s a post I put together a while back, and have been meaning to update. Paris City Guide: Hotels Most recently, we stayed at Hotel d’Aubusson and really liked it. Great location, lovely accommodations, and very helpful staff!

  6. January 12, 2022 / 6:25 am

    Those crab shoes are so Maryland! 😀

    That sweater with the striped-y sleeves just brought back a memory of when I got a job at Target back in 19xx. The store had just opened and there was a sweater very much like that – I think it was brown – and I just remember falling in love with that sweater when I walked in to the store for my job interview and thinking, “If I get this job, I’m buying that sweater.”

    I did and I did.

  7. January 13, 2022 / 2:15 am

    Heh, heh, heh…I understand you so well, losing your mind over those lobster and crab flats haha.

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