The Boring Item That Is Suddenly Selling Out Everywhere

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 across the high street this month is monochrome striped jumpers. This is an item that will always be popular, and in particular, we love knits that combine cream and black and have an oversized fit. Celine is partly responsible for making us all fall in love with striped knits again thanks to its now cult jumper, which has wide sleeves, a collar and a fine stripe. Unsurprisingly, this jumper, which has been adored by fashion circles, has created a huge demand for striped knits with a collar detail. High-street brands such as Arket, Mango and Zara have all got their own version of a collared or zip-front striped jumper, making this one of the most popular buys this season. 

Keep scrolling for ideas for how to wear a striped jumper, and shop our edit of the best for all budgets. 

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

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

Style Notes: Here is another look at the Zara jumper and black trousers. 

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

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

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

Style Notes: Keep it simple by pairing a high-neck striped jumper with fine gold chains. 

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

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

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

Style Notes: We love how Naaomi pairs her jumper with cream cords and high-tops. 

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

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2021.

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