Fashion Bloggers Show 5 Chic Ways to Wear Striped Sweaters

We all probably have that lone striped sweater in our closets that we throw on when we need to saving grace of a fail-proof outfit, such as those moments when we need to run quick errands or take a short walk. Fret not, poor sweater, for you too can become chic – we pulled together five ultra chic looks to bring your striped favorite back to life.

1. Deliciously Skintight Leather Pants

Quickly spice up your striped sweater by slipping into a pair of deliciously skintight leather pants (zipper trimmings are a huge plus). To crank up the good-vs-bad contrast, pop a structured collared top underneath your sweater. Like Levi from TLNIQUE, You can go for a sweet pair of Mary Janes or leather cutout heels, an oversized watch, and a leather shoulder bag to finish your look.

Levi wearing deliciously skintight leather pantsLevi wearing deliciously skintight leather pants

Shop her look:

Outfit Idea: How to Wear a Striped SweaterMango Striped Cotton Sweater, $39.99 / Osman Structured Cotton Pique Shirt, £365 / Joseph Zip Leather Leggings in Black, $1,545 / DV by Dolce Vita Ferris, $69.99 (before: $99) / Jimmy Choo Alba Snakeskin & Leather Shoulder Bag, $1,695 / Michael Kors Sport Watch, $250 / NARS Semi Matter Lipstick in Red Lizard, £19.50

2. Origami Skort and Cutout Booties

Yes, the origami skort is not quite dead yet – instantly freshen up your striped top by pairing it with one of these geometric beauties. We love how Verónica of With or Without Shoes mixed her skort and stripes with a pair of cutout booties. Throw on some sunnies and a plushy oversized leather bag, and you’re well on your way to a chic casual day.

Verónica mixed her skort and stripes with a pair of cutout bootiesVerónica mixed her skort and stripes with a pair of cutout booties

Shop her look:

Outfit Idea: How to Wear a Striped SweaterWood Wood Adrian Multi Striped Long-Sleeved T-shirt, €80 / Choies Black Culottes With Asymmetric Hem, $31.99 / Steve Madden Double Buckle Cutout Boot, $160 / Vero Moda Women’s Henriette Necklace in Silver, £14 / Rebecca Minkoff Studded Shoulder Bag, $729.02 / Nasty Gal Kitty Shades, $40

3. Tri-Tone Ensemble

Black-and-white striped tops can easily influence your entire outfit to end up in the tried-and-tested two-tone combination (which is not a bad thing, if done properly), but in our case, we say a pop of color goes a long, long way. Like Micah of Micah Gianneli, play with one color in different hues and insert them into your outfit, spreading them out well across different pieces such as your jacket, belt, shoes, or beanie.

Micah shows how to play with one color in different huesMicah shows how to play with one color in different hues

Shop her look:

Outfit Idea: How to Wear a Striped SweaterThakoon Addition Striped Knit Top, $390 / Aviù Cropped Colour Block Jacket, $503.06 / Helmut Lang Leather Leggings, $ 1,185 / Dimepiece Women’s Ain’t No Wifey Beanie in Orange, £26 / Le Specs Rapture Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses, £35 / Nicholas Kirkwood Orange & Gold Horn Heel Sandals, $695 / Moschino Good Girl Belt, $250.99 / Balenciaga Giant Velo 12 Leather Tote, $ 1,895

4. Boyfriend Jeans and Great Heels

Some of us just cannot function properly if we do errands in anything else apart from our denims. The good news is that the jeans-and-top combination can be easily spruced up by choosing a great pair of heels, a structured bag, sunnies, and a chunky piece of jewelry. Don’t forget to grab a blazer in case you need to dress up. Meijia’s blog is no longer available online.

Meijia's jeans-and-top combinationMeijia’s jeans-and-top combination

Shop her look:

Outfit Idea: How to Wear a Striped SweaterRiver Island Cream Stripe Dip Hem Tunic, $40 / Paige Denim Tyler Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, £215 / Topshop Slim Fit Tailored Blazer, £48 / ABS by Allen Schwartz Modern Pave Drama Necklace, $125 / Jimmy Choo Mystic Pump, $651.97 / Contessa Cat Eye Sunglasses In Black By A.J. Morgan, $14.99 / Victoria Beckham East/West Victoria Leather Tote, $ 2,150

5.  Oversized Jacket and Shorts

We love this look for that chilly-but-forgiving period between winter and spring because your hibernating denim cutoffs can finally be awoken from sleep. Like Renée of Fashion Fillers, Wear your striped sweater with shorts and pull an oversized jacket over it. Slip into a pair of stockings, boots, and minimal accessories to complete this chic on-the-go look.

Renée wearing denim cutoffs with an oversized jacketRenée wearing denim cutoffs with an oversized jacket

Shop her look:

Outfit Idea: How to Wear a Striped SweaterAmerican Vintage Luck Land Striped Cotton Top, £110 / Current/Elliot The Boyfriend Low-Rise Cut-Off Stretch-Denim Shorts, £195 / Sheinside Black Contrast Leather Quilted Sleeve Zipper Coat, $35.89 (before: $53.90) / Valentino Rockstud Leather Belt in Black, $495 / Jimmy Choo Melba Suede Ankle Boots,$ 995 / Proenza Schouler Black Leather New Lamm Small Backpack, $1,675 / Rayban Folding Clubmaster Sunglasses, £198

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