A great striped jumper is an invaluable wardrobe staple. I genuinely think my breton knits are my most worn items ever— despite having a closet full of pretty dresses and more. Not only do they add a certain level of French-girl chic-ness to any simple outfit—even if it’s just jeans and a T-shirt— they also work all year round. At least, they do when you live in the UK. In summer, I’m rarely without a striped jumper either tied around my shoulders or thrown in my basket bag in case of a rogue downpour or chilly evening, and in spring, autumn and winter they’re my layering saviour.
So, I hear you ask, if I’m such a striped jumper expert, where would I recommend buying the best ones? No, it’s not an insanely expensive designer cashmere brand, my favourite breton knits of all time have actually come from & Other Stories. The dependable high street brand is known for its great quality staples with a stylish twist, and its perfect striped jumpers are no exception to that rule. And I’m not the only one who always heads here for this hero buy—so many influencers have been spotted in & Other Stories striped jumpers too.