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 simple outfits. This means that many of the cult buys for spring 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 in spring, 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 spring. 

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

Best striped jumpers:

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Emma Spedding for Who What Wear

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

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

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

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: Rachel 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 pairing a high-necked striped jumper with fine gold chains. 

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

Style Notes: This oversized striped rollneck looks amazing with cropped jeans and loafers. 

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

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

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

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