The Striped Knit Appreciation Society: 10 of the Best!

petite woman wearing arket striped knit in image featured on blog post sharing 10 of the best striped knits currently available

It’s hard not to feel like a smarty-pants when an existing wardrobe staple is given ‘trend’ status.  It’s so satisfying to continue to make use of a wardrobe faithful with a renewed outlook.  Over the past few years, many of us have really focused on building the classic items in our closets, and we’re seeing more people embrace this appreciation for classic items.  There are probably a few factors at play – the pandemic has made us rethink our consumption and there’s a shift towards more practical and simpler outfits. 

Arket striped knit (sz XS), Everlane pants* (sz S), Manolo Blahnik mules (watch my unboxing here)

One item, in particular, that has been incredibly popular as of late has been the monochrome striped knit.  That’s not to say it was ever unpopular, it’s such a classic piece.  And seeing as though I have a few in my wardrobe to mix and match, I couldn’t be happier! (and it may have enabled me to purchase a couple more… shhhh)

image of blonde woman wearing striped knit in blog post sharing best striped knits available

Camille Charrière wearing a Celine sweater

Both Totême and Celine have embraced the wardrobe staple and released their own versions of the striped knit – both of which have, unsurprisingly, become cult favourites.  The Totême knit is a turtleneck style while the Celine version has a wide collar.  Both of the styles embrace an oversized fit and there are many dupes available on the high street from Arket and Mango that I have featured below.

The latest addition to my wardrobe is this Arket Striped Knit (which so happens to be an excellent dupe for the now sold out Celine knit) and has been restocked a number of times now after being sold out.  I picked this up in a size XS and it’s a relaxed and oversized fit. The organic cotton fabric is fantastic quality – a heavyweight knit fabric that has been tightly woven (and very similar to Milano crepe knit). This is certainly one of the dressier knits in my wardrobe.

Here’s a round-up of the best striped knits going round (ranging from both high end to high street):

Arket Striped Knit

For reference I wear a size XS – it’s a relaxed and oversized fit.

Sezane Leontine Knit

For reference I wear a size XS – it’s a relaxed and oversized fit. Read more about it here.

model wearing & other stories collared sweater in blog post sharing best striped knits

& Other Stories Collared Sweater

The lovechild of my Sezane & Arket knits featured above and one of the best striped sweaters on the high street! Billowy sleeves à la Sezane, mid-weight cottony-striped knit à la Arket

Image via & Other Stories

& Other Stories Striped Knit

The classic striped sweater certified according to the RWS (Responsible Wool Standard)

Image via & Other Stories

Totême Striped Sweater

Arguably the best striped knit of the season. It has earned cult status and every influencer and their dog has been spotted in this beauty. It also comes in black/beige and blue/off-white.

Image via Fashion Jackson

model wearing arket half zip jumper in blog post sharing best striped knits

Arket Half Zip Jumper

A relaxed and roomy knit with a half zip and high collar

Image via Arket

&Daughter Striped Knit

A patchwork style striped knit

Image via Net-A-Porter

Mango Striped Knit

A high street gem!

Image via Mango

Mango Striped Knit

Similar to the one featured above, just with thinner stripes

Image via Mango

Everlane Alpaca Polo Knit

A softer and plusher interpretation of the striped knit given the alpaca wool

Image via Everlane

And that’s a wrap of the best striped knits currently available! Are any of those on your radar?

As always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Leopard print pumps you can style as neutrals and my current Autumn wardrobe go-tos.



  1. Di Yin Lu
    June 30, 2023 / 9:51 pm

    I, too, am a big fan of the arket striped knit sweater in the super comfortable milano rib. Thank you for highlighting its strong qualities, it pushed me to finally purchase after looking with longing for a long time (there are no arket stores to try the shirt on in the US)! Your tip about folding the sleeves up successfully helped me avoid dipping my sleeves in pasta sauce despite their generous length. I am now looking on the preloved market for alternate colors, such as the navy on white or the white on red, as I suspect that without some variation I’ll one day wake up with my drawers doubling as zebra land. 🙂

    Appreciate your candid and humorous guidance on the options available in stripy world.

    • January 14, 2024 / 10:56 pm

      hooray for not getting your sleeves all pasta-ry! glad to hear you love the knit as much as I do!

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