The best time to wear a striped sweater is… all the time if it is one of these colorful striped sweaters! I noticed this trend popping up everywhere in the middle of summer, and I for one am all for it because I love sweaters, stripes, and color!
sweater: Gordmans | jeans: Old Navy (similar) | sunglasses: Shein | shoes: Birkenstock | bag: Forever 21 (similar)
If you follow any fashion bloggers, I am sure you have seen sweaters similar to this. Particularly, the following one from Madewell has been taking over the blogosphere:
And don’t get me wrong, it is really cute! Love the colors, love the pocket. BUT I don’t love the $75 price tag, not while I am on a grad school budget at least. So when I found the sweater I am wearing above for $10 at Gordman’s, you bet I snatched it right away! It is also the softest material and I really loved the colors for fall. I don’t own much orange, but the pop of orange in this sweater is a welcome addition to my closet. They only had a large left at my Gordman’s and I am usually a small in sweaters, so it is a bit big. Nothing that tucking it in and cuffing the sleeves couldn’t solve though! If you live near a Gordman’s I would highly recommend popping in to see if they have this sweater in stock or something similar!
I can already tell I am going to be reaching for this combination a lot during the fall! But this striped sweater also looked great paired with denim shorts if it is slightly warmer out, or a white denim skirt! It is a lot more versatile than you would originally think!
Also I’ve said it before, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good wardrobe or be proud of your outfits. This sweater is just one example of that. I liked the colorful striped sweater trend, but I didn’t necessarily want or need the specific sweater I have seen other bloggers have. If anything, I like the challenge of taking inspiration and finding my own (more affordable) pieces that are on trend. I love that stores like Gordman’s, TJ Maxx, or even thrift stores, can make it possible for me to buy new trendy pieces while on a budget.
And just in case you don’t have a Gordman’s near you, I wanted to end this post with a few other more affordable striped sweater options if you want to hop on this trend this fall! All are $40 or under!
Do you like the colorblock striped sweater trend? Let me know in the comments if you do or why you don’t! And if you need more outfit inspiration, checkout this link!