Fall’s Best Stripes.

Fall's Best Stripes
my pants!

There is one thing that has remained consistent about my style over the past 13 years of running this blog: I really, really love stripes. This season, there are so many good tees and sweaters. I thought I’d round up some of my favs.

Fall’s Best Stripes

I splurged on the Totême stripe turtleneck that everyone loves and ended up sending it back. I didn’t think it was that great (and you know I’m a big fan of that brand!!!) for the price. The fit felt off to me and the neck was oddly tight? I do have a big neck though, lolz. When this one from The Gap (pictured above) made the rounds, I ordered it and was surprised by how much I like it. I think the cotton fabric is probably more practical for Charleston too. Although I miss them, I just don’t need super warm sweaters anymore. The Gap is doing a really great job this year.

Also I have been really into everything COS. Their quality is fantastic and the prices are great: some favorites include this, this, this, and this! Zara is doing great too. I have and love this and am thinking about this.

Falls Best Stripes


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  1. Nancy:

    I would buy COS IF they sold in my size…know its sometimes “oversized” fit but even the large would not be a true US XL…makes me so sad. Hope someday they become more inclusive in sizing.

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  2. Jessica:

    That Gap sweater has taken over my Instagram feed! I didn’t realize it was a cotton sweater! I’m a very particular sweater person because any wool or cashmere no matter how little is in it, makes me SO itchy. Have started to learn I have to seek out 100% cotton sweaters.

    xo Jessica
    an indigo day

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  3. Sally:

    I’m so glad you featured that Gap sweater! I’ve had it in my cart for a week now and seeing it on someone “in real life” is so helpful. Just purchased!

    9.29.22 Reply
  4. Courtney:

    Speaking of stripes, I just placed my first AYR order after seeing them in your outfit diaries!

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  5. mary:

    I will take stripes over florals any day! They are just so fresh and timeless. As far as turtlenecks go, I finally gave all of mine away. Southern winters rarely require them, but I kept one for that elusive snow day. So happy that it finally feels like fall!

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  6. Laura:

    Wearing my favorite striped long-sleeve T as I type! Love all of these, also really like the cut of the pants you’re wearing in your photo! Would you mind sharing the style? (I can ID those fab Sarah Flint pumps on sight!)

    Thanks for all you bring to the world Grace


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  7. Lindsey:

    The cashmere stripes link is to the incorrect item and I’m dying to know where I can get it! 😀

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  8. Allie:

    Love this Gap sweater! And I’m so happy that it comes in blue… I’m thinking this will be perfect to wear to chilly UK football games! Do you mind sharing what size you are wearing? It says it’s an oversized fit, so I didn’t know if you’d recommend sizing down? I do love a looser fit.

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  9. Anne Jefferies:

    Please stay safe Charleston.

    9.30.22 Reply
  10. jackie:

    perhaps you can do a “black pants in different styles and price points” post? i need to update my wardrobe for work, and want something professional, but also fun/stylish… aside from the standard a. taylor, i am struggling with where to look for work clothes ? thank you!

    10.3.22 Reply
    • Hi Jackie!

      Thanks for the comment. Did you see my pants roundup? Several pairs of black pants are featured there. https://thestripe.com/fall-pants-denim-edit/

      I don’t have the bandwidth to buy ($$) and shoot (time!) any more pants but there are several favorite pairs there. Pants are something you have to really try on here, I wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending other styles that I hadn’t already tried out.

      And on the workwear front I did a big post about that too! (Since I dont’ go to an office every day I also linked to a bunch of creators with more office-appropriate style) https://thestripe.com/back-to-the-office/

      Hope that these are helpful!

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  11. Love all of these! I’m also looking forward to the La Ligne drop at Target. More stripes galore!

    10.5.22 Reply