Go grunge in the 6 best wide-striped sweaters to shop now

By Allyson Shiffman

As temperatures dip, your new best friend is a wide-striped sweater

There is no trustier friend than a good striped sweater. We're not talking about delicate Breton stripes – not that there’s anything wrong with that – we're talking thick, meaty stripes. We're talking heavy wools and loose knits. The sort of sweater that only gets better with age. A sweater that’s meant to be worn ragged.


This is a look that’s more Sid Vicious than Jean Seberg (or Emily in Paris, for a more contemporary reference). The sort that were slung at Vivienne Westwood’s iconic Sex boutique in 1970s London and claimed by grunge icons such at Kurt Cobain in the 1990s. Gritty and devil-may-care, the wide striped sweater goes with literally anything. Throw it over a silk dress or pair it with jeans. Power clash with printed trousers. Complete with a punk attitude and you’re good to go.

As temperatures drop, this is one piece you’ll want in your repertoire. Here, we handpick the absolute best wide striped sweaters to wear again and again this season:


Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Slash Stripe distressed-finish jumper


Miu Miu

Intarsia logo mohair blend knit sweater


3.1 Phillip Lim

Striped knitted sweater



High neck merino wool knit sweater


Acne Studios

Striped distressed sweater



Striped wool and mohair-blend sweater