Long Striped Cardigans for Summer and Fall 2017…and Beyond

Long striped cardigans are everywhere right now! People have been wearing them for a while now (they’ve been big for about a year I’d guess) and they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. Luckily, there are some affordable options.


Both the white and black striped cardigan and the navy and white striped cardigan I’m featuring in this post are from Forever 21. They had a buy one get one 1/2 off sale awhile back, and since the price at the time was only $15.99, I got both for just $15! The sweaters are warm enough for fall and winter, but I wore mine in the summer every now and then too when I was going to be outside on a cool night or inside in a frosty air-conditioned space.

Shop Forever 21 Striped Cardigans in White/Black or Navy/Whiteย 



I’m always looking for easy formulas (formulae?) that I can use over and over with different pieces. A great formula for fall and spring is a long cardi, a tee, jeans, and slip-on sneakers. Throw in at least one print for a little variety (or let the prints come into play through accessories) and you’ve got a simple go-to look that can take you almost anywhere.


These sweaters look really cute with everything from jeans to chinos to skirts and dresses!


Love the white and black striped one with leopard shoes. Perfect pattern mix! And look…..POCKETS!



Here’s the navy version of this same Forever 21 sweater.



These sweaters are long enough to work with skinny jeans or even leggings, but not so long that you’re swallowed up like some of the super-long cardis nowadays.



And at just $15.99, you really, really can’t go wrong.



Of course there are a lot of other options out there for striped cardigans, but you’d have a hard time beating this price. It really surprises me how thick and warm these cardigans are for the price. I would not say they’re lightweight: if you are looking for a true summer-weight cardigan, this is not it. But between the nice buttons, good pockets, sturdy material, and perfect length, these cardigans can’t be beat.


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