I’m updating this post on the best nautical striped sweaters for fall! Y’all loved this round up this past spring, with affordable price points to timeless splurges, and the look is also great for autumn.
Full disclosure, this isn’t the only nautical striped sweater in my wardrobe, despite my best attempts to dramatically cull repetitive items. I also have a chunky crisp white and dark-almost-black navy sweater with buttons at the neck and grosgrain detailing that probably dates back to 2010 J.Crew. But I couldn’t resist this swingy boatneck style when I was in a boutique in Austin, TX last November.
Why I Love a Nautical Striped Sweater
I love a nautical striped sweater. They usher in those early spring days, where there’s a bit more than an evening chill in the air. You need a sweater, but you want to pack away the neutral cable knits and cozy grandpa cardigans. You’re ready for something that feels more crisp and tailored, something that evokes days of boating off the New England coast (even if that’s only a pipe dream). Then you break them out again as soon as those first cool evenings start to emerge again in the fall.
They work both casually and dressed up, all depending on the accessories. You can run around in the yard barefoot — as I am here — or throw on a silk scarf and a pair of polished flats to head out to dinner. They’re the ultimate seasonal piece, and no one will ever judge you for wearing it over and over again, whether that’s in one week or over the years.
The Best Nautical Striped Sweaters
Here are the best nautical striped sweaters I’ve found from around the internet. There’s a timeless rollneck sweater, a splurge-worthy button-back version, and a chunky turtleneck that’s a must-have for winter. Basically, something at every price point.
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Right side: L.L. Bean Striped Sweater | J.Crew Button Shoulder Striped Mockneck Sweater | Tuckernuck Ivory and Dark Button Back Sweater | Boden Francesca Striped Jumper | & Other Stories Boxy Nautical Striped Sweater
What to Wear With a Nautical Striped Sweater
To be honest, this is where I sometimes struggle a bit. But I think the safest bet is a lighter wash jean that won’t look off next to the navy of the stripes. As the weather warms up, a chic straight white jean is perfect, even if the sweater is ivory. And I almost never tuck in — this look is easy, breezy, casual.