The Resurgence of the Retro Stripe

October 12, 2017

My personal style has always been reflective of a retro, bohemian vibe. I love that we’re at a point in fashion where we’re seeing more of this, because it’s made it so much easier to shop! Whereas in the past, I had just a few go-to stores where I could find pieces that suited this style, I feel like this season I’m finding one piece better than the next. 

I can’t get enough of the retro stripes, lieutenant hats, wide leg crops and flared everything. To be honest, I’ve never been much of a stripes girl. A solid, two-color stripe has always felt monotonous and boring to me (yeah, I said it). But a retro stripe, I’m all for. I love the mix and match of colors and how all of the vibrancy can make a simple sweater or top a stand-out piece.

When I found this sweater from Madewell, I nearly died and went to heaven. The color palette was literally everything I had ever dreamed about in the perfect sweater, and I could only hope that the fit and feel was just as good. It turned out to be perfectly soft and just boxy enough to have that oversized feel without feeling frumpy. 

I’ve linked a few of my favorite retro striped sweaters below, but I would also love to hear about your finds! Have you found a piece yet this season that was the answer to your perfect-sweater prayers? ?

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32 responses to “The Resurgence of the Retro Stripe”

  1. Ellen says:

    I got this sweater and I’m obsessed with it. Will definitely be wearing it all season long. Madewell makes the best sweaters!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  2. Kelly Torrez says:

    I’m obsessed with the colorful stripe look, it’s so 70s and perfect for this transitional time of year!

    Birdie Shoots

  3. This whole look and the color combos are Fall Perfection! I’m in love with this chunky striped sweater and your crossbody bag x

  4. Sandy a la Mode says:

    I am SO not mad at this trend, it’s SO cute! I love this sweater, I need one like this!

  5. Azanique says:

    This sweater is gorgeous! I love how you styled it.

    -xo, Azanique |

  6. Love the pastel colors as well as the retro stripes


  7. Lauryn says:

    Alright, I’m obsessed with that sweater!!! The colors are phenomenal.

  8. Morgan says:

    The jeans, the sunnies, and the sweater .. all very retro! LOVE!

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  9. maggie says:

    This sweater is so cute and looks amazing on you!

  10. Megan says:

    I’m loving colorful, chunky stripes. Especially with jeans and skirts!

    Megan |

  11. Adiel says:

    Totally agree with you, the color palette is perfection. Love how you styled it!

  12. Liz says:

    That sweater is super cute! I love the colors!


  13. Taylor says:

    I love the top – BUT I REALLY LOVE THE SHOES! So cute!

    • Danielle says:

      Ahh these were definitely my most-worn espadrilles this summer! Love that I’m still finding ways to wear them in the Fall, too!

  14. Chloe says:

    This sweater is really cute! I’ve been seeing so many deep stripe colors! I am really loving the color combo on this one! I feel like I need one for Fall now! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

  15. Rita says:

    Such a cute sweater. Love the colors! You styled it beautifully.

    Rita |

  16. Instantly in love with the sweater! The colors and the stripes are perfect 🙂

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