The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter

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OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter featuring the Express Striped Ribbed Bateau Neck Sweater, Old Navy Suede Moto Jacket, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Mini Skirt, Express Metal Rim Square Sunglasses, Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps and J. Crew Edie Satchel :: Effortlessly with Roxy

God bless whoever first designed the striped sweater! During brunch with some girlfriends this past weekend we were marveling at the perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter. There are so many different types of stripes to love — thinner, thicker, oxford, polo, rugby, mixes, the list goes on and on!

A personal favorite of mine is the bateau neck striped sweater. Although Ms. Audrey Hepburn liked her bateau necks mainly in solid colors, I have a feeling that were she alive today she’d reach for the stripes too. I am partial to bateau necklines because they balance out my larger chest well and show off my beautiful collarbones.

Today I’m showing a couple of ways that I wear bateau sweaters for work. These are both from Express — which has been killing it lately! I’ve found so many great pieces there this Fall for work, weekend, date night, parties (more on that in a post next week!). Right now Express is offering 40% off everything and I highly recommend you take a look! You can see many of my picks in this recent post. And be sure to follow me on Instagram too, where I’ll be sharing some casual styling ideas for these sweaters and many more striped sweaters over the next few weeks.

And since you lovely ladies requested more Cinnamon, here she is! Making her appearance on the way to doggie daycare before I head to work.

OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Jacket: Old Navy (similar 1, 2, 3) | Sweater: Express
Sunglasses: Express | Earrings: Anthropologie (old, similar 1, 2)
Necklace: Anthropologie (old, similar) | Bag: J. Crew (similar 1, 2)
Skirt: Rebecca Taylor (similar 1, 2, 3) | Shoes: Anthropologie (similar 1, 2, 3)
Dog: Cinnamon, the cutest rescue Shiba Inu ever, #adoptdontshop

 

OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter featuring the Express Striped Bateau Neck Fitted Sweater, Banana Republic Leather Midi Skirt, Hermès Kelly Bag in red, Loeffler Randall Pari Pump, Express Rimmed Square Frame Sunglasses and Express Star Flower Open Cubic Zirconia Pull Through Earrings :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
OOTD: The perfection of the striped sweater for Fall and Winter :: Effortlessly with Roxy
Sweater: Express | Earrings: Express | Sunglasses: Express
Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) | Bag: Hermès (similar 1, 2)
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (old, similar 1, 2, 3, ; block heel option: 1, 2)

Express has so many beautiful bateau neck options! I’ll share some of my favorites just below and then after that I have a boutique of striped sweaters. Expect to see plenty more of those here and on my Instagram!! What’s your favorite way to show off the perfection striped sweater for Fall and Winter?

25 BEAUTIFUL BATEAU NECK PIECES FROM EXPRESS

 

39 Comments

  1. Nancy
    December 5, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Can you please explain if I might chance a striped sweater given I am large all over, espec. on top? I am so afraid it will make me look even bigger…if you think its worth a try, why type of stripes/size/etc and a visual would be helpful . Thank you.

  2. Kallie
    December 5, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Absolutely in love with both of these outfits!! I've been stalking a similar leather mini skirt and I like how you paired the sweater with it. Great styling ideas!

  3. December 5, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I love your stripe sweater and how you styled it. Very chic!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  4. Sima
    December 5, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    I love the way you styled those outfits. I was secretly hoping that you'd do an OOTD with the Alpine sweater from anthro because I bought it but am on the fence about keeping it.

    • December 5, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Check my Instagram tomorrow evening. =)

  5. MollyBee
    December 5, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I know this post is about the sweaters and I really like both of them, but I also love that you have TWO leather skirts of different lengths showcased here! I think these are what my wardrobe has been missing. I see Express has a few faux leather pencil skirts, hmm…

    • December 5, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Oh that's so true MollyBee, I didn't do that on purpose but you're right and I'm so glad you liked it. Yes the Express faux leather is really good!!

  6. December 5, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Oh my goodness- that second sweater stopped me in my tracks!! It's GORGEOUS and looks amazing on you! Love how you paired these with skirts for a great look! Plus Cinnamon is too cute 🙂

    • December 5, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you on all counts Gentry!! 🙂

  7. Jess
    December 5, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    I love that first shorter skirt, it looks so cute on you!

    • December 5, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks Jess! I loved this skirt so much I bought it in two sizes, and am very glad to be wearing it on the regular again.

      • Jess
        December 6, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        That's a good idea, when you love something that looks so good on you…I've done the same with a pair of shoes because I knew once they wear out, that's it and I simply had to have them because not only were they stylish and classic but super comfortable too and I knew I wouldn't find anything like them again.

  8. Harper
    December 5, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    CINNAMON! So great to see her in your OOTD posts Roxy! Love a cute Shiba Inu. You look very cute also — those blue pumps in your second look are amazing and I like both sweaters.

    • December 5, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      Haha yes I know who the real star is here. 😉

    • December 5, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Totally agree, and the trendiest pattern may change from year to year but stripes never go out of style.

  9. December 5, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I love me some stripe sweaters! And I'm obsessed with that first look- love the skirt!

    • December 5, 2018 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you so much Kelsey!

  10. Marilyn Palmer
    December 5, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Roxy, you are so gorgeous! And, love your outfits! thank you! Marilyn

    • December 5, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Aww thanks so very much Marilyn!

  11. December 5, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    That first look is definitely my favorite – love the color of the stripes with the leopard bag!

    • December 5, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      They mix together very well!

  12. Candace
    December 5, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    I like to add a touch of color to my outfit with a striped sweater! I love the neutral tones of the first outfit.

    XO
    Candace http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • December 5, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      That's such a great idea. 🙂

  13. December 5, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I love all of these outfits so much. They are all matched so perfectly. I can definitely see myself wearing them.

  14. luvlucytoo
    December 5, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    Awwww…..Cinnamon! Both of you are lookin' good!! Yes, stripes are fun! So many great choices this Fall!

    • December 6, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Stripes joy this time of year as far as I'm concerned!!

  15. December 6, 2018 / 7:39 am

    I am loving all the stripe tops! I love these outfits, the skirts are so fun and playful!

    • December 6, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you very much Laura!

  16. Shari
    December 7, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Love both looks and glad to see the BR skirt in the rotation!. I now will need to stalk a shorter one. I do like both sweaters and while I have shopped express for pants have not done so for sweaters so will have to stop by during my next shopping trip! Happy Holidays!

    • December 8, 2018 / 10:32 am

      Happy Holidays Shari!!

  17. steph
    December 11, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    yes girl! I am obsessed with stripes and all of these are amazing! you look great!

    Cheers,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy|trendyinindy@gmail.com

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