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This $33 Amazon sweater is the only thing I want to be wrapped up in this fall

It has become the perfect go-to in my sweater rotation.
Split image of Writer Katie Jackson wearing the KIRUNDO Women's Stripe Color Block Sweater
TODAY Illustration / Courtesy Katie Jackson
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I used to think that if I never tasted another pumpkin spice latte again, I'd be OK. I'm a much bigger fan of warm summer days than chilly fall evenings. But then I found this super-cute striped sweater on Amazon.

Marie Kondo would approve of the joy this sweater brings me. It exudes cozy and comforting vibes, which is just what I want to be wrapped in when that brisk autumnal weather hits. While it's too soon to tell if it will make fall my new favorite season, I do know one thing. I'll be wearing it in line at a Starbucks near me.

Kirundo Striped Loose Knitted Pullover Sweater

It's a popular sweater for fall

Despite being released a few years ago, this sweater is still pretty popular on Amazon. It has a 4.3-star average rating from more than 7,600 shoppers, over 5,500 of whom have given the top five stars overall. It comes from the brand Kirundo which has dozens of products with hundreds, if not thousands, of glowing reviews.

I think one reason this brand is so popular is the lower price point. No one in my friend group loves a good sweater deal as much as me. Every year, I try to stock my closet with affordable cashmere pieces and sherpa styles. While this pullover isn't cashmere or fleece, it's still extremely soft and comfortable.

It comes in 19 colors and three patterns

wearing my KIRUNDO sweater out while looking at street art
Katie Jackson / Katie Jackson

I don't wear a lot of stripes, but I like this top because it features so many unique color combinations. Since there are so many different colors in mine, I can pair it with everything from my favorite black pants to blue skinny jeans or my green Lululemon Align joggers, that latter being one of my essentials for working from home.

Shoppers have a choice between a crew neck or a boatneck fit that you can pull down for an off-the-shoulder look. Don't get me wrong: I love my favorite off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, but for a fall sweater, I prefer a crew neck. The other option looks a bit longer and looser at the bottom. And instead of fitting at the waist, it looks like it covers part of the bum, which isn't the style I'm going for.

How it fits and feels

working from home in my KIRUNDO striped sweater
Katie Jackson / TODAY

I'm 5'4'' and 115 pounds, so I opted for the "regular striped" version in a size small. It fits perfectly — not too snug or oversized. It's also machine-washable and at least one reviewer claims it won't shrink in the dryer. (I wash mine in cold water and air-dry it because I don't currently have a dryer.) So far, it's held its shape and the stripes haven't faded.

hailing a cab in my KIRUNDO striped sweater
Katie Jackson / TODAY

Most importantly, I love how this sweater feels and how I feel in this sweater. I'm cozy because it's warm, and I'm confident because it's cute. (I also get a lot of compliments when I wear it.) I'm not sure if it will make me want fall to last forever, but it has definitely made it easier to embrace the season.