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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.
Where it ranks and reviews
Despite being released over two years ago, this sweater is still pretty popular on Amazon. It has a 4.2-star average rating from more than 5,400 users. 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 sweater isn't cashmere or fleece, it's still extremely soft and comfortable.
It comes in 19 colors and three styles
This sweater comes in over a dozen colors and three different patterns. I don't wear a lot of stripes, but I like this top because it features 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 and my green Lululemon Align joggers, one of my essentials for working from home.
If you get this sweater in the wide-stripe design, that one features a boatneck 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 wide-stripe style also looks a bit longer and looser at the bottom. Instead of fitting at the waist, it looks like it covers part of the bum.
How it fits and feels
I'm 5'4'' and 115 pounds, so I opted for the "regular striped" style in a size small. It fits perfectly — where perfectly means not too snug or oversized. It's 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 I don't anticipate the stripes will fade. Dyes cling to man-made textiles like acrylic better than natural fibers.
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 definitely has made it easier to embrace the season.
For more fall fashion we're loving, check out:
- This lightweight, flowing cardigan goes with basically everything in my closet
- This bestselling trench coat is a fall must-have for every shape and size
- My favorite $30 pullover sweatshirt is a dream for layering — and oh-so cozy
This article was originally published on Oct. 22, 2020.