From trippy rainbow stripes to graffiti-style embellishments, there’s a lot happening with knitwear right now that pushes the envelope. But there’s nothing wrong with sticking with the classics.
For example, the chest-stripe sweater is a wardrobe staple that looks as sharp today as it did in 2010 when Mario Testino shot this photo of Taylor Lautner and even before that, too.
Not only are stripes always timeless, but the horizontal, chest-centered placement of this style makes your torso look a little broader and bigger.
Even former teen wolf Lautner, who doesn’t need to rely on styling optical illusions, benefits from the move. Flattering is flattering, whether you’ve got a six pack or not.
This fall we’re partial to chest-stripe sweaters in shades of red, black, and white. They’re visually impactful, extra sporty, and feel a little bit like the real-life version of a Superman costume.
Balenciaga’s logo-adorned v-neck option is the loudest standout of the bunch. But thanks to the wide-stripe sweater’s eternal appeal, you can find similar options for way, way less.