Effortless Fall Style: Stripe Cotton Piqué Pullover

Happy Friday, friends! I’m definitely going to be ready for that glass of wine tonight. It’s been a crazy week, both work-related and otherwise.

I have another fall outfit to share with you today, featuring this stripe cotton piqué pullover.

This sweater immediately caught my eye when I was perusing the Nordstrom website. I love the combination of colors — it’s fall-ish without being too literal.

I’m also happy to inform you that this sweater is 100% cotton. I know a lot of you can’t wear wool or cashmere, so cotton is the next best thing in a natural fabric.

The piqué stitching adds such a nice texture to a casual look, and I also appreciate the wide v-neck and the ribbed cuffs and hem.

It has a generous sleeve length, and overall a longer length with a relaxed fit that makes it so nice for casual days when you want to look put-together but not fussy.

This sweater definitely runs a bit big. I’m wearing my usual small, but you could certainly size down if you wanted a closer fit.

I paired this pullover sweater with light wash jeans because I like the low contrast between the background of the sweater and the denim.

Luckily, I was able to snag these jeans when they went on major markdown on the rag & bone website, but they’re low inventory now and not as low-priced as when I purchased them. They are well-stocked at Nordstrom, but unfortunately, at full price.

Any light wash jeans will work though, and I actually think this sweater will look nice with darker washes as well. These colors will look great with almost any denim wash.

I added a pair of suede ankle boots that are very close in color to the background of the sweater, but I might not wear boots in this shade if my jeans were darker. I’d probably go with a darker taupe.

I like the low contrast of the light denim and light beige boots, but it would really look stark and chop up the line of the leg if the jeans were dark and the top and boots were light.

Because these booties have a higher shaft, I cuffed the jeans so they just meet the top of the boot. And yes, this makes the leg line look even shorter. This only works because the sweater/jeans/boots are all light and low-contrast.

Whew! That was a lot of info for an outfit comprised of three pieces of clothing.

And funny, I didn’t necessarily think all this through when putting the outfit together. I just found it pleasing to the eye, and as I analyze these pictures, I see why it works… or at least why I like it.

Finally, I kept my jewelry minimal so the sweater gets the limelight, and the taupe tote coordinates without being matchy-matchy.

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stripe sweater // rag & bone Cate jeans (also at Nordstrom; budget option at Old Navy) // suede booties (budget option) // necklace // earrings // similar tote

Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the fall look she’s styling today!

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photos: Alison Cornell