Stripes are great under another big trend of this season-capes. A striped sweater gives a great pop of pattern at the neck and at the wrists. Pair with jeans and add a brightly striped top (left) for a relaxed look or a neutral one (far right) for a night out.
Want to wear stripes to work? Pick a pattern that has some variation to it, either stripe size or color. Then layer under a blazer (I prefer 3/4 sleeve length to give extra pop of color at the wrists) and pair with your favorite trousers or pencil skirt. Since you are adding pattern, minimize the number of colors you are wearing.