Well the answer is obviously no. Unless you're a husband. And you're talking about your wife's collection of striped tops. As the answer may well be yes, but they would be wrong. Very very wrong indeed, as I can officially confirm that one can never have too many striped tops. That is officially in no official sense of the word.
However if we're following the faithful equation of cost per wear, then I think we'll find that striped tops are always a winner. As they go with everything. They are the perfect top bar none, of that I am confident.
So when it comes to looking for tops for Autumn, first up for me was a striped top. And last week on holiday, a trip to one of my favourite boutiques ever, Collen & Clare was of course in order. What couldn't I resist? Well that will be....drum roll... yes, a striped top. There was not enough eye rolling that the husband could do. Were eye rolling an Olympic Sport my husband would be centre stage on that podium.
And super randomly, following on from my Here Come the Danes blog the other day, it just happened to be a Danish brand. Here is what I bought.
Second Female Laura Stripey Top £66
Here's why. Yes, look at the length of the sleeves... This is a large as I didn't want it super skin tight even though they are supposed to be very fitted. I will be layering it as well but to get the extra long arm length for me, I went Large. As you can see, I am very pleased with it. And yes, on the floor that is the pup Ginny - shops that let dogs in. Winner. Collen and Clare I love you. If you get a chance to pop in, I can't recommend it highly enough. One in Southwold, one in Aldeburgh and one in Burnham Market. Alternatively, browse to your heart's content online.
So others that are on my wishlist. Seeing as - you can genuinely never have too many.
I've said I was going to look at tops to wear with skirts (or culottes). Look no further (although I will be doing a full blog on this, I promise...)
Stripe Raglan Crew Neck from Me+Em £89 in navy and white with 20% off using the code NEW20
Love the bargains at La Redoute with 25% off with the code NEW.
Breton Jumper £24
Interwoven drawstring sweater from Mango £49.99
Navy and white reversed and again, the perfect shape for a midi skirt or culottes. Or any wide leg trousers.
Striped Jumper from La Redoute £24 with 25% discount using the code NEW20
The Knitted Breton in Navy and White from Me+Em £99 Again don't forget your discount with NEW20 and again perfect skirt top (although I wouldn't tuck in... this sits ideally just on waistband).
And moving away from the classic navy and white.
In the grey from Me+Em....£99 pre discount
Another grey version at La Redoute £29
Striped Jumper in red £24 from La Redoute with the code NEW20
Similar again at La Redoute so again with 25% off using the code NEW.
Striped Jumper £29
And the off piste polo necks. I need all of these.
Stripe Jacquard Roll Neck from Nobody's Child at Topshop £14
Fine Wool Tencel Polo Neck in Rosewood/Auburn £79 from Toast