Get Cozy, Look Cool In A Colorblocked Sweater

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! We’ve had some snow the last two days. Time to slip on a cozy top, that’s for sure!

I stepped out of the house in -10 degree celsius weather to take a quick shot of my  new DVF cashmere sweater for you.

Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40 DVF Striped sweater

Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40 Colorblocked Sweater
Shop the Look : DVF colorblock sweater, Paige midrise jeans, suede booties, gold necklace ( similar)

I Love Color 

You know me ….  I love color, and this year with all the black and gray it’s been really hard to find. That’s why I grabbed this gorgeous sweater. The combo of navy, red, and fuchsia is so vibrant and happy that it makes it a little easier for me to shift my mind  into the long winter ahead. Here, I’m wearing my new sweater with dark denim Paige jeans (midrise, stretchy, soft as anything- the best jeans I have ever owned) and some cute black booties with gold zippers.

Color blocking isn’t new, but this year I notice the focus is on colorblocked  knits. I think a colorblocked sweater is a great thing to wear to look sporty, casual and modern, plus colorblocking does wonders to visually whittle your figure into  shape. Strategically placed panels conceal trouble spots and draw the eye to your best features, making you look shapely and slim.

Here’s a few favorite colorblocked knits that look great at any age.

Fuzzy Wuzzzy

white and gray colorblock sweater

Don’t you just want to reach out and touch this soft, fluffy gray and white sweater? It’s super casual, but so very classy too. Nice! Sweater  by Vince Camuto.

Bright and Bold

Red, White and black is always a stunning color combo. I love this perky sweater which looks great over jeans or leggings. The vertical lines are so slimming! This sweater from Intarsia 
 red colorblock sweater
Awesome Asymmetrical

This simple asymmetrical cut is chic and slimming. It’s an elegant and artful look. Very classy and figure flattering in black and gray. asymmetrical sweater found here.

 black colorblock
Colorblocked Cuffs

I’ve seen a lot of these cute sweaters with zippers at the waist. This sweater takes it one step further by adding fabulous colorblocked cuffs. This simple detail ups the style factor big time. (red sweater can be found here)
 eileen fisher colorblock sweater
Colorblocked Lace

Isn’t this an interesting and feminine twist on the colorblocked look? …Soft pastel peach up top highlights your pretty face and warm mocha gently conceals any tummy. Lace divides the two for a lovely, ladylike look. This sweater found here.
lace colorblock sweater
Want to see more? Take a look these other colorblocked sweaters in the stores now. They’re such a nice change from  1 color sweaters and they look cool and modern.

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Green – Why It’s Such A Big Deal This Fall

We’re on the way to a greener world and fashion is following right along. Green is quickly becoming one of the most popular colors of the season.

green fashion trends in fall

SHOP THE LOOK : 1.top 2.dress 3.earrings (similar) 4.blouse 5. boots 6.top 7. shoes 8. coat (similar) 9. glasses 10. purse

It started with Emerald a couple of years ago; olive green and khaki have been popular too. This fall we’re seeing an even wider range of shades from pale seafoam, to spruce, to deep winter green. What’s the attraction of wanting to go green?

Green is Unexpected

Black is predictable, dark blue has been around for a while, but  green is new and fresh. It’s different and different turns heads.

Green is Vibrant

Black can be harsh, brown a little boring, gray can be draining. What other dark color can you wear and look like you have a little life? Green does the trick.

Be sure to choose a shade that best suits your complexion. Cool blue greens such as hunter green, bottle green and teal look best on women with cool skin. Warm yellow greens such as moss, olive and khaki look best on women with golden hair and creamy warm complexions. Forest Green can work for both.

Green is the New Neutral 

Green has been crowned  the new neutral. It looks stunning head to toe but it very modern when combined with rich plummy shades, deep navy,  and  pewter gray.  Black and metallic also work with green, and of course, you can’t go wrong combining it with brown or tan.

Here are a couple of  fabulous green looks that are midlife chic.

Green sweater and green fashion accessories

Movie Date Casual

Want to grab a bite and catch a show and don’t know what to wear?

  • Pair a cozy  green pullover  with a skinny blue jeans and  a trendy plaid tote.
  • Camel really pops when paired with a green garment – try a leather bootee in a warm shade of camel to bring your look together.

Green communicates harmony and calmness, so it’s a great color to wear when you are just chilling out on the weekends.

 

green fashion design

Shopping Chic in Olive Green

Have to run to the mall or do a few errands?

  • Olive green comes to life when you combine it with burgundy jeans and a cozy gray sweater – This is a very wearable, earthy, fall color combo.
  • Accessorize with black leather booties and a grab bag (with gold hardware for a warm touch).

 

Finally, don’t forget to check out all  chunky knits, tweeds and leathers out there in shades of  gorgeous green. A bit of texture ups of the elegance of this orderly, well-balanced color.

Do you like green? Or is this a color you’ve never really worn?

Guest Stylist for this article: Chantelle Collier

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