Cheery Striped Fall Sweater and Colored Jeans

There’s no better way to start the day than with a nice cup of tea and a cute new outfit. Today I’m bringing you an easy fall outfit I just picked up that brightens my day.

Black, gray, white..the stores are loaded with these colors and I find they get really kind of boring, so recently I was on the lookout for something with some color when I ran across this.

This darling striped sweater is a welcome change in a sea of solid, dark colors. The unusual combo of mustard, burgundy, pink and gray (and even a touch of brown) is so modern and refreshing. I don’t know about you, but when I wear happy colors like these,  I feel happy. Color has such a powerful impact on my mood.


Look closely and you will see the pretty ombré paintstripe effect in this cozy, classy knit. This sweater is wool and cashmere so it’s very soft and comfy.

Do you like the shape? It’s a little boxy and those drop sleeves make it look very relaxed and chic. I’ve rolled up the sleeves a bit to give it a sporty feel.

michael kors jetsetter bag burgundy

To make the sweater pop, I’m repeating the color of one of the stripes by carrying a burgundy tote. This one is from Michael Kors. It’s called the Jet Set Tote and you can fit so much stuff into it that it is great for travel.

ombre striped sweater Deborah BolandHere’s the’s great for everyday. You could wear this sweater with regular blue jeans, but I wanted a more elegant vibe so I went with a pair of gorgeous, rich bugundy jeans. Colored jeans are a fun way to spice up a fall wardrobe.

michael kors booties My booties are last year from Michael Kors.

striped knit sweater Deborah BolandI like the artistic feel of this cute fall sweater.

It’s relaxed with a creative feel. Great for weekends!

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12 thoughts on “Cheery Striped Fall Sweater and Colored Jeans

  1. Hi! Love your site! Very concerned about wearing horizontal
    stripes due to weight issues. Anything in
    vertical stripes that you would recommend instead?

  2. H Deborah,
    The sweater and pants is a fabulous fall look. I’m headed to Charleston SC next week. The weather will be mid 70-80s. Dare I wear white crop pants with a navy Lily Pulitzer shirt.?

  3. Hi everyone I am from Nassau Bahamas and we really don’t have winter weather here. Our weather for today was a high of 93 F and low of 79 F. I am headed to New York City from November 18th to November 27th to spend time with family for thanksgiving for the first time. I need some help as what i should wear. i want to protect myself from the cold but i don’t want it to be so noticeable that I am from a warmer climate. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Denise, Lucky you that you live in Nassau!
      You know our weather is so crazy these days that it’s hard to know what the weather will be like in November but usually during the day it is high 40’s- very high 50’s , half the month sunny and half the month overcast. Here is a great article about the weather and what to wear:

      When I travel, I always dress in layers. That way you can just peel off a layer if it warms up or pull one on if it gets nipppy. This could consist of jeans, a t-shirt, layered with a sweater or thin cardigan, and a light jacket. A warm sweater with a poncho would be another good idea. Another suggestion is to wear a warm sweater with a jacket and a scarf. The great thing about a scarf is you can wear it alone with the sweater or add it under the jacket or just keep it in your bag if you don’t need it. The most important thing is a good pair of walking shoes or booties. They are essential for NYC. Be sure you wear them in before you get on the plane. Here’s an article we did last year about fall in NYC that illustrates these points: I hope I have given you some food for thought. Have a wonderful time and enjoy your trip!

  4. I love a good striped top! I’ve also found that lately I’ve appreciated other colors beyond my navy and white. Thanks for the inspo! What a great way to take stripes into Fall.

    1. Thanks April for stopping by. The colors of these stripes really spoke to me. Do you know that unusual combinations of colors produce a creative vibe? And I think that is what you get from this sweater. Plus it’s a great piece to take you from fall into winter or winter in spring because of the light base and happy feel of the stripes. Love it! Cheers, Deborah

  5. Nice sweater, and I do like the color combination. I think the bag is kind of lost against the burgundy jeans. It blends in. Maybe with grey jeans, the bag WOULD pop and bring out the burgundy stripe in the sweater. I like Kathleen’s suggestion of grey booties too! The jeans are nice, I might have to take a look at them.

  6. I love the look and already own similar burgundy pants.. My booties look the same also. Will shop for a similar looking sweater at a more affordable price. This is what I do. Get ideas from your website bur find it them cheaper somewhere else.

  7. The outfit is nice, but I would have done a grey boot with it instead of the black. The black stands out too much and draws the eye away from the outfit to the boots. But, that’s just my opinion! Otherwise it’s a great outfit for a movie night!! ❤️

    1. Hi Kathleen, So funny you mention that. I had bought grey suede booties the night before but the Sunday morning of this shoot I opened the box and the salesperson had put two right booties in of different sizes!! So I had to go with what I had which worked. But agree my grey bootie would have been really fresh. Cheers, Deb

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