Colorful Sweater Makes a Bold Statement

Things are looking up. Everyone feels more optimistic, and that has translated into some very colorful sweaters for fall.  Recently I’ve been rocking a bright new sweater that Talbots sent my way, and it can’t help but make me smile!

pink talbots sweater

How do you like my colorful new statement sweater? (It’s one of many on sale at Talbots Anniversary sale where everything is 25%!)

colorful fall sweater

If you are starting to socialize a little more and feeling a bit rusty, I say, Let your Sweater do the talking.  My cute pink cashmere sweater is a darling icebreaker and a great conversation starter!

pink talbots sweater with jeans

I love the way this fun word sweater sends such a positive, powerful message. It’s Brilliant! … We’re all Brilliant!

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Colorful Sweater Makes a Bold Statement


Colorful Sweater Makes a Bold Statement

Bright pink is one of the hot colors for fall, and it’s one of my favorites since aging has made my skin a little pale, and pink always gives it that baby fresh glow. This is such a gorgeous pink, and I like how it pops with my dark wash jeans that are the trending wash this fall.

I also like the dark wash because it adds more formality to the outfit and balances the lighthearted mood of the sweater.

pink cashmere sweater and yellow jacket

You could also wear this classic crewneck with skinny, straight leg, or wide-leg jeans. A traditional pullover like this goes with any style.

pink statement sweater

And of course, there’s nothing quite like cashmere! It’s so soft, comfy, and classy.

A third piece always dresses up a sweater and jeans, so another styling idea for this colorful sweater is to contrast the playful feel with a sharp blazer. I just happened to have this one in my closet from last year, and I thought the gorgeous tailoring added a chic vibe.

The yellow goes perfectly with the bright fall mood, but you could just as easily go with a more neutral jacket, like navy, if you like a more toned-down look.

Preppy driving loafers, (similar) pointy flats, or even cute sneakers are perfect with this look which will take you from around the house to a fun night out.

pink talbots sweater and jeans

You may have wondered if you can wear a colorful statement sweater with a message or saying past a certain age, and of course, there are no rules. But let me summarize by saying that if you want to keep it on the classy side, you need to follow these guidelines:

1. Stick to one or two words rather than a long drawn-out saying. A brief message looks more thoughtful, has more impact, and comes across as more refined.

2. Stick to quality fabrics and knits – This is a pink cashmere sweater. Cashmere is uber elegant and elevates the message.

3. Balance your message sweater with clean, dark wash jeans. Lightwash, worn, ripped or very distressed jeans will add to the “fun” feel and seem too junior.

4. Offset the lighthearted feel of a message statement sweater with tailoring, such as a structured jacket or coat like a trench.


Words aren’t the only way to get your message across. Talbots has lots of other cute, colorful sweaters for fall that add lots of personality to a pair of jeans. Now go be brilliant!


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