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Pink Oversized Sweater Makes it Feel Like Spring

It may not be Spring, but I’m pretending it is anyway! This time of year I find myself drawn to lively, warm colors that remind me of a beautiful spring garden. This stunning pink sweater is just what I needed to brighten up the dull winter. For anyone who says color isn’t important, I’ve got to disagree. It makes a huge difference in how we look and feel.

Pink oversized sweater navy pants | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

I bought this sweater because I couldn’t resist the pretty coral-pink  color. It’s so cheery and uplifting. In fact, this color inspired me to pull out an old painting I had in storage in my basement and hang it in my office.

I’ve become a big fan of the oversized sweater look. (Remember the gold oversize turtleneck I wore a couple of months back?) I love the relaxed, slouchy silhouette because it makes an outfit look so effortless and chic.

Pink ribbed oversize Topshop sweater | Deborah Boland over 50 fashion blogger

This sweater is super soft and cozy, and it’s surprisingly lightweight too. You tend to think of big sweaters like this as being hot and heavy, but not this one. It’s also got a great V-neckline, which is always flattering, because it shows more of your neck, and makes you tall and slender. And do you see the fine ribbing? Great texture!

My sweater is from TOPSHOP, a brand that I’ve been buying a lot lately. I find Topshop has a good selection of modern styles, fantastic colors, and it’s reasonably priced.

navy cropped pants from Banana Republic, pink suede shoes, pink sweater

How do you like the cropped pants? These dotted pants are from Banana Republic, one of my go-to stores for classic pieces with a modern twist. I probably own about 6 pairs of their pants because they fit and wear so well.  Navy is always an excellent color during this transitional time between winter and spring. I’d say these pants are spot on!

As for the pink suede pumps, I bought them last year and thought they were kind of fun with the sweater. They give my outfit that fun, feminine, pretty in pink vibe.
Woman wearig pink oversized sweater and navy cropped pants looking at painting

This sweater has long sleeves, but as you can see, I like wearing them pushed up. It makes me feel more sporty, and I just like the look.

woman in pink oversized sweater holding up and looking at floral painting

“Look ma, no hips!” It’s amazing how a voluminous sweater like this can fool the eye. When you wear a wide sweater up top and skinny pants on the bottom, you create the illusion that your hips and bottom are much smaller than they really are. Deborah Boland wearing pink floral sweater hanging a painting

Isn’t that pink out of this world? I find that any pink shade helps give your skin a nice glow. This one is more on the warmer side.

Deborah Boland wearing pink floral sweater and looking happy

I’m thrilled with my new outfit and my painting!

pink oversized Banana Republic sweater worn by Deborah Boland | publisher Fabulous After 40

If you feel like putting a little Spring in your wardrobe ( and your step), then you can shop this look by clicking on any of the links above. I’m counting the days until spring. How about you?

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6 thoughts on “Pink Oversized Sweater Makes it Feel Like Spring

  1. Hi Deborah- I love the close ups of you ( you are fabulous! ) and the clothes, as its often hard to appreciate texture or subtleties from a distance. Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

  2. I love your sweater!! Cropped pants I can do, but slouchy sweaters swallow me up since my shoulders are narrow. I need shoulder pads when they are in style but don’t do them unless they are in which hasn’t been for awhile. The pink color is yummy and makes Spring seem near – Yay! Any suggestions for us narrow shoulders ones wearing the slouchy look sweaters?

    1. Hi Bonniee, I think you are on the right track with shoulder pads. You can also try to look for sweaters with some kind of detail at the shoulder and neckline to visually widen your shoulders. Also try scrunching your sleeves a bit to show your forearms. Belting your waist can also make your shoulders look bigger and make sure you wear skinny pants. A skinny bottom will make your top look wider! Cheers, Deborah

    1. Hi Jaymie, Thanks for the lovely compliment. Not all pinks suit me, but these warm ones work really well. That’s what is important when it comes to color. You can wear any color, but find the particular shade that flatters your skin and hair and you have found your wow colors. Cheers, Deborah

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