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How to Style a Pink Oversize Sweater for Spring

It may not be Spring, but I’m pretending it is anyway! I find myself drawn to lively, warm colors that remind me of a beautiful spring garden this time of year. This stunning pink sweater is just what I needed to brighten up the dull winter. For anyone who says color isn’t necessary, 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. This color inspired me to pull out an old painting in storage in my basement and hang it in my office.

Pink ribbed oversize Topshop sweater | Deborah Boland over 50 fashion bloggerThis sweater is super soft and cozy, and it’s surprisingly lightweight too. You tend to think of oversized sweaters like this as 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!

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

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

Many wonder what kind of pants you would wear with an oversized pink sweater, so you don’t look too boxy? These dot crop pants from @Bananarepublic are perfect because they are very slim and narrow at the bottom. When you are wearing an oversize sweater, you want a little bottom. A broad base and wide top will make you look huge and boxy.

Navy is always an excellent color during this transitional time between winter and Spring. The style, the fit, the color …I’d say these pants are spot on!

As for the pink suede pumps, I bought them last year. I thought they were 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 like the look with the skinny cropped pants.

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

You see…..”Look ma, no hips!” It’s incredible how a voluminous sweater like this can fool the eye. As I mentioned, when you wear a voluminous sweater up top and skinny pants on the bottom, you create the illusion that your hips and bottom are much smaller than they 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 try this look. I’m counting the days until Spring. How about you?

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6 thoughts on “How to Style a Pink Oversize Sweater for 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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