5 Colorblock Sweaters To Look More Artsy

Are you a classic gal who loves timeless pieces and traditional colors but would like to dress more creatively? The easiest way to embrace a more artsy style is with a playful colorblock sweater. Here are 5 modern colorblock sweaters and what to wear with them to look cute, casual, and creative this fall.

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Color block sweater | Levi 724 jeans | Booties



Start with a Neutral Color Block Sweater

Stepping out of your classic comfort zone and wearing a color block sweater is simple when you mix neutrals. We often think that all color blocking is bright and loud, but that’s not the case. There are lots of choices.

For example, I fell in love with this traditional crew neck sweater in cream, tan, and gray. I love this elegant, understated color combo and how the color blocking gives the sweater energy. I added dark wash jeans to make this sweater pop, and the result is a casual look that oozes quiet luxury.







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sweater | jeans | mules | bag | earrings



Look Artsy in an Asymmetrical Color Block Sweater

A diagonal line right across the middle makes this color block sweater all the more interesting because it draws the eye flatteringly. A bonus is diagonal lines create a fantastic slimming effect!

I love the modern combo of gray and Barbicore pink and how striking this color blocking looks against a background of black.  All eyes are on this sweater, so keeping accessories simple and minimal is important.




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Get Playful in Color Block Cardigan

Here’s a cozy Grandpa Cardigan with a fabulous modern update, thanks to this cool color-blocking effect. Tone-on-tone shades of cream, beige, and brown give a  high-end feel, while big patch pockets and slouchy drop shoulders make this color-blocked cardigan a little cheeky and fun.









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Add Drama with a Color Block Poncho

Color blocking also creates drama and gives your outfit a theatrical vibe. This bestselling poncho is a great example of that. Red, black, and camel come together in a checkboard pattern that commands attention.  I like the look of this with black leggings and boots. It feels powerful, like a work of art.





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Be Trendy in the Latest Colors

Here’s a cute color block sweater in one of the most trendy color combos, pink and orange. This is one of my favorite mixes because it looks so cheery and pretty—a Zig Zag line across the chest in another creative way to do colorblock and look modern.

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14 thoughts on “5 Colorblock Sweaters To Look More Artsy

  1. Deborah:
    I love the color block jacket colors. It reminds me of the colors on an item of clothing in my youth. It made me feel young and hopeful just by looking at it. Where do they sell it?

    Thank you.

  2. I’m hearing what people are saying with regards to color blocking; not sure myself, but the outfits look stunning; nice pics.

  3. I like this look, but I am a bit petite (5.2) and unsure if the blocking will make me look shorter. How can I elongate my height using this look?

  4. Hi Deb,
    I love your site.
    As far as color blocking. It can be great with the right colors in the right places. Wrong colors and places can be a disaster. For Example, An Apple shape wearing a light color across her belly with dark above and below. That
    would be a mess. So, consider your body type when you bear this new fun trend!

  5. I love the whole color-blocking trend. I’m afraid it just isn’t meant for us petite, though. Do you think at 4ft—11 in. Is there would anyway for me to incorporate this fantastic trend? Of course, shoes and pocketbooks would be ok, but what about dresses?

  6. I’m having flashbacks to the ’90s when my teenage daughter wore color-blocked sweaters. I don’t know if I can rock this or not. It might be worth a try, though.

    1. Hi Memaw,
      There are lots of ways to try color blocking… with just a top and sweater or scarf. It is just combining fun colors! Looking through a recent Oprah magazine, I noticed that many of the women in the magazine, including Oprah, are dressed this way, and it looks beautiful!

  7. I didn’t think I would like any of these, but the colors and styles of the pictures besides ‘Wow and wearable’ and ‘if bright colors scare’ are charming. Even the ‘looks like these are the colors’ view looks fabulous. Thanks.

  8. Just found you, beautiful lady. Thank you for your blog! I love everything about it, fashion, beautiful, looking youthful yet appropriate. Life begins after 40!!!

    1. Hi Susan,
      Thanks for your kind words, and welcome!!! I hope you will join my mailing list (top right) and keep the comments coming; I LOVE to hear from my readers and want to know your thoughts and how I might help!! Great to listen to your voice on my blog!

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