Colorblock Sweaters to Look More Creative

A good way to take your wardrobe in more of a creative direction is through color blocking. That’s when you take multiple solid colors and piece them together into an outfit for a modern pop-art look.

If that sounds like more than you want to tackle at the moment, then an easy place to start is with a colorblock sweater. Here are a few I found that look cute and are super easy to style.

Pastel Slice

Most women think of colorblocked clothes as very bright and bold, but you can colorblock quieter hues too. This pretty pastel pink sweater with it’s soft slices of white and gray looks arsty in a more relaxed way.

The asymmetrical hem with the chic side slit is the selling point for me because it makes you look twice.

Push up the sleeves for a more youthful look, and add dark gray jeans and booties to show off the top. A gorgeous camel coat and bag makes this whole look uber elegant.

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

Oh, yeah! This sweater is for all my bold ladies who love color and a good classic print. I would wear this in a heartbeat. I love the modern mix of bright pink and orange (I own another colorblock sweater in the same color mix), and that diamond pattern is always a stunner.

With a top like this, you want to keep everything else toned down or risk looking like a clown. I’ve paired this sweater with jeans with a bit of an edge to offset the classic diamonds ( they’re cropped and frayed). Then I’ve added some neutral flats, a bag, scarf and gold earrings.

The nice thing is, if you really don’t like these colors, this sweater comes in 4 other fabulous color combos, so take a look.

Arsty Alpine

Here’s a sweater with an alpine vibe that makes me think I should be out skiing. The shape of it, and the classic mock turtleneck say chalet chic to me, except for one thing.

The icy blue and white color blocking is a far cry from a nordic knit pattern and gives this fabulous sweater an artsy, arctic twist. I love this sweater, and it comes in hot pink too!



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14 thoughts on “Colorblock Sweaters to Look More Creative

  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 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 not sure if the blocking will make me look shorter. How can I elongate my height using this look?

  4. Hi Deb,
    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, Please take your body type into consideration when you bare this new very fun trend!

  5. Love the whole color blocking trend. I’m afraid that it just isn’t meant for us petites though. Do you think at 4ft.11in. there would any way 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 90’s when my teenaged daughter wore color blocked sweaters. Don’t know if I can rock this or not. 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 really just combining fun colors! Looking through a recent Oprah magazine, I notice that many of the women in the magazine, including Oprah are dressed this way and it looks wonderful!

  7. Didn’t think I would like any of these but the colours and styles of the pictures besides ‘Wow and wearable’ and ‘if bright colours scare’ like really nice. Even the ‘looks like these are the colours’ picture looks fabulous. Thanks.

  8. Just found you, beautiful lady. Thank you for your blog! I love everything about it, fashion, beautiful, looking youthful but 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 what your thoughts are and how I might help!! Great to hear your voice on my blog!