A bunch of colorful sweaters

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Things are getting pretty drab out there, weather-wise, and we still have so much winter to get through, and so why not throw on something bright and cheery instead of succumbing to the relentless grayness of it all? This asymmetrical-hem sweater is a good starter piece if you’re not used to wearing brights.

I like the unexpectedness of the yellow on this cool cashmere Breton-style sweater from Kule.

The fuzzy texture on this Theory alpaca sweater is fun, and the color combination of the stripes reminds me of a Pendelton blanket.

The spacedye on this short-sleeved sweater reminds me of Missoni, but it’s actually from Cos.

Just a nice, rich green on a well-priced alpaca-blend sweater.

I am loving the combination of stripes and tie-dye here.

A nifty, oversized colorblock cardigan that looks mighty cozy.

I like the loose knit on this one, and how the stripes sort of fade into each other.

The purple stripes here really pop against the more neutral-colored ones.

A half-zip sweater with a very sportif feel.

This pink zebra-stripe number is not left in a lot of sizes, but it’s so good I had to include it anyway.

Thick rainbow stripes give this one a playful vibe.

A super-inexpensive cashmere V-neck in a nice rich blue.

This purple leopard print reminds me of sweaters I owned in 1985.

Just a nice deep red turtlemneck that’s way marked down.

Vertical stripes against a chevron-stripe knit make this one nice and statement-y.

I always like rainbow stripes on a black background, and they look especially chic on this wool and cashmere number.

A deep fuchsia hoodie for kicking around on the weeekend.

I’m just a fan of the cool color combination here.

A  green zebra print that’s loud in a really good way.

I love safety orange, and think it looks especially great on this waffle knit recycled cashmere sweater.

 

 

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    Bean
    23 Jan 2020
    11:33am

    That Pendleton Blanket the Theory sweater reminds you of? That’s ripped off of a Hundon’s Bay Point blanket, and there’s a long Canadian history to that design. Which I’m sure you knew already.
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/81913/history-hudsons-bay-blanket-canada

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      Kim France
      23 Jan 2020
      4:24pm

      Yes, every time I mention that Pendelton print, somebody brings this up!

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        HickfromStyx
        24 Jan 2020
        12:09pm

        Haha! Brand loyalty to a defining part of our Canadian history. We cannot help ourselves. We learn it in school, and see the iconic department stores in our cities as a constant reminder of where we came from, with the trading posts in 1670. The point blanket pattern would have made a sensible choice for our national flag, if not for the trademark issue.

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          Bean
          24 Jan 2020
          2:00pm

          So true!

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    Robin
    23 Jan 2020
    11:29am

    Just here to say I don’t understand short-sleeved sweaters. If its cold enough to wear wool, I need full sleeves.

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      Jax
      23 Jan 2020
      1:00pm

      Just here to say I’m a short-sleeve sweater lover. They often provide the right balance of professional-enough for business casual, warm-but-not-too-warm or cool-but-not-too-cool coverage for California and also the often-too-cold office with the stuffy and poorly ventilated conference rooms.
      I esp. love one with a longer sleeve that reaches the elbow like this Cos one.

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        HickfromStyx
        24 Jan 2020
        12:24pm

        Even in the cold place I inhabit, sweaters with short sleeves make sense under a blazer. I do not like the discomfort of a blazer over a sweater with full-length sleeves, but a sweater alone is not warm enough. I look for the elusive sweater that is not bulky and has short or three-quarter sleeves for blazer wear. This way, my blazer sleeves are long enough, because those long sleeves do hitch up my blazer sleeves. I’m warm enough. All good. Just don’t get me started on cold-shoulder sweaters, or puffy sleeve sweaters.

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    Kathy O
    23 Jan 2020
    11:42am

    This is a great post. Thank you!

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    Elisa
    23 Jan 2020
    8:10am

    I have had the Halogen cashmere a couple of times and mine pilled very badly. I got one for my niece and she said it was fine (but maybe she was just being nice?). Nordstrom is very nice about taking things back if there is an issue, but I just wanted to share a warning. And this was a couple of years ago.

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    c.w.
    23 Jan 2020
    9:06am

    I love that orange Eileen Fisher (it’s great in the Navy as well!). EF can be pricey, but I have three EF sweaters that I’ve had forever––linen, cashmere and a boiled wool number––and all three have not only worn well they still look new so while the price tag on the EF is “investment” status it will serve you for years and years and years. At least that’s my experience. I’m also loving that Type A Version 8 sweater and in the navy/white combo screams “beach vacation!”

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      Viajera
      23 Jan 2020
      9:22am

      I liked that orange one too! Can’t wear orange though. I also liked the black with thin stripes, most of the animal prints, the ombre stripe, and the space dye (love space dyes…) Honorable mention for the colorblock cardi – it has something. Wrong shape for me though.

      I almost bought that bright blue sweater a couple weeks ago … I love the color … but, yeah, the reviews. I’m okay with plain wool anyway so I kept looking.

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        Viajera
        23 Jan 2020
        9:25am

        Oh also … I am forgetting just now what it’s called, but I like tops with that edge trim, like the first one. I don’t understand why it’s not around more. Maybe people think it screams retro, but I say, if something’s good why stop making them? A fashionable conundrum?

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    Elisa
    23 Jan 2020
    10:11am

    I am having trouble wearing most types of wool lately. I have a few acrylic blend sweaters that I like but mostly I hate the feeling of acrylic. And I really can’t wear anything too thick or bulky because I will melt. So I would love suggestions for lightweight alternatives that are more interesting than the standard solid-color merino crew neck or v-neck.

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      Maureen
      23 Jan 2020
      11:22am

      I just got a lighter weight silk/cashmere blend sweater from Naadam. It’s an oversized V-neck with a boxy fit and is approx 85% silk, 15% cashmere so it isn’t too warm.

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        Elisa
        23 Jan 2020
        4:28pm

        Thank you for the suggestion!

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      Stephanie
      23 Jan 2020
      3:58pm

      I’m a huge fan of 100% cotton sweaters, which I wear pretty much October through May. In the dead of winter I put on wool if I’m going to be out and about but if it’s an inside-day I go back to the cotton. You’d think something so basic wouldn’t be so hard to find, but they are. At least the ones I like, I guess.

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      Jax
      23 Jan 2020
      1:03pm

      I’ll advocate for 100% fine merino wool sweaters. They provide enough warmth in layers (esp. with a camisole under), but don’t over-swelter you and make you break out into sweats as you move from one climate to another.

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    Kirstjen
    24 Jan 2020
    3:30pm

    I have that blue cashmere Halogen sweater. I bought it during the anniversary sale. I like it – not too bulky, and it comes in quite a few colors. It’s got a slight V at the back as well.

    I wish some of the other sweaters came in extended sizes.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    23 Jan 2020
    12:27pm

    So, I’m scrolling through, feeling all smug that for once, I’m not tempted to pull out my charge card. And then, there it is: my kryptonite…an orange waffle knit sweater. I’m powerless to refuse.

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    Jax
    23 Jan 2020
    12:56pm

    That Kule yellow breton sweater just screams Benetton 1985 to me! Not necessarily bad.

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