“Sweaters with interesting patterns,” requests a reader named Diane. “I’d love to introduce more fun and variety to my wardrobe of solids and stripes.” This is a post that took me well out of my comfort zone, because pretty much all of my sweaters are solids or stripes. However I found much to like—for example this red leopard print number (there are a lot of animal prints in this post). I always like stripes juxtaposed with animal prints.
This cardigan has a decidedly treasured-vintage-find feel.
This one isn’t left in many sizes, but it was too awesome not to include.
And this zebra pattern is nearly sold out too, but how perfect is it?
Here’s a tiger stripe sweater that’s subtle enough to wear even if animal prints typically scare you.
This Navajo-looking pattern would be fantastic with worn-in jeans, just as shown here.
There are animal prints and then there are animal prints—they both have their fans—and this is a pretty ideal iteration of the latter.
A cashmere sweater with a dreamy star print and a lovely bateau neckline.
I like how faded-out the animal print is here.
Conversely, I like how much the leopard pattern pops on this burgundy specimen.
A fun, deconstructed tennis sweater for kicking about.
I think the butterflies on this slightly spendy option are really quite beautiful.
Such a pretty watercolor effect.
This Fair Isle-inspired sweater has such a great, graphic color combination.
I might have to spring for this slouchy camo sweater—it looks perfect for lounging.
Here’s a fashioned-up Baja hoodie—minus the hood. I dig the pops of orange.