Almost nothing makes getting dressed easier than a colorful sweater. Jeans and a sweater is my starting point for most casual outfits, then I add some fun accessories to personalize the look.
Casual outfit with a colorful sweater & jeans
This is the soft rollneck sweater I featured in Friday’s post. Mine’s the “Hthr Blade” color, which is in between the Apple and Mint greens in my Spring palette. I’m wearing size Small. I find the sweater quite comfortable and the neckline just high enough. (I will note that if you are particularly sensitive to wool, you may not find it as soft as I do. There is 30% wool in the fabric blend.)
I’ve received so many questions about these shoes since posting them on my Instagram feed a few days ago!
They’re from Office of Angela Scott, and I’ve been wearing them several times a week. They were unbelievably comfortable right out of the box (though I did have to rough up the soles a little bit on gravel for better traction). I think they are just so stinkin’ cute! They’re beautifully made and spendy, but are currently marked down. They run true-to-size, took my usual 7½.
Here are a few styles with a similar look that are more budget-friendly:
A schedule note…
Posting may be light for the next few days. We have friends in town, and I’m prepping for our big Red Leopard Color Event 🐆 this weekend! I’m so excited to be working with Manina and will post a recap afterward. The event is completely booked, but if you’d be interested in a personal color analysis with me, you can schedule HERE.
I hope to be back to a regular posting schedule by mid-week next week.
Hi Susan—Could you please comment and compare this sweater to the stand up collar sweater from Anthropologie that you featured recently. Thank you
Hi Rose, the Anthropologie sweater is a lighter weight and 100% cashmere. The neckline on the Anthro sweater is a bit softer, wider, and a little lower. The cut is shorter and more relaxed than this one. This J.Crew sweater has a more traditional fit.
Your shoes are indeed perfect. They look ever so good with your outfit.
Oooooh, those shoes! I’ve been intrigued by The Office of Angela Scott for a while now. Great to hear your report – thank you!
Hello – I love your outfit and I am a HUGE sucker for wingtips! Question about the jeans you’re wearing – how do they run? I’ve been looking at them and the reviews a mixed about fit, size down? TTS? Thanks!
Hi Katie, thanks! I did go down a size in these jeans and would suggest if you want a slimmer fit. They do stretch out just a little with wear too.
Such great shoes;)
This sweater appears to be exactly what I’ve been looking for. They are not in-store in my area, so I’ll need to order. I’m stumped on what color to try. I am an Autumn, and I thought you were too? But you mention your “Spring Palette “. Almost every outfit you post, I love, and I’m drawn to the colors as well. Thoughts about what color(s) to try?
Hi Cathy, I am a Spring, though a Golden Spring, which means some of my best colors are similar to some Autumn ones. (Some warmer browns & yellows, esp) For Autumns, the two colors I’m sure about would be Heather Mushroom & Bridgeport Brown. I haven’t seen the Holiday Red, but as long as it doesn’t have a blueish undertone, could also work.
I do love those shoes. I remember having some similar to those that I wore in high school with my school uniform. The sweater color looks great on you.
I really enjoy your style, Susan. You and I couldn’t be more different in coloring and body type, but that doesn’t mean I can’t learn from your posts or enjoy your outfits. I usually just lurk, but today I felt like commenting. Hope you’re having a great week.
I am with you Susan. I am all about nice sweaters! My everyday look is also a sweater and jeans or nice slacks. I even knit a few.
I’m so glad to see that someone else has discovered Angela Scott shoes. I’ve wondered why they weren’t being reviewed on the blogs I read. The cork insoles really do make them comfortable, and even the 2.5″ brogues are remarkably comfortable (this from someone who no longer wears anything over 2″ and prefers 1.5″). I hope you check out and review more styles, assuming you think they fit your style.
This is a great look on you Susan. That color is joy-sparking, and those shoes are DIVINE! I have such a soft spot for wingtips and that scroll pattern on the toe is delightfully whimsical. Mazel Tov on being completely booked – I’m sure your work with Marina will be fantastic! I imagine it’s both exhilarating and a little anxiety-provoking – as things usually are when we spread our wings!
Love you blog Susan! I have been a fan for quite a few years but have not commented until now. I love your posts indicating the colors for various items for the different seasons. It is very helpful. Can you suggest a color close to camel for soft summer.
Love the shoes even though they’re well outside my budget!
Love the shoes – and in my climate, socks are a must. Recommendations from anyone for socks not so bulky but warm?
I own two pairs of Angela Scotts and I must say that even though they are very expensive, they are meant to last forever. SO the cost per wear is going to end up being quite low!